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Level 1 is the next level of Functional Skills which builds upon Entry Level 3 skills knowledge, further developing your understanding of processes and problem solving, built around scenarios you may encounter in every-day life, including the workplace. These skills will help you to work effectively towards positive outcomes when faced with tricky decisions involving Maths or English.
You will learn and understand more about sentence and text structure, types of text and their purpose, reading styles and formal and informal communication, both written and spoken.
How will this course be delivered?
The course will be delivered on a residential basis, over two days and one night each week.The course will include a blend of class room based activities and some individual work alone.
When you apply for Functional Skills, we will ask you to complete an initial assessment to confirm that your chosen course is appropriate for you at this time. Generally, if you have obtained a Grade 3 (D), you will be put straight onto the GCSE course. If the initial assessment shows that you should do a prior qualification before moving onto the level you have applied for, we can offer you enrolment onto an introductory course to take first.
Funding support statement:
Functional skills qualifications in English are free to anyone who doesn’t already have either a GCSE grade 4 (C grade), or a Level 2 in the specific subject. This means that the Government will fund your English and maths studies until you achieve either of these grades regardless of your age, or whether or not you are in work.
Need more Information?
You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Virtual Open Events
Tuition Fee: Free*
email : mis at northern dot ac dot uk
Tel : 01226 776000