English and Maths (inc. ESOL)

English Functional Skills Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course runs at various times throughout the year. You will study for two hours per week.

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.

Last updated: 14th September 2018

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 continually throughout the year. You will need an assessment to determine the level you start at.

Assessments will run on a Monday between 1.00pm-7.00pm. Please come to Old Mill Lane reception. No appointment necessary. TERM TIME ONLY

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.

Click on the link below to show you a full breakdown of what is covered at what level;

City and Guilds


How will I be assessed?

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

What equipment will I need?

You will require writing materials and a ring binder.

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

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

How much does the course cost?

This course is free.

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

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

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Additional Learning Support

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