GCSEs/Functional Skills English & Maths

Level 2 Functional Skills covers a range of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills which are essential for work and further study.
The course will cover persuasive techniques, writing formal letters, emails and reports, as well as articles and web forums. It will help you to express yourself to a high level of accuracy in spelling, punctuation and grammar. You will also be taught how to read efficiently and effectively. Your spoken language skills will be developed through discussions and presentations.

  • Entry requirements

    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) who 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 ability to write 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. 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?

    You will take a reading and writing exam at the end of the course. Your speaking and listening skills are assessed by your teacher in an in-class assessment.

  • More information

    Our next available course will be in September 2022.
    If you require more information, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 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 a Thursday evening from 6-8pm at the Uxbridge campus.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    Level 2 Functional Skills is a nationally recognised qualification which will open up opportunities in the workplace and for further study.

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    On successful completion of a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification, you will be able to apply for an Access course or an Apprenticeship. Many universities accept Level 2 as an equivalent to a GCSE grade 4.

  • 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 Sep 2022

Starts 29 September 2022

Duration 16 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Tuesday
18:00 - 20:00

Course starting Sep 2022

Starts 29 September 2022

Duration 16 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Thursday
18:00 - 20:00

Course starting Feb 2023

Starts 23 February 2023

Duration 16 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Thursday
18:00 - 20:00

Course starting Feb 2023

Starts 23 February 2023

Duration 16 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Thursday
18:00 - 20:00

About this course

Part Time

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