English Functional Skills Level 1
Our remote Functional Skills English courses are designed to provide you with all the knowledge and practical skills of reading, writing and listening that you need to be able to use English in everyday life, in a work-place environment, or in further study. With GLP Training we understand time is precious and have no minimum length of study time before you can go ahead with your exams. The booking of exams is fully up to you and can be done so at a pace in-line with your needs.
The level 1 functional skills in English is the equivalent of a grade E-D at English GCSE, showing that once achieved you can use English at a moderate standard.
The English Functional Skills level 1 course includes all the help, support and tutoring you will require to further develop your English ability before you sit your exams and achieve your qualification. From day one of getting to know your course materials and allocated tutor to the final day of revision material before your exam.
· Email and video call assistance from your tutor if you need help
· Access to all of GLP Trainings online virtual learning environment full of help sheets, activities and other valuable learning material.
· A marked mock exam paper
· A monthly tutorial with your tutor up until your exam
At GLP we understand that people are individual and often have different styles and ways of effectively learning and remembering the information and skills they require for their exams. As a result, and in partnership with CognAssist we’ve designed learning materials suitable for students of all different learning preferences, whether that be visual, auditory or kinaesthetic, allowing you to learn in the way most comfortable and effective for you.
Once enrolled on the course, you will receive a confirmation email for your enrolment, along with your initial username and password for you to log in to our virtual learning environment to access all of your materials. From here you will be able to contact your tutor for any help you require and inform them when you’re ready to book your exam.
Functional Skill English includes modules on three main segments of the English language:
Reading: This module measures and helps build your ability to understand written English and the finer aspects of it. Aiding you in identifying main points, ideas and details in texts, as well as understanding and recognising different structures and layouts used in texts such as menus and letters for example.
Writing: Being able to write English clearly so others can understand and interpret is an important skill in many aspects of work and study, so this course helps you communicate information, ideas and opinions clearly and accurately. Along with being able to write complex sentences and paragraphs.
Speaking, Listening & Communication: An important element of the English language is being able to communicate it effectively whether that’s through speech or interpreting someone else’s speech. This module will help improve this ability, showing the best ways to use speaking, listening and communication on a daily basis. Examples of this include identifying relevant information in presentations and being able to express opinions and arguments while supporting them with evidence.
This qualification requires no entry requirements! All that’s required is access to a computer, laptop or tablet, along with an internet connection to access all of your virtual learning resources.
Your readiness for the exam will be assessed throughout the course of your learning period but once ready there is two online exams needed to be taken to achieve your Functional Skills English level 1 qualification. The two exams include a reading exam and a writing exam which will feature all of the topics you’ve learnt and placing them in realistic scenarios. There is also a separate segment for speaking, listening and communication which contains two assessments. Once ready for your exam, please contact your tutor for guidance in booking it.
Once you pass your exam, you’ll achieve a Functional Skills Level 1 qualification in English which is the equivalent of a grade E-D (2-3) at GCSE. Achieving this qualification may help you in improving your CV and job suitability, along with also helping you gain access to other further education courses whether with us or at universities. Passing this qualification may also provide you with the knowledge, skill and confidence needed to enrol on and achieve your functional skills English level 2 qualification.