The intention of this course is to help native speakers and ESOL learners who have successfully completed Level 1 Functional Skills qualifications but are not yet ready to join an English Functional Skills course at Level 2. To join this course, you must sit an Initial Assessment so you study at the right level. By the end of this course, you will build your confidence and knowledge to a proficient level to prepare for a Functional Skills Level 2 programme. You will be able to write longer texts such as articles and reports and read texts that are more complex, infer meaning using organisational features and other strategies to extract details. You will be able to apply the skills you learn in the workplace and in other real-life situations as well as to prepare for a Functional Skills Level 2 course. Attending this course will also give you the opportunity to meet other people and improve your self-confidence which is beneficial for good mental wellbeing.