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1 year course.
Standard Entry Requirements
You will need GCSE English Language grade 2 or a Pass in Level 1 Functional Skills English or a Pass in Level 1 ESOL.
Assessment of Course
You will take the Edexcel Level 2 Functional Skills English assessments during the year. This qualification has Reading and Writing exams as well as Speaking, Listening and Communication assessments.
This course is about developing your language, literacy and learning skills. It is based around topics and activities designed to help you improve your reading and understanding, spelling, punctuation and grammar. You will become more confident in communicating with others in a range of everyday situations. You will be encouraged to read a book every week which will help you to improve your vocabulary and general knowledge. If you achieve the Functional Skills English Level 2 qualification, you will be able to move on to the GCSE English Language course. The qualification is a requirement for most Level 3 vocational courses at Gateway College.
This qualification will be recognised by employers and other colleges when you are applying for work or study.