Functional Skills English – Entry

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Overview

The Entry Functional Skills English qualification is designed to assess and develop the English language skills of individuals who have a basic understanding of the language but may struggle with reading, writing, speaking, and listening tasks. This qualification is aimed at adults who require foundational English skills to improve their employability, education, and overall communication abilities.

The Entry Functional Skills English qualification covers various aspects of the English language, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It focuses on developing practical skills that individuals can apply in real-life situations. The qualification is divided into different units, each addressing specific language skills and competencies.

In the reading component, learners are exposed to different types of texts, such as articles, instructions, and short stories. They are encouraged to develop reading strategies to comprehend the main ideas, locate specific information, and infer meaning from the text. Reading activities often involve exercises that help learners build vocabulary, improve comprehension, and enhance their overall reading fluency.

The writing component of the qualification aims to enhance learners' ability to communicate effectively in written form. Learners are taught basic grammar and punctuation rules, sentence structure, and paragraph organization. They are encouraged to write different types of texts, such as letters, emails, and short descriptions. The focus is on developing clear, coherent, and well-structured writing skills.

The speaking and listening component emphasize oral communication skills. Learners engage in activities that promote effective listening and comprehension, as well as speaking confidently in different contexts. They practice participating in conversations, giving presentations, and expressing their opinions. The emphasis is on improving pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar while fostering communication skills necessary for everyday life.

Throughout the Entry Functional Skills English qualification, learners are encouraged to develop their confidence, independence, and critical thinking skills. They are provided with opportunities to engage in group discussions, collaborate on projects, and present their ideas. This helps to enhance their interpersonal skills and build their overall language proficiency.

Assessments for this qualification are designed to be practical and relevant. They assess learners' ability to apply their English language skills in real-life situations. Assessments may include tasks such as reading and responding to a set of instructions, completing forms, participating in group discussions, and delivering short presentations. The assessments are marked internally by trained assessors or teachers and externally verified to ensure consistency and fairness.

Price

FREE

Course Type / Level

Advanced

Category

English

Who is this for?

People looking to obtain a L2 English qualification.

Entry Requirements

Age 19 +
EU/UK resident for the last 3 Years

Dates and Duration

Start Date: 05 January 2024
Time: 09:30 - 12:00
Day: Friday
Duration: 17 Weeks

Start Date: 07 February 2024
Time: 13:00-16:00
Day: Wednesday
Duration: 20 Weeks

Location

Stockton Business Centre
70-74 Brunswick Street, Stockton-on-Tees
TS18 1DW

Progression Route

Speak to one of our CEIAG Officers for further information.

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The Entry Functional Skills English qualification is designed to assess and develop the English language skills of individuals who have a basic understanding of the language but may struggle with reading, writing, speaking, and listening tasks. This qualification is aimed at adults who require foundational English skills to improve their employability, education, and overall communication abilities.

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