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1 year course.
You will be placed on an English course which is suitable for your level.
Assessment of Course
Edexcel Functional Skills assessments are offered at Entry Levels 1, 2 and 3. The assessments consist of three parts: Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening.
The course is planned around a series of topics such as Sports and Leisure, Where We Live and Shopping. We concentrate on improving your communication skills and you will practise these skills in real-life situations such as telephoning a restaurant to make a reservation, writing a letter of complaint and completing an online shopping transaction. We will focus on improving your spelling, grammar and punctuation skills. You will have a set of words to learn each week for a spelling quiz. You will be encouraged to join the Reading Club and read and talk about books you enjoy.
If you achieve your Entry Level 3 qualification, you will be able to move on to the Functional Skills Level 1 course. An Entry Level 3 qualification in English is a requirement for most Level 1 vocational courses at Gateway College. Your qualification will be recognised by employers and other colleges when you are applying for work or study.