GCSEs/Functional Skills English & Maths

You will learn how to develop your reading, writing and speaking skills. You will read a variety of texts, including letters, emails and articles. You will learn to write letters, emails and articles whilst improving your spelling, punctuation and grammar. You will practise discussion and presentation skills so you are able to give short presentations on topics that you are familiar with.

  • Entry requirements

    There are no set entry requirements. When you come to enrol, your reading and writing skills will be assessed for suitability and to agree the level you can study. Prior qualifications will be used where appropriate.

  • Who is the course for?

    Functional Skills part-time classes are for adults (over 19 year-olds) who need to improve their reading and writing skills. On the course, you will develop your writing of various pieces, which demand accuracy in spelling, grammar and punctuation. You will learn to write for real-life situations and gain confidence in reading, writing and speaking so that this will have a positive impact on future-prospects

  • Study methods

    The course is delivered over 15 weeks of classroom taught lessons for 2 hours a week. Your teacher will use a variety of materials, such as books and worksheets. You will be expected to combine this with a further 2 hours of guided study a week online through Century. Your teacher will assess Speaking and Listening in the classroom. At the end of the course, you will take an exam in Reading and Writing. All three elements need to be passed to gain the full qualification.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Speaking and Listening – Assessed in class Reading - Exam Writing – Exam

  • More information

    If you require more information, you can contact Candy White – School Administrator on 01895 471130 (term time only), or the College Information and Guidance team on 01895 853333
    This course runs on the Uxbridge Campus on Thursdays from 6-8pm.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    This will help you if you are looking to improve your employment and study opportunities.

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    On successful completion of the Entry 3 course, you can look to progress to Level 1.

  • How to apply

    To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

    >> Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
    >>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
    Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Course starting May 2023

Starts 18 May 2023

Duration 5 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Thursday
18:00 - 20:00

About this course

Part Time