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NCFE Level 1 Award in Functional Skills English at Skills 4 U Ltd

Course description

Functional Skills are designed to equip learners with the skills to operate confidently, effectively and independently in education, work and every day life.  They have been designed in response to employers’ perceptions that many students are not achieving a firm enough grounding in the basics.

Course content

Functional Skills English at Level1 aims to ensure that each individual is able to communicate effectively and develop skills in: - speaking, listening and communication - reading - writing For each component (reading, writing, and speaking, listening and communication) realistic contexts have been designed so that learners develop the functionality they need. Learners must pass each component at their chosen level in order to achieve the award for Functional Skills English. There are unlimited re-sit opportunities for learners who do not achieve the level required at the first attempt.

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualifications needed as students are referred through school. 


Assessment is through paper based learning

Financial information

There is no financial costs to the student all fees are paid by the school students are enrolled at.

Future opportunities

Once you have completed the Level 1 Award in Functional Skills you may be able to continue with the qualification to Level 2.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Course code: 501/1660/5
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