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Where will this course lead?

This free course will help you improve your skills and gain a nationally recognised functional skills qualification.

The programme is designed to:

- Help you at work

- Refresh your skills

- Improve your chances of getting a job or changing career

- Help you with ordinary activities such as writing letters and helping your children with their school work.

- Build your confidence

- Enable progression to other courses e.g. Teaching Assistant, Business and Management, Apprenticeships, Access programmes or GCSEs.

What will I study?

Upon joining the course, you will undertake an initial assessment to determine your current level. You can progress from Entry Level to Level 1 and Level 2 of the programme.

You will study a wide range of topics to develop your reading, writing and verbal communication skills.

Gaining a Functional Skills English qualification can enhance job and learning opportunities.

How will this course be delivered?

Courses are usually 2 hours per week. Held at various locations. Both daytime and evening options are available across North and South Solihull.

Courses start at various times through the year.

Contact us for more details.

What qualifications will I get?

A nationally recognised English qualification - Functional Skills English, awarded by City & Guilds.

How will I be assessed?

Using either paperbased or online tests. This involves a writing paper and a reading paper. You will also complete a short speaking, listening and communicating assessment in class with your tutor.

How do I get a place on the course?

Enrolment opportunities are available throughout the year. Enquire through the college website and enter your details. After you have done this, you will be sent a short survey to complete. Once you have been allocated a place on a course, you will be invited to enrol.

For more details, you can also email us at: afskills@solihull.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

Students must be aged 19+. If you have learning difficulty or disability please let us know when you apply.

What else do I need to know?

Courses are free for most UK residents*. Bring a pen and paper to your lessons.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

(*exclusions apply).

What can I do after this course?

There is a wide range of opportunities for you after successfully completing Functional Skills, both vocational and academic. You may consider progressing onto a Functional Skills maths course, a management or business programme, Teaching Assistant training, Access Programmes, an apprenticeship programme or GCSEs.

Location

Woodlands Campus

Start Date

Various

Day

Various

Time

Various

Course Fee

Free

Course Code

FLFMF141BAP0

Study Mode

Part Time

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Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

Various

Day

Various

Time

Various

Course Fee

Free

Course Code

FLFMF141BAP0

Study Mode

Part Time

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Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?

£17,680
NATIONAL AVERAGE

Employment by Region

The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.
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