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Course Summary

Course Summary
The intention of this course is to help native speakers who have an interest in gaining Functional Skills qualifications but are not yet ready to join because they need to improve their English skills further or are returning to learning after a long time. In order to join this course, you must sit an Initial Assessment so you can study at the right level. You will work at a gentle pace to improve your reading and writing skills so you can build your confidence and knowledge to a proficient level. You will also improve your time management and study skills and become more comfortable with working in a learning environment. 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 who have an interest in gaining Functional Skills qualifications but are not yet ready to join because they need to improve their English skills further or are returning to learning after a long time.
• you must complete an initial assessment
• smart phone, tablet, iPad or access to a computer for online learning
Prosp User 3
On successful completion, you will gain a Brent certificate of attendance in Parts 1 and 2 if you submit a portfolio and have 90% attendance. In Part 3, you will gain an Ascentis Reading certificate at Level 1 if you pass the exam. 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 weekly (non-teaching)
• 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 Parts 1 and 2 which will evidence achievement of targets
Prosp User 6
A successful completion of this course will help you to progress on to:
• a Level 1 Stepping Stone course
• employment
• career advancement
Prosp User 7
• folder, pens, A4 notebook Prosp User 8
SL1037
29/03/2021
12/07/2021
Mon
3.00 hrs per wk
12 weeks
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