English Functional Skills Level 1/2 City and Guilds

Upon successful completion of L1/L2 Foundation Skills, you may progress to Functional Skills. These courses are designed to help you to develop your English skills and apply them in real life situations. You will study modules in reading, writing, and speaking and listening. Assessments will be taken in all 3 components. This is the ideal course to do before a GCSE or another course that requires a good level of English.

START DATE AND TIME:
Mon, 8th January 2018
1330 - 1630
DURATION:
20 Weeks
Code:
FE027
Full fee:
£0.0
Concessionary fee:*
£0.0

TUTOR:

Caroline Ellis

Address

TBC

Upon successful completion of L1/L2 Foundation Skills, you may progress to Functional Skills. These courses are designed to help you to develop your English skills and apply them in real life situations. You will study modules in reading, writing, and speaking and listening. Assessments will be taken in all 3 components. This is the ideal course to do before a GCSE or another course that requires a good level of English.

COURSE CONTENT

Speaking and listening:

  • Make relevant & extended contributions to informal discussions and prepare & contribute to formal discussion.
  • In discussion – make a variety of contributions and present information/points of view clearly using appropriate language.

Reading (In more than one type of text):

  • Identify the main points & ideas and how they are presented in a variety of texts.
  • Read and understand texts in detail.
  • Utilise information contained in texts.
  • Identify suitable responses in texts.

Writing(In more than one type of text):

  • Write clearly and coherently including an appropriate level of detail.
  • Present information in a logical sequence.
  • Use language, format and structure suitable for purpose and audience.
  • Use correct grammar, including correct and consistent use of tense.
  • Ensure written work includes generally accurate punctuation and spelling and that the meaning is clear.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Take part in formal and informal discussions and exchanges that include unfamiliar subjects.
  • Read and understand a range of straightforward texts.
  • Write a range of text to communicate information, ideas and opinions, using formats and styles suitable for their purpose and audience.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

Teaching will be through a range of activities including:

  • Explanations – tutor led.
  • Demonstrations.
  • Paired and group discussions.
  • Verbal exercises.
  • Worksheets including reading comprehension.
  • Written work both worksheets & free writing.
  • Games and quizzes.
  • Use of Moodle and other relevant computer programmes.


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will be invited to an Information/Enrolment session before starting the course and will be assessed for a suitable level.


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

Progress is checked by the tutor on a weekly basis. This maybe informal through discussions, question & answer sessions and/or observing a quiz or game. Work handed in will be marked and annotated if needed. Formal assessments will be used from time to time to check areas of learning and ensure future lessons meet the needs of the students.


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

Homework will be set each week and placed on Moodle so it will be available for any student who is absent from the lesson.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

A pen, A4 writing pad and folder or ring-file. A dictionary would also be helpful – they are allowed in both the reading and writing tests.


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

This course provides a firm foundation for the GCSE English course.

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The majority of our courses are funded by the Skills Funding Agency, and this in turn may be used for match funding with the ESF (European Social Fund). Therefore your course may be funded by the ESF as well as the Skills Funding Agency.