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English - Functional Skills - Level 1

Thursday 17 January 2019
12:30 - 14:30
45 Hours / 22 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Course description

Learners will be able to speak to communicate and adapt language for both formal and informal situations; write a range of texts to communicate information, ideas and opinions using formats and styles suitable for their purpose and audience; write in paragraphs; use Standard English grammar, clear sentence structure; apply accurate punctuation and spelling rules; and read a variety of texts at level 1.

What you need to join the class

All students must attend an English assessment session prior to starting a course. * 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 s

What the course will cover

All elements of the Adult Curriculum at Level 1 for reading, writing, speaking, listening and communication skills.

Teaching and learning activities

There will be a variety of different activities, including: group work, discussions, some practical activities and some tutor based information/explanation. The tutor will also recommend websites that will aid independent study.

What you will be able to do by the end of the course (Course objectives)

1.Prepare and form ideas and opinions for a formal discussion. 2.Prepare and form ideas and opinions for an informal discussion. 3.Express ideas and opinions clearly. 4.Make different kinds of contribution (e.g.: extended, statement of fact, ask questions, make a suggestion). 5.Respond to others’ input during a discussion. 6.Identify the main points and ideas of a text. 7.Read for specific detail in a range of texts. 8.Use different reading strategies to find and obtain information e.g. scanning and skimming. 9.Infer meaning from images which is not explicit in the text. 10.Recognise how layout features are used. 11.Recognise how language features are used for different purposes (e.g. to instruct, explain, describe, persuade). 12.Plan and draft a piece of writing. 13.Judge how much to write and the level of detail to include. 14.Proof-read and revise writing. 15.Use language suitable for purpose and audience. 16.Present written information in a logical sequence using paragraphs. 17.Write a range of simple, compound and complex sentences. 18.Change verb tenses from present to past. 19.Use basic grammar including appropriate verb-tense and subject-verb agreement. 20.Use appropriate punctuation to end sentences e.g. full stops, question marks, exclamation marks. 21.Use commas to separate items in a list and for additional information. 22.Use capital letters to begin sentences and for proper nouns. 23.Use apostrophes for contractions (it is – it’s, does not - doesn’t, was not – wasn’t). 24.Use apostrophes for possession (singular nouns only).

Examination or qualification (if applicable) including costs. The course fee usually includes examination costs: registration with the exam board, certification and administration fees. If the fees are not included, the brochure will tell you this.

City & Guilds Functional Skills English at Level 1. Your tutor will inform you of the exam date at the start of the course. No fee.

Work expected outside lesson time (e.g. homework, assignments, etc.)

A minimum of 1 and ½ hour of weekly homework and assignments set by the tutor. This is essential if learners want to be successful.

What you need to bring to the first class

A4 lined paper, pen, pencil and a folder.

Books, materials and equipment you need for the course (including additional costs, specialist stockists, etc.) Note: your tutor may recommend additional items during the course.

You may like to bring your own dictionary.

What you can do next

GCSE English - if recommended by your tutor.

Additional information - General

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete a Student Learning Record (SLR) 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 SLR.

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