Make sure your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are up-to-scratch for your further education or the workforce.
This course will also develop your English skills – with a focus on the spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, and grammar fundamentals that you’ll need in everyday life, the workplace and in education. We’ll work on improving your reading comprehension, and ability to communicate effectively – ensuring you’ll be a responsive and competent colleague.
For those of you looking to gain an English GCSE equivalent, this course is the perfect way to open doors to countless careers and opportunities.
Did you know: Universities and colleges will accept this qualification for further education courses, like teaching and nursing, as well as apprenticeships.
Course Length: On average, this course is completed within 4 – 10 weeks. But the more time you dedicate, the sooner you can complete it. The pace of the learning is up to you.
Free Course for:Anyone who is unemployed and aged 19 or over who has been living in the European Union for the last 3 years.
Certified Awarding Body: NCFE
What people are saying about the course:
You'll earn an Entry Level (1, 2, or 3), Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills (English) Qualification from NCFE.
Text focus: Improving reading comprehension skills
Sentence focus: Understanding grammar and punctuation usage
Word focus: Vocabulary, word recognition and phonics
Speaking & Listening
How to speak to communicate
Engaging and contributing to discussions
Listening and responding
How to construct sentences
Understanding the alphabet
Are you eligible to complete this qualification for free?
This qualification is 100% government funded if:
On the 31st of August 2019, you were aged 19 or over
You currently live in England. (However, anyone living in the following areas is
eligible for funding: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester,
City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands, and the West of England.)
You have lived in the European Union for the last 3 years (unless you have have
given a special Visa/Residence permits that gives you the permanent right to
Are Unemployed and can provide evidence (Subject to eligibility)
Can provide Identifications and relevant documentation as required
If on the 31st of August 2019, you were aged between 19-23, you need to have
full level 2 qualification (e.g. five or more GCSE/O-Levels at grades A* – C / 4
one A-Level, two/three AS-Levels, five or more CSE grade 1’s, GNVQ Intermediate,
Diploma Level 2).
What Students Like You Are Saying
Why Learn with Us
A self-paced course that could be completed in as little as five weeks
A fully certified and nationally accredited qualification
Yes, the main advantage of doing our Home Learning course is that allows you to be flexible to choose the times that suits you to learn. Each course will have a recommended date to complete, with plenty of time to work through the units to gain the qualification.
No, you don’t need to attend our training center for any of our Home Learning courses. (Note that under normal circumstances we deliver various classroom-based courses from our training centers in Croydon, Harrow and Tottenham - learn more at https://strivetraining.co.uk/classroom-based-courses/)
Yes, there are further courses that will become available in due course, we will be keeping our website updated regularly, but if you would like to be notified please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Your studying should be about what you learn, not how you learn it. Which is why we make the entire process as simple as possible to help you adjust to learning online.
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