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Functional Skills English Level 2, Spring Term

Course Level

Level 2

Start Date

Fri 28 Jan 2022


16 weeks


Course content

  • 1. Understand the relationship between textual features and devices, and how they can be used to shape meaning for different audiences and purposes
  • 2. Analyse texts, of different levels of complexity, recognising their use of vocabulary and identifying levels of formality and bias
  • 3. Punctuate writing correctly using a wide range of punctuation markers (eg colons, commas, inverted commas, apostrophes and quotation marks)
  • 4. Organise writing for different purposes using appropriate format and structure (eg standard templates, paragraphs, bullet points, tables)
  • 5. Identify the different situations when the main points are sufficient and when it is important to have specific details
  • 6. Identify different styles of writing and writer’s voice
  • 7. Express opinions and arguments and support them with relevant and persuasive evidence


During this course you will make a range of contributions to discussions in different situations. You will improve your reading skills by looking at different texts and the features of texts and you will also learn how to write a range of media including writing letters, reports and emails. You will present and speak to others and take part in group discussions. Homework and self-study is required each week.


Course content:

The Functional Skills programmes are designed around real life problem solving issues. All work is therefore based on real situations and topics. Writing letters, getting involved in discussions, and identifying the purpose of different texts are all skills that are used in daily life which will help you to progress your English skills. The skills learnt will help you to apply these to work and further studying.


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

What do I need to do this course?

Notepad and pen.

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, presentations and discussion.

    What can I do after this course?

    Progress onto GCSE’s or further courses of study.


Course details

  • Tutor: Nora Moffat
  • Time: 0930-1130
  • Provision: LCC
  • Term: Spring
  • Location: Gainsborough
  • Full fee: Free
  • Concessionary fee: Free


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