Functional Skills – English

Next course starting in Croydon: TBA

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

100% free

Nationally accredited

Employment support

Individual learning plan

Classroom based (Croydon)

A four week course, part time

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Course Description

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

Levels available: Entry Levels 1 – 3 (Levels 1 and 2 will be available in due course)

Certified awarding body: NCFE

Course start dates: TBA

Course length: This is a 4 week course, every Monday – Wednesday, 9:30am – 4:30pm

How to Enrol

To immediately self-enrol online, begin by filling out the form on the right hand side of this page.

To enrol with our assistance, you are most welcome to visit us at our Croydon Training centre on any Thursday, between 9:30am and 3:30pm.

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
Are you eligible to complete this qualification for free?

This qualification is 100% government funded if:

  • You were born before the 31st August 2002
  • You must currently live in England. However, anyone living in the following areas is not eligible for funding: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England
  • You have lived in the European Union for the last 3 years (unless you have have been given a special Visa/Residence permits that gives you the permanent right to remain)
  • Are Unemployed and can provide evidence (Subject to eligibility)
  • Can provide Identifications and relevant documentation as required
  • If on the 31st of August 2020, you were aged between 19-23, you need to have gained a full level 2 qualification (e.g. five or more GCSE/O-Levels at grades A* – C / 4 – 9, one A-Level, two/three AS-Levels, five or more CSE grade 1’s, GNVQ Intermediate, QCF Diploma Level 2)
FAQs
All our courses are free for those who are employed and unemployed, subject to eligibility.
We are adding the ability to enroll yourself very soon, but in the meantime, please fill out the form on this page - and someone from the team will get in touch with you within a day.
Yes, anyone who is employed or unemployed can enroll on any of our courses, subject to eligibility.
No, you can start when you are ready and enroll when you are ready.
You can enroll on one course at a time, but you can do as many as you like to achieve your career goals. We are happy to give you information, advice and guidance on any courses you wish to complete.
Your assessor will be available to support you through email or our messaging system and provide feedback on all your assignments you submit.
Yes, you will be provided with regular progress updates.
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 homelearning@strivetraining.co.uk
We continually try to make learning simple and transparent. Learning through our online platform is incredibly easy and you can navigate around your qualification quickly and access all the learning materials as soon as you login. 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.
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 certification@strivetraining.co.uk. When contacting us please include the following information: • Full Name • Title of the qualification • Contact details and address.
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. Join 50,000 other learners who have chosen to upskill with Strive Training - register now!

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