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We offer a pathway of English courses that prepare you for ‘Functional Skills’ qualifications. Our tutors will assess your skills to make sure you are on the correct course and will support you on your journey as you improve your reading and writing skills.

Get Ready for English Level 1 (Non-accredited) View details

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 is for students who have already passed the Functional English Entry 3 exam. It will help to improve your spelling of less common words by using strategies you have learned before. You will write for different purposes, and identify and correct common spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors in a text. You will develop your listening skills to help you identify relevant information, and to respond appropriately in a discussion. You will explore reading strategies to get different kinds of information (main idea, details) from a variety of texts.

Get Ready for English Level 1 View details

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 is for students who have already passed the Functional English Entry 2 exam. You will give opinions about everydayl issues. You will look at 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 improve your spelling of words by using strategies you have learned before. You will work on extending sentences, in a range of tenses, to write about events and actions in the past, present and future.

Supporting your child in English through mindfulness View details

This is a taster session to help parents and carers with ideas for mindful, relaxing and fun activities they can do with their children. The main focus will be on sharing ways to support children’s English language and vocabulary through play and games.