Functional Skills English (Level 1)

Ref: C3745284

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This is a qualification for work, study and life. Achievement of the qualification demonstrates the ability at an appropriate level to read, write, speak, listen and communicate in English, and to apply these skills effectively to a range of purposes in the workplace and in other real life situations

Course aim

This Open College qualification enables learners to develop confidence and fluency and a sound grasp of English knowledge and skills by using it in real-world situations.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • Students will need to have been assessed at Entry 3 or already have completed an Entry 3 qualification

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 will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Achievement of the qualification prepares you for progression to the next level of learning in English. e.g. Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2, GCSE English. At the same time Functional Skills can be your passport to other types of learning, e.g. Apprenticeship

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Functional Skills English (Level 1)

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

We are launching a range of online courses shortly that may be of interest to you so sign up here to hear more.

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 2019
  • 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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