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Functional Skills English

Key information:

Start DateEnd DateSiteDay(s)Start TimeEnd Time 
18/09/201924/06/2020College Main SiteVarious days18:0020:00Available for applications
20/09/201924/06/2020College Main SiteFriday10:3012:30Available for applications

If you would like to apply, please add the course to your basket by clicking on the appropriate icon. (If there is more than one course, select the course with the start date that suits you).

Course Information:

Qualification Gained
Functional Skills English

After The Course
Progress to GCSE, join an apprenticeship programme or follow your HE dream.

Our Lecturers
All our lecturers are English specialists with many years experience of teaching adults Functional Skills English so you will be in safe hands.

Teaching Learning and Assessment
City and Guilds Functional Skills English is taught in a way to help meet your needs. How are you going to get there? You will study 3 components: • Reading • Writing • Speaking, Listening & Communicating (S,L&C) Each category has its own exam. You can progress from Entry to Level 2 and we will assess you to discover which level you will be best for you. Achievement in these qualifications demonstrates that you have the ability to read, write, speak, listen and communicate at an appropriate level and that you can effectively apply these skills to the workplace and real life situations. All you need to bring to each session is a pen and your homework, once set.

Course Expenses

Introduction to this course

All our Skills for Life English courses are FREE!

  • Want to improve your reading and writing skills?
  • Want to be able to help with your children’s homework?
  • Want to get on at work?

We can help!

Our small friendly FREE classes are for adults who want to get a qualification in English in a supportive environment. Don’t worry if you feel nervous about coming back into education - our team of supportive and professional staff will support you to achieve your qualification at a pace that is right for you.

There are no entry requirements and we have Intake Dates throughout the academic year, so if you miss the September start date you will still have the opportunity to join our course.

How Will I Be Assessed
You will be invited to one of our assessment events where you will be given a small assessment that will assess your current level of English.

Entry Requirements
There are no previous qualifications required as we will place you on a level that will best support your English needs.

How To Apply

How to Apply?

If you want to enrol on a course or would like to discuss these courses further, please call 01935 423921 or email

We will arrange a convenient time for you to meet with a member of the Skills for Life team to assess the skills you already have and help you identify which skills you need to develop.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Test your Skills!

If you would like to test your skills, you can try an English and Maths Mini Test (please note this link takes you away from the Yeovil College website).

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course other than a genuine desire to have better English skills.

Career prospects

As well as boosting your confidence, getting a qualification in English can help you progress on to other courses and improve your job prospects.

Improving your English skills may help you get a new job or move ahead in your current role.

Course content/units

You will study a variety of units, chosen depending on your level. Your tutor will advise you on specific content when you start your course.

Expenses for this course

We have supportive professional staff who will provide you with the hand outs and information you need to work towards achieving your qualification. You only need to bring writing paper, a pen and a folder to class.

Mode of Study

There is no set duration for this course, you can join at any time and keep studying until you have achieved your goal. Classes run for two hours and we have classes in the mornings, afternoons and evenings, so there is a class that is right for you!

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