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Functional Skills Engish at FutureSkills @ MediaCity UK - Salford City College

Course description

Salford College is now offering Funcitonal Skills English

Course content

The course is designed to develop the skills of reading, writing and spoken communication. It is a one year course that is intended as a stepping stone to GCSE English. You will learn to read short pieces of writing, look at how the writers create meaning, You will develop your skills as a writer, learning how to produce short pieces of writing in a variety of styles. You will also practice your skills of spoken communication in friendly and supportive small group discussions. The course is designed to build confidence in these three key areas of Engish so that you are able to progress on to your chosen next steps.


There will be two short examinations, one in reading and one in writing, each of which can be done online or on paper. There will also be a speaking and listening task

Future opportunities

The functional skills qualifications are available at a variety of different levels, depending on the ability of individuals. Functional skills is designed so that students progress through the levels and ultimately move on to GCSE English qualification. A wide range of careers and courses accept functional skills as evidence of your English ability

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: 28 September 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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    • FutureSkills is a superb new state of the art centre based in the heart of MediaCityUK – a leading international hub for Creative and Digital sectors. The centre offers specialist courses in Music production and performance, AAT, Hospitality, Professional Construction and a wide range of apprenticeships. MediaCityUK is a vibrant place in which to study, live and socialise. Home to major BBC and ITV departments, MediaCityUK is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain. Those studying at MediaCityUK love the atmosphere, range of facilities, cafes, restaurants, shops and world class events that take place – it really is an exciting place to be a part of. Many learners get the opportunity to be involved in activities at MediaCityUK including work experience at the Damson Restaurant, singing at Damson for themed evenings and entertaining large crowds at festivals. The opening of FutureSkills 2 from September 2014 will also see the launch of Media provision – specialising in production for TV, radio and film.