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English and Maths (inc. ESOL)

English Functional Skills Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

For an immediate start, please apply for the course. Class attendance will be three hours per week. You will also 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.

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 is aged 19+ and does not already have a grade 4/C in this subject. For applicants who do not meet all these criteria, the full cost of the course is £500. This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA).

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.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

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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