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Functional Skills English Level 1, Autumn 2021

Course Level

Level 1

Start Date

Tue 21 Sep 2021


16 weeks


Course content

  • Speak independently, listen to others and discuss various topics
  • Develop an understanding of different text types and their features;
  • Read a range of different text types and use them to develop writing skills
  • Write using correct spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Develop planning and proofreading skills


This course aims to further develop your English skills, focusing on improving your abilities to a level where you may be able to progress to English Level 2. The course allows you to build upon your English skills for use in every day, and work life.


Course content:

This course enables you to further develop your skill in English. The content ranges from reading a range of texts, to creating your own, and developing confidence in speaking and listening scenarios. Weekly homework and self-study is a requirement of the course. You will have weekly lessons during term time for the duration of the course.


  • Completion of an initial assessment to identify level of study.

What do I need to do this course?

Notepad and pen, ICT equipment such as a PC or laptop that can open PDF’s and Word documents, internet access, TEAMS platform downloaded, email address.

Teaching Methods

  • ICT use, practical activities, verbal questioning and discussions, handouts, and informal feedback, written feedback and self- assessment tasks.

    How is your progress checked?

    Weekly feedback from tutor. Observation, questioning, group activities, mock exam, presentations and discussion.

    What can I do after this course?

    Progress onto further levels of the Functional English qualifications or get onto further courses of study.


Course details

  • Tutor: TBC
  • Time: 1000-1200
  • Provision: LCC
  • Term: Autumn
  • Location: Online Class
  • Full fee: Free
  • Concessionary fee: Free


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