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English - Functional Skills - Entry Level 3 - Unit Award

Friday 19 October 2018
12:30 - 14:30
20 Hours / 10 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Fee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).

£40.00 Course symbols: * IA Q

Course description

Writing Unit - planning and organisation in writing. The aim of this Entry level unit is to develop skills to plan and organise writing, taking note of key points, short paragraphs and sequencing when appropriate.

Entry requirements

You need to have completed an English initial assessment. * Initial Assessments * Before enrolling you are required to complete an assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and Maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed. To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment. Https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/improve-your-maths http://www1.edexcel.org.uk/tot/alns2/CMA-Edexcel-web2.swf

What you will learn

You will be taught how to plan and organise your own writing.

How you will learn on this course

Using group work, discussion and individual practise. The tutor can recommend websites, which will aid independent study.

How you will be assessed on this course

Learners will be able to complete selected examples as below: 1. Plan a piece of writing. 2. Indicate key points. 3. Organise writing in short paragraphs. 4. Produce a piece of writing in the order in which things happen. 5. Either plan and draft a reply to a business letter or plan and draft a leaflet relevant to work.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

There is no cost involved. Learners produce portfolio evidence for the Progression Unit 208 City & Guilds.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Learners will need to complete homework on a weekly basis. This is essential if learners want to be successful. If learners are absent, they will be expected to complete missed classwork

What you need for your course

A dictionary would be useful for the course but learners are advised to discuss this with the tutor.

What you need to bring to the first class

Writing materials – pen, pencil, paper and A4 folder.

What you can do next

Upon successful completion of this course and with the negotiation with the tutor, learners could progress onto additional progression units or functional skills programmes in English. Learners have to show commitment, complete homework and assignments as set by the tutor and attend regularly in order to progress.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency, who expect that learners who enrol on a course leading to a qualification will take that qualification at the College. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking