Course details

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Qualification name Functional Skills Qualification in English
Qualification level 2
Awarding organisation City & Guilds of London Institute
East Midlands
  • Derby
  • Derbyshire
  • Leicester
  • Leicestershire
  • Nottingham
  • Nottinghamshire
North West
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Blackpool
  • Cheshire East
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Halton
  • Knowsley
  • Lancashire
  • Liverpool
  • Sefton
  • St Helens
  • Warrington
  • Wirral
West Midlands
  • Herefordshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Worcestershire
Yorkshire and The Humber
  • Barnsley
  • Bradford
  • Calderdale
  • Doncaster
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Kirklees
  • Leeds
  • Rotherham
  • Sheffield
  • Wakefield
  • York
Course type Work based
Cost description Free - funded by the adult education budget (AEB)

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

This free course will help you to enhance your skills in reading, writing and communicating with others. Whether you want to brush up on your skills, are looking at a future career or further learning or just want to be able to help your children with their homework better, this course will give you the practical skills to support you to achieve your goal. You’ll also gain a nationally recognised qualification that employers want to see on CVs by completing this course.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

You need to be aged 19 and over and will be assessed at the start of the course to determine the right level of support and learning

View the key features of this course.

By the end of the course you’ll have learnt new skills such as understanding how to effectively communicate, using complex sentences and the art of persuasion with the written word and style etc.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

You’ll be supported by our professional and skilled specialist English Trainers with personalised training that will help you tackle and overcome any topic areas that you may struggle with. We use an online tool to assess and support learners to complete the course, targeting skills that need additional support. Training takes place either in the workplace, in a community venue, at one of our own centres or remotely. We have the flexibility to support you and work around your needs.

Find out what material you will need.

No specific equipment

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Three components make up the assessment method: 1. Reading exam 2. Writing exam 3. Speaking, Listening & Communicating recorded conversations as part of a group including informal and formal discussion as well as a short talk

Look at the further opportunities available.

Whether you want the qualification to be a springboard to help you secure employment or move into further learning such as an apprenticeship, achieving an English Level 2 qualification can really help you open doors and unlock opportunities for your future career goals.

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