FREE Functional Skills English Level 1 (accredited) (t&cs apply)

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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. 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 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. You will look at how we change our communication depending on who we are talking to. You will develop skills to predict the meaning of a text when reading, using vocabulary, grammar and other clues. Please note: Before you can join the course, you will need to attend an initial assessment session to make sure that this course is the right one for you.

Additional information about this course

If you are not eligible for ESFA funding an hourly fee will apply, for more information about eligibility contact Support Services on 0300 303 3464

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?

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

  • Take part in a range of formal and informal topical discussions and presentations, listening carefully and responding appropriately to others, explaining my personal views clearly and with reference to research where appropriate.
  • Identify the purpose, main arguments and tone of a piece in a range of pieces of writing, e.g. informative leaflets, fiction, websites and letters.
  • Use an appropriate layout and structure (e.g. paragraphs, headings, bullet points) to write a letter, email, blog or article showing a logical order of events or information.
  • Use strategies and prior knowledge to spell the majority of words accurately
  • Write simple and more complex sentences accurately, with consistent and appropriate use of grammar and punctuation.

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: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec - 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: http://bit.ly/WEAonline - 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 Level 1 (accredited) (t&cs apply)

Enrolment Conditions

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

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

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