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 prepares you for the real-world by teaching you skills you will use in everyday life. It aims to build confidence, capability, and independence in using these skills, so you can function in society. So, for example, say you stress when reading technical letters or filling out forms, Functional Skills can make those moments simpler. No more thinking how to write down your thoughts on paper – we teach you how!
In addition, functional skills are now commonly accepted by employers. In fact, they show employers that you’ve taken the time to improve your skills for the workplace. A big win in their eyes. Better yet, functional skills are easier to learn, obtain, and are recognised by NCFE – a leading UK awarding body.
87% of employers value Functional Skills for their approach to applied skills, flexible assessment and problem solving. (Education and Training Foundation)
Having strong English language skills under your belt can do wonders for your life, learning and career. Our Level 1 Functional Skills English course cuts out the noise to improve your ability to communicate anytime, anywhere, anyhow. Enrol today and take the first step toward your English learning journey.
Want to improve your mathematical efficiency, too? Check out our Functional Skills Maths Level 1 to boost your representation, analysis, interpretation skills today.
CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.
It takes around 45 hours of study to complete this course.
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.
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.
There are three units of study with all the information you need to succeed. You’ll undertake six practice papers that are to be submitted and marked by your tutor. Upon passing these practise papers and with the approval of your tutor, you will undertake your final three examinations in reading, writing, and speaking and listening.
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.
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.
You’ll be expected to complete a 20 speaking and listening assessment to complete this course.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).
No. While you can choose to write your assignments by hand, the majority of students type up their work in a word processor and then submit it via email to their tutors. A typed essay is much easier to save and edit and makes it easier for tutors to read.
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Oxbridge’s students and learning support team are guided to success by Matt Jones, who won his third ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award with the Birmingham Post 2018.