Level 1 English Skills

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Course content

Reading

  • identify main points and how they are presented in different texts
  • Understand texts in detail
  • Read and understand texts and take appropriate action

Writing

  • Write clearly and coherently including an appropriate level of detail
  • Present information in a logical sequence
  • Use language format and structure suitable for purpose and audience
  • Use correct grammar including subject/verb agreement and correct and consistent use of tense
  • Ensure written work includes accurate grammar, punctuation and spelling and that meaning is clear

Speaking & Listening

  • Make relevant contributions to discussions
  • Prepare for and contribute to formal discussion of ideas and opinions
  • Be flexible in discussions, making different kinds of contributions
  • Present information clearly and in appropriate language

At the end of the course there will be two paper based tests (Reading & Writing) and 2 recorded conversations for Speaking & Listening.

Who is the course for?

  • People aged 16 – 18
  • People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan
  • Adults aged 19+

This course is suitable for students who:

  • have achieved Entry Level 3 Functional Skills
  • are taking a vocational course for which English is required
  • would like to brush up on their GCSE English skills in order to start a vocational programme

Entry requirements

To start on this course you need to show at initial assessment that this is a suitable level for your current skills.

Progression

This course prepares you for progression to the Level 2 Functional Skills English course (equivalent to an A – C / 9 – 4 grade GCSE) or for progression to a Level 2 vocational course.

Study Programme

If you are aged 16 – 18 or up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan this course will form part of your study programme. The programme includes a vocational study area, English and maths qualifications, employability skills, a work placement and other personal development and enrichment opportunities.

Course Fees

English qualifications are free for everyone up to Level 2.

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