FREE Functional Skills English Entry 3 (accredited) (t&cs apply)

Ref: C2422960

Before you can join this course, you will need to talk to a member of staff and do an initial assessment to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464. You will use real life examples to practise different reading techniques, including descriptions, instructions, explanations and stories. You will look at the layout and different features of longer texts, and how these can help us to understand the purpose of the text and find information in it. You will look at extending sentences, paying particular attention to the grammatical accuracy, to write about events and actions in the past, present and future. Using everyday situations, you will practise giving short explanations and descriptions. You will look at when and where formal language is needed in some common situations (e.g. work, education).

Additional information about this course

If you don't qualify for free study there will be a fee: please ring WEA Support (0300 303 3464) for more information about free study. English courses for Tower Hamlets Children & Family Centres: English Initial Assessment C2422958 Get Ready for English C2422959 Functional Skills English C2422960

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 Entry 3.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

  • Plan, draft and proofread short texts using compound sentences and paragraphs as appropriate
  • Identify and use features of different types of texts to help find information, e.g. using headings and sub headings
  • Take part in a discussion, giving my opinion clearly, allowing others to join in fairly, and making relevant responses to others’ contributions
  • Listen to a short presentation and make notes about the key information
  • Read and spell words correctly

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: - You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.). - You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: - The tutor will give you work for most lessons and can tell you about other books or websites that will help if you want to study more at home.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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FREE Functional Skills English Entry 3 (accredited) (t&cs apply)


This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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