Functional Skills Qualification in English Level 1

Ref: C2420378

This course will help you to communicate confidently in a wide range of everyday and formal situations. You will develop your planning skills to help you to write sequentially and coherently, and improve your reviewing skills so you can identify and correct a range of errors in a text. You will consider the use of sentence grammar and punctuation to ensure you communicate effectively and clearly. We will look at how we adapt our communication depending on who we are talking to. We will develop skills to predict the meaning of a text when we are reading, using vocabulary, grammatical features, and indirect cues.

Additional information about this course

For more information, or to book a place on this course please call Chanel Ahmed at Stebon Primary School on 020 7987 4237

Course aim

This course will help you to practise your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in English. This course leads to the Functional Skills English assessment at Level 1.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Take part in a range of formal and informal topical discussions: explaining my personal views clearly, listening and responding appropriately, using information about the situation and the speaker.
  • Read and identify the main points in a range of pieces of writing, e.g. informative leaflets, fiction, websites and letters.
  • Identify the tone of a piece of writing from the vocabulary used, e.g. formal/informal, humorous/serious, personal/impersonal
  • Use an appropriate layout and structure (e.g. paragraphs, headings, bullet points) to write a letter, article or short story, showing a logical order of events or information.
  • Use strategies and prior knowledge to spell the majority of common words accurately. Write simple and more complex sentences accurately, with consistent and appropriate use of grammar and punctuation.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Official document(s) showing the correct spelling of your name, address and date of birth. Certificates for any Maths qualifications you already have. A folder, some paper and a pen/pencil to every lesson.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • It is useful if students are reading simple books for pleasure and information.

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Functional Skills Qualification in English Level 1

Is this course right for me? Request more information

You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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