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Course Summary

Course Summary
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.
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
• Level 1 English Functional Skills certificate
• you must sit an Initial Assessment
• smart phone, tablet, iPad or access to a computer for online learning
Prosp User 3
You will gain a Brent certificate of attendance in Part 1 if you submit a portfolio and have 90% attendance. In Part 2, you will gain two Ascentis certificates in Level 2 Grammar & Punctuation and Spelling. In Part 3, you will gain an Ascentis Reading certificate at Level 2. Prosp User 4
Your teaching and learning will include:
• 1 lesson each week for 2.5 hours at a Brent Start centre
• you must complete 2 hours on-line learning (non-teaching) weekly
• independent learning and self-assessment (at least 4 hours per week)
• assessment in class and practice test to help prepare you for exams
Prosp User 5
Your progress will be checked by:
• developing an individual learning plan for you following Diagnostic Assessment
• marking homework and giving you constructive feedback
• giving you practice papers and mock exams
• meeting with you three times a term to check on progress and set targets
• preparation of portfolio in Term 1 which will evidence achievement of targets
Prosp User 6
A successful completion of this course will help you to progress on to:
• Level 2 Functional Skills course or a vocational course
• employment
• career advancement
Prosp User 7
folder, pens, A4 notebook Prosp User 8
SL1043
23/04/2021
16/07/2021
Fri
2.50 hrs per wk
12 weeks
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