ENGLISH FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

Want to develop your English skills, gain a recognised qualification or stand out in the job market? We offer English qualifications from Entry Level 3 to Level 2.

Open Events:

Enrolment is now open, please call 020 3873 5800 to speak to a member of our admissions team.

Age Requirements

19+ (19 before the 31 August 2019)

What you will learn?

  • Reading
    You will learn how to read effectively, grasp the context of a text, its purpose, and identifying the different techniques used in accordance with the styles of writing.
  • Writing
    You will be shown how to plan your work in detail and how to structure it accordingly. This will enable you to write clearly to get your point across. You also will learn the basic uses of grammar, improve your spelling and widen your vocabulary. This will include differentiating between different tenses, learning how to use punctuation effectively and practicing your spelling through set activities.
  • Speaking and Listening
    You will develop your communications skills with the assistance of your tutor. You will be encouraged to communicate and share your ideas verbally and participate in discussions to develop your confidence in communication.
Course entry requirements:

  • 19+ (19 before the 31 August 2019)
  • Resident in the UK or EU country for at least 3 years

Course duration and start date:

  • 21st October 2019
  • 3rd Feb 2020
  • 4th May 2020

Minimum 12-week programme. Including 1 evening a week and 2-hour session on Saturday

What qualification(s) will I receive?

  • OCR Certificate in Functional Skills English

Will I receive support throughout my course?

At Big Creative Education, we pride ourselves on offering support to all of our learners throughout their programme.

We have a number of learners who have a range of support needs from specific learning difficulties, or autistic spectrum disorders to mental health conditions, amongst others. If you currently have a valid Education and Health Care Plan or a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA), you will be entitled to government funded support from your local authority to ensure we help you achieve the best from your learning.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of learning support, please do not hesitate to contact Lauren (Entry Level to Level 2) or Shayne (Level 3) on 020 8498 3300.

For more information about the support we offer to learners please click here

How will I be taught and assessed?

All of our courses are vocational which means they are designed to compliment learners with a visual and kinaesthetic learning style.

As a result, you will be assessed via a range of both practical and written assignments.

What happens after I submit an Application?

Once you have submitted your application online, you will be contacted via post and email with an interview appointment. Our interview evenings happen on a monthly basis so you will never wait more than 30 days for an appointment.

Your interview is an opportunity for you to showcase and discuss your creative skill set with our industry professional tutors. We actively encourage applicants to attend their interviews with either a portfolio of work (if you have it) or an audition piece (if you’re applying for Music Performance or Performing Arts).

At the end of your interview you will receive a conditional offer for September subject to achieving the entry criteria. This will also be confirmed in writing so you have something to keep as a reminder.