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City & Guilds Level 2 Functional Skills in English

Subject: Maths and English School

Employers Students

Functional Skills are ideal for those team members who wish to improve their skills in the workplace or are looking to enrol onto a higher level programme.

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

  • Make a range of contributions to discussions in a range of contexts, including those that are unfamiliar, and make effective presentations.

Reading

  • Select, read, understand and compare texts and use them to gather information, ideas, arguments and opinions

Writing

Write a range of texts including extended writing documents, communicating information, ideas and opinions, effectively and persuasively

Assessment

This qualification is assessed by written assignments and an online examination. 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, on an annual basis, or via our ‘Pay As You Learn’ monthly payment scheme

If your employee has not achieved your qualification by the planned end date detailed in their 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*

City & Guilds fees: £32

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

 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. The differences in course fees reflect the level of funding that is available as a result of government policies and priorities. These may be as a result of age, employment status, previous education achievements, or location for example, and are outside the control of CAW Business School.

What Next?

Achieving this qualification will increase your employee’s confidence and practical skills. The key skills gained will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning.

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 this qualification is completed you may wish to support your team member to undertake the Functional Skills Maths Level 2 qualification or further training such as Business Administration or Leadership and Management.

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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