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English – Functional Skills

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Select Status Course Code Date Duration Time Location Costs
EnquirePlease Enquire PRGENGWY1 Tue 3 Sep 2024 27 Weeks 12:30 - 15:00
Highfield Centre £ 0*
EnquirePlease Enquire PRGENGLISHFS Tue 10 Sep 2024 34 Weeks 18:00 - 20:00
Aireville Campus £ 0*
EnquirePlease Enquire PRGENGNY1 Wed 11 Sep 2024 27 Weeks 10:00 - 12:30
Gargrave Village Hall £ 0*
EnquirePlease Enquire PRGENGLISHFS1 Wed 11 Sep 2024 34 Weeks 12:15 - 14:15
Aireville Campus £ 0*
EnquirePlease Enquire PRGENGNY2 Mon 20 Jan 2025 20 Weeks 12:00 - 15:00
Greatwood & Horseclose Community Centre £ 0*

* Fee remission may be available for this course, visit Fees and Funding for further information

Good English skills are essential to be able to succeed. Having an English functional skill qualification can enhance employability and open doors for further study.

Whatever your previous experience of English, we will support you to develop your knowledge and ability, providing you with transferrable skills which will help you at home and at work.

To achieve the qualification, you need to sit and pass exams. The exams can be taken at different points in the year and you can re-sit up to a maximum of 3 times in an academic year.

There are 3 exams for each level: Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening and you will complete mock assessments in each exam before being entered for the final examination.

It is expected that students will complete homework outside of the classroom.

Entry Requirements

  • Commitment to the full duration of the course is required.
  • There are no entry requirements however you will need to have an initial assessment to ensure that you are enrolled on the correct level 

Further Study

  • Level 2 Functional Skills English
  • GCSE English

Part-time courses are term-time only.
See our term dates for further information.

Did you know that some of our courses are free if you earn less than £20,319 (£23,400 if you live in West Yorkshire, difference in qualifying earning amounts is due to local authority funding regulations).

Distance Learning call 01756 693 800 or email

Courses in the community call 01756 693 800 or email

All other Part-time courses call 01756 693 309 or email

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