Level 2 English Skills

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Course content

Reading

  • Select and use different types of texts to obtain relevant information
  • Read and summarise succinctly information from different sources
  • Identify the purpose of text and comment on how effectively meaning is conveyed
  • Detect point of view, implicit meaning and/or bias
  • Read and actively respond to different texts e.g. reply to each point in a letter of complaint

Writing

  • Present information precisely logically and persuasively
  • Present information on complex subjects
  • Use a range of different styles of writing for different purposes
  • Use a range of sentence structures including complex sentences
  • Punctuate accurately using commas, apostrophes and inverted commas
  • Ensure that written work has accurate grammar, punctuation and that meaning is clear

Speaking & Listening

  • Listen to complex information and give relevant, cogent response in appropriate language
  • Present information and ideas clearly and persuasively to others
  • Adapt contributions in discussions to suit audience purpose and situation
  • Make significant contributions to discussions, taking a range of roles and helping to move discussion forward to reach decisions

At the end of the course there will be two paper based tests (Reading & Writing), a recorded conversation and an individual presentation (5-10 minutes) 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 Level 1 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

  • Level 3 Functional Skills English
  • GCSE course
  • any course where an entry requirement is a Level 2 English qualification
  • a Level 3 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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