Functional Skills in English

Level 1 Functional Skills in English , Level 1
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What Our Students Say

“I’m working really well with my tutors – they’re really supportive and we just have a laugh. It’s like a really nice atmosphere. I think the facilities are really fantastic.”


“Before I came to Leeds City College, I was in school, I was in such a bad way at school, skiving lessons all the time, teachers always on my case, getting kicked out numerous times almost. So I applied for here just hoping to get on a course, I got accepted – it was entry Level 3. Dave was my tutor and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better as a tutor, because he just helped me. He helped me with every regard, with Maths and English, workshop work, the theory side of the workshop work – telling me how everything is and showing me what’s what.”


I think I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve had to make new friendships, especially because I didn’t know anyone coming in – but after the first few weeks I think I’ve adapted to it really well.


Course Information


English Functional Skills Level 1 is the ideal qualification if you are wanting to progress onto an apprenticeship or further your job prospects.Successful completion of the course will enable you to access a Level 2 intermediate apprenticeship or study programme and is the ideal platform for progressing onto English Functional Skills Level 2.The course is completely free of charge for anyone who has not already completed a Level 2 qualification or equivalent in English.


What you will study:

(At beginner level)

  • Punctuation

  • Spelling

  • Grammar

  • Language features

  • Language structure

  • Fact, bias and opinion

  • Reading, writing and speaking and listening

Who is this course for?

Anyone wishing to complete an English qualification to develop their career, providing you meet the entry criteria.

Entry requirements

You will need to complete an initial assessment before enrolment and will need to be at Entry 3.5 and meet the funding requirements.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Progression may include English Functional Skills Level 2 or Level 2 Apprenticeship.

Assessment types

Assessment type: The course will be assessed via two exams, which will be sat in the centre with an independent invigilator. You will also have to complete a speaking and listening assessment, which will be internally assessed.

Course details

Duration: 12 weeks
Start Date: WC 09/09/24, WC 06/01/25, WC 14/04/25
Study Type: Part time
Course Code: 77588-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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