Throughout the course you will be learning how to improve your reading and writing skills. You will be taught how to write formal and informal letters, articles and reports. There will be some time spent on improving your spelling, punctuation and grammar.
There are no set entry requirements. When you enrol, you 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?
These are part-time courses suitable for adults (over 19 years old) that have been out of full-time education for some time. Functional Skills is for students 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.
The course is delivered over 15 weeks of classroom taught lessons for 2 hours a week. You will be expected to combine this with a further 2 hours of guided study a week on an online platform called 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
Our next available course will be in September 2022.
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 at the Hayes Campus from 10-12pm on Tuesdays.
Where Next – Job Opportunities
Functional Skills Level 1 and Level 2 are well thought of by employers and educational establishments. Gaining a Level 1 Functional Skills qualification is extremely beneficial and will help you to gain confidence and progress in employment or further studies.
Where Next – Further Studies
If you pass Level 1 then you can look at either a Level 2 Functional Skills qulaification or possibly GCSE.
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.