City & Guilds Level 1 Functional Skills in English

Subject: Maths and English School

 I am: an employer a student

Functional Skills are ideal if you wish to get ahead and up skill for progression in the workplace or prior to enrolling onto a higher level programme.

You will learn English and communication skills required in everyday life, education and work.

Key Facts

  • Attendance: No college attendance is required. Course materials will be provided along with telephone and email support from an allocated Distance Learning Tutor. All resources, support and assessment will be provided online via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Attendance will be required at a CAW centre to complete the online examination. It may be possible in some instances, to undertake the examination at an external City & Guilds exam centre. In such cases where this is possible additional exam fees may be incurred.
  • Duration: Six months
  • Start date:  Any time during the year.
  • Location: This online distance learning programme can be studied anywhere in the UK.

 

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements for this course.

Course Content

This qualification looks at the following:

Speaking, listening and communication

  • Including formal and informal discussions and exchanges that include unfamiliar subjects

Reading

  • Read and understand a range of straightforward texts

Writing

  • Write a range of texts to communicate information, ideas and opinions, using formats and styles suitable for their purpose and audience

Assessment

Two practical assessments and two online examinations are required. Attendance at a City & Guilds examination centre is needed to complete the online examination.

Course Fees

Course fees can either be paid in full before the beginning of the course or via our ‘Pay As You Learn’ monthly payment scheme. A CAW Loans2Learn scheme is also available, details can be found below.

If you have not achieved your qualification by the planned end date detailed in your individual learning plan, continued support and course access is available by paying monthly direct debit payments until certification is achieved.

Full Fee Pay As You Learn
£724 £121 per month

Awarding Body Fees*: £21

* Awarding Body Fees are payable by all students or employers and recharged at cost and may be subject to change.

Funding Available to Residents of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire (Subject to Eligibility)

Check if you are eligible to undertake this course for free here.

The CAW Loans2Learn scheme is a personal loan that can help you to spread the cost of your course into manageable payments. The loan can be used to fully or partially cover your course fees (but does not cover any awarding body fees, such as enrolment and examination fees). Please contact us for more information.

 

Sources of financial help can be found on our student finance page. Before making any financial decision it is recommended that you seek advice from an independent source, for example the Money Advice Service.

These are current figures and may be subject to change.

What Next?

Achieving this qualification will increase your confidence and motivation. The key skills you gain will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning.

Professionally, undertaking a qualification that demonstrates English and communication skills to employers can give you a competitive edge in the jobs market, meaning that more jobs and opportunities for promotion may become available to you.

Functional Skills form a vital part of all apprenticeship frameworks in England and can, in some cases, be used to progress onto high level programmes of study. Once you have completed this qualification you may wish to progress onto the Functional Skills English level 2 qualification.

 

Testimonials

What our Business School students say:

“I have enjoyed learning new skills and applying some of these to my current job”
“The tutors are very helpful and supportive and provide me with regular reviews on my progress”
“The course fits around my everyday work making this easy to complete”
“The tutors are extremely helpful and always manage to find time to provide support and answer any queries”

 

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