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Functional Skills English: Skills for Life and Work Entry 3 - Level 2

Course Code:QA1899F

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Centre:King's Park Leisure & Learning Centre

For learners wanting to improve their skills and confidence with English and work towards an English qualification

What the course is about

In your class you will:

  • Work on your reading skills, including reading for meaning, proof-reading and comprehension

  • Work on your writing skills, including planning your writing, writing for different purposes, spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Work on your communication skills including speaking and listening activities and assessments

  • Complete work in the classroom and as homework to prepare you for the Functional Skills assessment.

This is a course leading to a qualification. This course is paid for by public funding and you will be required to complete a recognised City & Guilds English assessment. We will also, where appropriate, help you to improve other skills such as maths, ICT and skills needed for employability.

What learners say about our English courses and tutors: I'm enjoying my course and learning a lot. I feel it is helping me daily with communicating. I feel that my English lessons gave me the confidence and vocabulary to land my dream job. My English course has helped me help my children with their homework. My tutor believed in me and gave me so much confidence and support. I'm proud of how well I am doing on my English course. It's also proving to me that I can do things I otherwise wouldn't believe I could do.

Pre-course information session or interview

You need to attend an Admissions Session before you start this course: click on the View sessions button. Many courses start in September, but we enrol learners at set times throughout the year. Please visit our website for further details or telephone our team on 01202 123444 who will advise you on how to apply. For term dates please refer to

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

This is an accredited course. You will be required to complete assessments in some or all of these subjects:

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Speaking and Listening

You will work towards an exam or portfolio. Once completed your work will be marked internally or externally and quality assured. If successful you will receive a nationally recognised certificate. Personal goals for you to work on in class will be agreed with your tutor and these will be reviewed regularly.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This course is for you if

  • You want to gain an English qualification at the right level for you.

  • You want to attend a small, friendly class and work at your own pace and level

  • You want to improve your communication, reading and writing skills for employment and/or personal reasons

  • You are able to attend every week and complete home study tasks between sessions

You do not need any previous experience or qualifications in English to attend this course. IMPORTANT - On this course it is essential that you attend regularly and complete any homework given. Exam entry is dependent upon full attendance and successful completion of practice papers. You should consider your readiness to commit to study and we have a study support toolbox to help you with

Materials and costs

You will need an A4 folder, A4 lined paper and pens. The course is Government funded so there is no cost for the course. PLEASE NOTE - If you fail to turn up for an exam you will be charged an exam fee of £30.

Course Details

Start DateAny

LocationBournemouth Indoor Bowls Centre, Kings Park Drive, Bournemouth, BH7 6JD


Time18:00 - 20:30

Duration36 weeks



Fees and concessions



How do I enrol?

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You will be required to participate in an Admission Session to attend this course.

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