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Functional Skills English (Fast Track)

Course Level: 

Various

Job opportunities after this course: 

Many employers and universities require their staff/students to hold qualifications in both maths and English at level 2.

Overview of the course: 

This course is designed for people who have a high standard of English and require level 2 Functional skills for work or to gain entry to a level 3 or HE course. It is taught across one week with the exams taken on the Friday. Students taking this course need to demonstrate their commitment by completed tasks before the course starts and preparing for their speaking and listening assessments in advance. If this option is not for you, we also deliver Functional Skills at our Willerby Grove and Houghall campuses during the year.

Entry requirements: 

You do not need to hold any previous qualifications for this course, however you cannot study this programme if you already have a level 2 qualification in English. At enrolment you will be diagnostically assessed to see if your skills are at a high enough level to take the fast track option. If successful, you would need to complete an online course and English tasks before the course starts.

Topics: 

Speaking and listening
Writing for a purpose
Reading texts and extracting key information
Spelling, punctuation and grammar

How is the course assessed?: 

Formal assessment will include online/paper based exams and a speaking and listening assessment. These will take place at East Durham College.

Further study options after this course: 

Many students who are successful on this course either go on to study a level 3 course or progress to Higher Education. Alternatively, it is possible to study GCSE English.

Length of the course: 

One week intensive classroom delivery. Monday - Friday, 9.30-4.00.

Campus: 

Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

Please contact East Durham college for start date.

Fees: 

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (13 Jul 2020 04:10) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

How to apply: 

To apply online for this course, please click on the 'Apply for this course' button below.

Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

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