English Foundation Skills Level 1/2

Functional Skills - English at Portslade Adult Learning

You will develop skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening, along with study skills you need to succeed in your further studies. You will also develop your confidence and employability skills to improve your work prospects to find work in the future. Students who successfully complete this course may progress onto Functional Skills in the Spring term. A good level of spoken English is required. Entry is by college based assessment. Learners who are not ready for this programme will be referred to other programmes.

START DATE AND TIME:
Wed, 2nd October 2019
1900 - 2100
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
FE010
Full fee:
£0.0
Concessionary fee:*
£0.0

TUTOR:

Caroline Ellis

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
View map

You will develop skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening, along with study skills you need to succeed in your further studies. You will also develop your confidence and employability skills to improve your work prospects to find work in the future. Students who successfully complete this course may progress onto Functional Skills in the Spring term. A good level of spoken English is required.
Entry is by college based assessment. Learners who are not ready for this programme will be referred to other programmes.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • This course aims to develop learners’ skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in English to improve their employability and prepare for Functional Skills assessments
  • Complete a CV and job applications in a career area of your choice
  • Develop spelling, grammar and punctuation in English to write more effectively
  • Discuss and present ideas while working with others
  • Develop research skills using online resources
  • Read for better understanding and to develop vocabulary
  • COURSE CONTENT

    Course includes spelling, grammar and punctuation to aid more effective writing of documents, particularly relating to employment.

    Development of IT skills to access online resources purposefully and to complete a research project.

    Reading a whole book for discussion or presentation.

    Using resources on our online Moodle site for self-development


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    Teaching will include whole class teaching and individual learning. The use of computers will be integral to the course, but learners will also complete worksheets and handwritten tasks. Pair work and group work, as well as individual activities, will form part of the class, with a focus on working with others as preparation for employment.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Minimum Functional Skills English at Entry 3 or ESOL Level 2 or by college-based assessment at Entry 3 or above.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    A portfolio of coursework will be completed and learning will also be checked during the class. Learners will also complete one to one tutorials with the tutor to discuss progress.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Learners will need to read independently, and completion of coursework tasks will be required at home, which may require the use of a computer and printer. Those learners without their own computer may access college computers at set times.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    Pens, pencils, A4 lined paper, highlighter pens, English dictionary, small notebook for vocabulary.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    This course forms Module 1 of the Functional Skills programme and learners will progress onto Functional Skills English, and then to GCSE.

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    English GCSE courses at Portslade Adult Learning

    You will develop skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening, along with study skills you need to succeed in your further studies. You will also develop your confidence and employability skills to improve your work prospects to find work in the future. Students who successfully complete this course may progress onto Functional Skills in the Spring term. A good level of spoken English is required. Entry is by college based assessment. Learners who are not ready for this programme will be referred to other programmes.

    START DATE AND TIME:
    Wed, 26th September 2018
    1900 - 2100
    DURATION:
    10 Weeks
    Code:
    FE030
    Full fee:
    £0.0
    Concessionary fee:*
    £0.0

    TUTOR:

    Caroline Ellis

    Address

    PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
    View map

    You will develop skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening, along with study skills you need to succeed in your further studies. You will also develop your confidence and employability skills to improve your work prospects to find work in the future. Students who successfully complete this course may progress onto Functional Skills in the Spring term. A good level of spoken English is required.
    Entry is by college based assessment. Learners who are not ready for this programme will be referred to other programmes.

    COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • This course aims to develop learners’ skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in English to improve their employability and prepare for Functional Skills assessments
  • Complete a CV and job applications in a career area of your choice
  • Develop spelling, grammar and punctuation in English to write more effectively
  • Discuss and present ideas while working with others
  • Develop research skills using online resources
  • Read for better understanding and to develop vocabulary
  • COURSE CONTENT

    Course includes spelling, grammar and punctuation to aid more effective writing of documents, particularly relating to employment.

    Development of IT skills to access online resources purposefully and to complete a research project.

    Reading a whole book for discussion or presentation.

    Using resources on our online Moodle site for self-development


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    Teaching will include whole class teaching and individual learning. The use of computers will be integral to the course, but learners will also complete worksheets and handwritten tasks. Pair work and group work, as well as individual activities, will form part of the class, with a focus on working with others as preparation for employment.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Minimum Functional Skills English at Entry 3 or ESOL Level 2 or by college-based assessment at Entry 3 or above.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    A portfolio of coursework will be completed and learning will also be checked during the class. Learners will also complete one to one tutorials with the tutor to discuss progress.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Learners will need to read independently, and completion of coursework tasks will be required at home, which may require the use of a computer and printer. Those learners without their own computer may access college computers at set times.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    Pens, pencils, A4 lined paper, highlighter pens, English dictionary, small notebook for vocabulary.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    This course forms Module 1 of the Functional Skills programme and learners will progress onto Functional Skills English, and then to GCSE.

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    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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