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Course Title:

Getting Ready for GCSE or Functional English

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Course Description:

This preparation course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your core English skills in advance of enrolling on either a Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE programme of study.


You will:


  • improve your reading and comprehension skills to the high standard required at this level
  • enhance your writing ability across a range of different skills such as report writing, speech writing and descriptive writing
  • develop your understanding of the strategies used in writing to appeal to the reader
  • develop your understanding and ability of speaking and listening in both formal and informal situations
  • learn strategies and question techniques for bringing others into conversation when they may otherwise not contribute


How will the course be delivered?

The course will be delivered on a residential basis, over two days and one night.  The course will include a blend of classroom based activities and some individual work alone.


Entry requirements:

Northern College starts where you are, building on your life skills and experience. You don’t need a formal qualification to begin your studies with us.  However, if this is your first course at Northern College, you will be contacted by our Student Services team to ensure the course is right for you.


What could this course lead to?

This course will enable you to enhance your skills for either a Functional Skills or GCSE programme of study.



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: £50*

* Please note the fee displayed is for the tuition fee only. If you are staying overnight at the college and you are not eligible for residential funding, there will be an additional charge to cover bed, breakfast and evening meal.
* Please confirm with The College Registry as fees can change and also with regards to your circumstances (unless otherwise stated).

email : mis at northern dot ac dot uk
Tel : 01226 776000