Our Functional Skills English Courses can build your practical knowledge as well as helping you to gain Functional Skills qualifications.

You will have the opportunity to discuss the possibility of taking the full Functional Skills qualification once you have completed the courses at the corresponding level.

Improve Your Reading

04th May (Fri)

11th July (Wed)

Gain confidence in your reading ability.


Entry 3 / Level 1

Punctuation and Grammar

18 – 20 Apr (Wed – Fri)

On this course we explore the use of punctuation marks such as full stops and commas.


Entry 3/ level 1/ level 2

Read for Meaning

23 - 25 Feb (Fri - Sun) Level 1

02 – 04 May (Wed – Fri) Level 2

16 – 18 May (Wed – Fri) Level 1

04 – 06 June (Mon – Wed) Entry 3

This course helps you to draw understanding from what you read.


Entry 3 / Level 1 / Level 2

Write for Meaning

07 - 09 Feb (Wed - Fri) Level 1 

11 – 13 Apr (Wed – Fri) Entry 3

30 – 01 Jun (Wed – Fri) Level 2

06 – 08 Jun (Wed – Fri) Level 1

 This course focuses on writing clearly and logically


Level 2

Write for Understanding

15 – 17 Jun (Fri – Sun) Level 2

This course further develops skills obtained on the level two ‘Read for meaning' course.


Entry 3/ Level 1

Confidence with Spelling

21 – 23 Mar (Wed – Fri)

25 – 27 June (Mon – Wed)

This course will help you to improve your spelling


Level 2

Advanced Punctuation and Grammar

25 – 27 Apr (Wed – Fri)

Learn the correct way to use both basic and academic punctuation.


Level 2

Advanced Spelling

23 – 25 May (Wed – Fri)

Building further on Level 1 spelling.


Level 2

Speaking and Listening

13 – 15 Jun (Wed – Fri)

Learn how to share ideas by talking and listening.