English and Maths (inc. ESOL)

English Functional Skills Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start w/c 6 September. Enrolments will start from August 2021. Class attendance will be three hours per week, consisting of one class for 1.5 hours per week and one online class for 1.5 hours per week. You will be required to attend College for an initial assessment, mocks and final examinations.

Entry requirements

  • Students must be aged 19+ years of age. Learners aged 16-18 will do Maths and English as part of their full-time study programme
  • No formal entry requirements or previous experience is necessary to undertake these programmes
  • Before you start, you will undergo an initial and diagnostic assessment to identify which particular skills you need to work on and the relevant units from this suite

You will achieve

Functional Skills English qualification.

Course overview

The qualification is available from Entry 1 to Level 2. It contains a range of units which develop maths and English skills needed in work and life.

These programmes are flexible. If you want to improve your reading, writing and numeracy skills, or want to gain a qualification for the skills you already have, a Skills for Life qualification could be for you. Functional Skills qualifications are designed to help you develop the skills you use in everyday life, such as reading and writing. They can also help you boost your CV or move on to further study.

Functional skills classes run throughout the year. You will need an assessment to determine the level you start at.

For Learners who study at Level 1 and 2, Barnsley College offers you the opportunity to choose between  a mixture of classroom based and online attendance , or completely online study. This can be discussed at your initial assessment. You will be advised of the assessment process on application.

Course content

These courses help you gain confidence in everyday reading, writing, and speaking.  You can develop your spelling and the skills needed for tasks such as form filling and writing short notes.

You will sit an examination at the end of the course.

You will require writing materials and a ring binder.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

On completion of these programmes, you may wish to progress to other College courses in either this area or another area of study.

How much does the course cost?

This course is fully funded to anyone who meets the following eligibility criteria. Eligibility criteria as follows: Candidates must be aged 19 or over If you live in one of the areas listed below, this course will be free Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster or Sheffield For applicants who live outside these areas, the full cost of the course is £500.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

English Functional Skills Part-time

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