Functional Skills English Entry Levels 1-3 & Levels 1-2

Course Title: Functional Skills English Entry Levels 1-3 & Levels 1-2


COURSE OVERVIEW

The City & Guilds Functional Skills English Entry levels 1-3 and Levels 1-2 are specifically designed for learners of all ages and abilities.


  • Duration of the course: 12 Weeks (3 months)
  • Awarding Body: City and Guilds
  • Start Date: 10th January 2022
  • Application Deadline: On-going Enrolment
  • Mode of Delivery: Blended
  • Study Type: Self-Paced
  • Deposit Fee: £100.00 (included in the tuition fee)
  • Tuition Fees: £300.00

 


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PAYMENT OPTIONS

Payment Options Discount Discount Amount Net Payable
One-off Payment 10% £30 £270
Two-Installments (£150x2) - - £300
Monthly installment (£100x3) - - £300
   

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Entry Levels 1-3

These qualifications provide reliable evidence of a learner’s achievements against demanding content that is relevant to the workplace. Learners will be assessed on their underpinning knowledge as well as their ability to apply this in different contexts. Studying Functional Skills qualifications will help learners to gain confidence and fluency in, and a positive attitude towards, English. Learners will be able to demonstrate their competence in English by using it in real-world situations as well as demonstrating a sound grasp of basic English knowledge and skills. Learners must be able to demonstrate their competence across three components, Reading; Writing; Speaking, Listening and Communicating. All three must be achieved at the same level.


Levels 1-2

These qualifications provide reliable evidence of learners’ achievements against demanding content that is relevant to the workplace. Learners will be assessed on their underpinning knowledge as well as their ability to apply this in different contexts. Studying Functional Skills qualifications in English at levels 1 and 2 will help learners to gain confidence and fluency in, and a positive attitude towards, English. Learners will be able to demonstrate their competence in English by using it in real-world situations as well as demonstrating a sound grasp of basic English knowledge and skills. Learners must be able to demonstrate their competence across three components, Reading; Writing; Speaking, Listening and Communicating. All three must be achieved at the same level.


 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND SUITABILITY

There are no entry requirements for these qualifications



QUALIFICATION DELIVERY

This qualification is delivered through a combination of live classes and learning resources. Our classes give learners the opportunity to discuss their studies with other learners whilst receiving advice, guidance and support from an experienced English teacher.

 

 

COURSE CONTENT

Functional Skills English Entry Levels 1-3 and Levels 1-2 are made up of 3 components (as listed below). Students must pass all 3 components at the same level in order to receive the qualification certificate.


  1. Speaking, Listening and Communicating
  2. Reading
  3. Writing

 

ASSESSMENTS

Entry Level 1:

• Speaking, Listening & Communicating – One-to-one activity involving instructions and one-to-one discussion

• Reading – Read two source documents and answer questions

• Writing – Writing task and spelling task


Entry Level 2:

• Speaking, Listening & Communicating – Exchange information and group discussion

• Reading – Read two source documents and answer questions

• Writing – Writing task and spelling task


Entry Level 3:

• Speaking, Listening & Communicating – Group activity (extracting information) followed by formal discussion and informal group discussion

• Reading – Read two source documents and answer questions

• Writing – Writing task and spelling task


Level 1:

• Speaking, Listening & Communicating – Learners will need to take part in 3 activities – 1) A formal discussion on an unfamiliar topic. 2) A short talk (explanation or presentation) on a familiar topic followed by an informal discussion with peers. 3) An informal discussion following another candidate’s short talk (explanation or presentation)

• Reading – The assessment requires candidates to read two source documents, answer questions on each document and be able to make comparisons across the documents

• Writing – The assessment requires candidates to produce two texts based on given scenarios


Level 2:

• Speaking, Listening & Communicating – Learners will need to take part in 3 activities – 1) A formal discussion on an unfamiliar topic. 2) A presentation/extended explanation on a familiar topic followed by a discussion with peers. 3) A discussion following another candidates presentation/extended explanation

• Reading – The assessment requires candidates to read two source documents, answer questions on each document and be able to make comparisons across the documents

• Writing – The assessment requires candidates to produce two texts based on given scenarios



CORE SKILLS AND PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

Entry Levels 1-3
Learners who achieve the qualification at each level may progress to the next level. The Entry Level qualification should provide a foundation for progression into employment or further technical education and develop skills for everyday life. In some contexts, Functional Skills qualifications will also play a part in the Government’s accountability systems.


Levels 1-2
Learners who achieve the qualification at level 1 may progress to Functional Skills English at level 2 or may go on to study other qualifications in English. The level 2 qualification should provide a foundation for progression into employment or further technical education and develop skills for everyday life. In some contexts, Functional Skills qualifications will also play a part in the governments accountability systems.


 


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