Functional Skills English - An Introduction - Online Course - Community Learning - 09:30-11:30

Online Courses, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Wednesdays: 9:30am - 11:30am
No. sessions 4
Venue Online Courses, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 20
Cost Free

About this course

This 4-week course aims to help adults gain confidence in their reading and writing skills.

This is taught in line with the adult Functional Skills curriculum from Entry level 3- level 2.

  • If you are new to learning English as a second language, an ESOL course may be more suitable for you and these are listed on our website.


You will receive a two-hour online group lesson with your tutor each week


This course will give a good insight into what is involved in our 19-week Functional English courses that lead to a City and Guilds qualification. These will begin in September  2022 and will be a good progression route from this short course.


A basic level of literacy is preferred and an interest developing your English skills.


By the end of the course you will be able to;

  • Identify and correctly use adjectives and verbs
  • Identify and correctly use text layout and some language features.
  • Produce examples of your own writing that is descriptive, persuasive, informative and instructive.
  • Feel more confident in your writing skills.

We will be using Zoom (a virtual video application) to present the course.  You will need to be able to access it ideally on a PC/laptop or tablet. You will need to be able to send and receive emails from your tutor during the course and these will contain links to the information you will need.

Booking your place and fee information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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