Are you looking to raise your own literacy level? Our Functional Skills English Level 1 is an ideal starting point. We teach you the basics of the English Language to improve your reading, writing and speaking skills. You’ll learn how to write clear sentences, use punctuation correctly, and read and understand texts. The aim is to develop a range of valuable skills that you can use in real life and take into the workplace.
Functional Skills English gives you transferable reading, writing and communication skills to reach the next step of your career.
This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.
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It takes around 45 hours of study to complete this course.
Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.
You have up to six months in total to complete this course but on average takes learners around 2-3 months to complete. Don’t worry if you go over the six months though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your unlimited tutor support.
This course is designed for distance learning study. To successfully pass the course, you’ll complete a series of practice papers and, with your tutor’s approval, your final examinations. Final exams cost just £95 when you come to Oxbridge. However, if you want us to come to you, it will cost £145 + travel costs.
At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE CACHE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.
Official Qualification Title - NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 1
Difficulty - Level 1
Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
You’ll make a range of contributions to discussions, presenting your ideas, opinions and information clearly using the appropriate language.
You’ll read and understand a range of texts in detail, identifying the main points, and learn to use information you find to form suitable responses.
You’ll learn to write clearly to an appropriate level of detail. In doing so, you’ll be able to present information in a logical sequence; use language, format and structure for a particular purpose and audience; and use the correct grammar, punctuation and spelling in a variety of different written texts.
You’ll be expected to complete a 1 hour reading exam to complete this course.
You’ll be expected to complete a 1 hour writing exam to complete this course.
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You will need to complete a final examination to complete this course.
Course price involves all learning materials, tutor support and practice tests. Additional costs required for extra practice papers (beyond initial 6, that tutors will have to mark), registration for examinations, and examination resits. See below: If you choose to come to the Oxbridge Home Learning college in Birmingham, you can sit your examinations for just £95 – we'll even throw in a free coffee to keep you going! However, if you wish to sit the exam at a centre closer to where you live, the price will be £145 plus the cost of mileage for an invigilator to come a supervise your progress. Just to let you know, Oxbridge Home Learning is only a 15 minute walk from New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill Stations – we love meeting our students, too! The cost for examination resits are offered on the same basis – £95 if you come to our college in Birmingham or £145 to resit at an additional centre. Marking for additional practice papers: £50 for three additional practice papers.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).