FastTrack Functional Skills – English

Gain further confidence in your English skills for progression into employment, further education, or everyday life.

About the course

Course starting dates To be advised
Course length This is a two week course
Lesson times Monday – Friday, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Qualification Functional Skills Qualification in English, awarded by NCFE

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.

This course is the perfect way to open doors to countless careers and opportunities.

You will receive a 100% personalised learning plan based on your current English skills. 

Free course for: Anyone who is aged 19 or over who has been living in the European Union for the last 3 years – regardless of employment status

Course Location: The course takes place in our Croydon training centre: Suffolk House, College Rd, Croydon CR0 0YN

Course Content

  • Text focus: Improving reading comprehension skills
  • Sentence focus: Understanding grammar
  • Word focus: Vocabulary, word recognition and phonics
  • How to communicate effectively through speaking and listening
  • Produce different types of documents using correct structure, spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  • Listening and responding
  • How to construct sentences
  • Develop writing skills using a wide range of language and vocabulary

Next Steps

Simply complete the short form on the right. You'll then immediately be able to complete your Fast-Track online registration.

This registration process will confirm your eligibility to have your qualification 100% government funded.

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Frequently Asked Questions

All our courses are free for those who are employed and unemployed, subject to eligibility.
Yes, anyone who is employed or unemployed can enroll on any of our courses, subject to eligibility.
Of course. All our courses are accredited courses and you will receive a nationally recognized certification on achievement.
The general certification process is a minimum of 12 weeks. Due to the pandemic, the Awarding Bodies service has been impacted which can cause a delay. We are working hard to distribute all the certificates that we have received in a timely manner and we will send a text as soon as the certificates are ready. For all queries regarding certification please email us on When contacting us please include the following information: • Full Name • Title of the qualification • Contact details and address.

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