Free English functional skills courses* 

Many jobs ask you to have good English skills. If you don’t have an English GCSE, it can sometimes hold you back from getting the job you really want. A functional skills qualification boosts your skills and builds confidence in English.  

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Skills for communication - reading, writing and listening

Advance your reading, writing and listening skills. Grow your vocabulary and refresh your knowledge of grammar. Functional skills qualifications builds you up the next level of your work or education.  

This isn’t like being back at school. You’ll gain communication skills that you’ll use in everyday life or work.  

Learn how to read official letters and complete complicated forms with ease. Study how to communicate and present your ideas clearly. Help the kids with their homework. Improve your public speaking. 

A different approach to learning

You’ll learn in small classes, with supportive tutors who can tailor teaching to your individual needs. If you're looking for courses that are free but have great teaching, learn with us. Start your journey today and work up to your functional skills English level two qualification. 

Improving your writing and reading skills as an adult opens the door to new opportunities. 

A practical qualification

Gain the qualification and confidence needed to get into good jobs or go on to further education. Want to get functional skills English and maths qualifications together? Book yourself onto a maths course as well. 

*Over 90% of applicants for skills courses do not need to pay a fee. Subject to status - courses are free for unemployed people, job seekers and people on low wage. If you do not qualify you will be alerted during the application process.

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Get ready for English Functional Skills Level 2

Welcome to "Get Ready for Functional Skills English Level 2"! This engaging course is designed to prepare learners for the City and Guilds Functional Skills English Level 2 exam. With a focus on practical English skills, our experienced instructors guide you through reading, writing, speaking, and listening exercises that are both fun and educational. Whether you're looking to improve your English for personal growth or professional advancement, this course will help you gain confidence and competence in English.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 20/05/2024 -
Fri 14/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
16 sessions
Location:
Malcolm X Community Centre (BRISTOL)
141 City Road
St Pauls
BRISTOL
BS2 8YH
Tutor:
Aleksandra Novikova
Course code:
Q00013921
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £126.00

Functional Skills Qualification in English (Level 2)

There are many reasons to study this English functional skills course but you might be surprised to know that they’re not academic. Whether you want to feel more confident at public speaking or would like to study an apprenticeship or traineeship, this Level 2 English Functional Skills course can help you achieve your goals in a fun and practical way. Functional skills courses teach you English skills for learning, life, and work- not just to pass an exam. Enjoy the learning process as you watch your vocabulary grow, your spelling improve, and your confidence soar. If you’re fed up with academic courses and want to learn English in a practical and gratifying way, you won’t regret taking this English functional skills level 2 course. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Tue 23/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
22 sessions
Location:
Malcolm X Community Centre (BRISTOL)
141 City Road
St Pauls
BRISTOL
BS2 8YH
Tutor:
Aleksandra Novikova
Course code:
Q00013768
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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Functional Skills English

Get an English qualification to help you access a variety of work and study options. Functional skills courses in English teach you to read, write, and communicate confidently in English. Functional skills English isn’t like learning English at school. This is an English course for adults created by adults. Develop practical English skills by learning language in context.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 11/01/2024 -
Thu 06/06/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000004
How you'll learn:
Online
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Functional Skills Qualification in English (Entry 3)

Continue developing your English skills to open doors to work and study opportunities. This entry 3 functional skills course helps you learn English skills employers look for. Gain practical skills to improve your reading, writing, and verbal communication in English. Strengthen your writing skills and learn reading techniques to help you tackle everyday situations at work or while studying. This adult English course helps you develop your language skills through real-life situations. Functional Skills entry 3 is a government-funded accredited English course for adults. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
20 sessions
Location:
Shrewsbury Town Football club
Oteley Road
Shrewsbury
SY2 6ST
Tutor:
Tabitha Allsop
Course code:
Q00014946
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Functional Skills Qualification in English (Entry 3)

Continue developing your English skills to open doors to work and study opportunities. This entry 3 functional skills course helps you learn English skills employers look for. Gain practical skills to improve your reading, writing, and verbal communication in English. Strengthen your writing skills and learn reading techniques to help you tackle everyday situations at work or while studying. This adult English course helps you develop your language skills through real-life situations. Functional Skills entry 3 is a government-funded accredited English course for adults. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
20 sessions
Location:
Shrewsbury Town Football club
Oteley Road
Shrewsbury
SY2 6ST
Tutor:
Tabitha Allsop
Course code:
Q00014946
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Functional Skills Qualification in English (Entry 3)

Continue developing your English skills to open doors to work and study opportunities. This entry 3 functional skills course helps you learn English skills employers look for. Gain practical skills to improve your reading, writing, and verbal communication in English. Strengthen your writing skills and learn reading techniques to help you tackle everyday situations at work or while studying. This adult English course helps you develop your language skills through real-life situations. Functional Skills entry 3 is a government-funded accredited English course for adults. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
20 sessions
Location:
Shrewsbury Town Football club
Oteley Road
Shrewsbury
SY2 6ST
Tutor:
Tabitha Allsop
Course code:
Q00014946
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Functional Skills Qualification in English (Entry 3)

Continue developing your English skills to open doors to work and study opportunities. This entry 3 functional skills course helps you learn English skills employers look for. Gain practical skills to improve your reading, writing, and verbal communication in English. Strengthen your writing skills and learn reading techniques to help you tackle everyday situations at work or while studying. This adult English course helps you develop your language skills through real-life situations. Functional Skills entry 3 is a government-funded accredited English course for adults. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
20 sessions
Location:
Shrewsbury Town Football club
Oteley Road
Shrewsbury
SY2 6ST
Tutor:
Tabitha Allsop
Course code:
Q00014946
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Functional Skills Qualification in English (Entry 3)

Continue developing your English skills to open doors to work and study opportunities. This entry 3 functional skills course helps you learn English skills employers look for. Gain practical skills to improve your reading, writing, and verbal communication in English. Strengthen your writing skills and learn reading techniques to help you tackle everyday situations at work or while studying. This adult English course helps you develop your language skills through real-life situations. Functional Skills entry 3 is a government-funded accredited English course for adults. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
20 sessions
Location:
Shrewsbury Town Football club
Oteley Road
Shrewsbury
SY2 6ST
Tutor:
Tabitha Allsop
Course code:
Q00014946
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Functional Skills Qualification in English (Entry 3)

Continue developing your English skills to open doors to work and study opportunities. This entry 3 functional skills course helps you learn English skills employers look for. Gain practical skills to improve your reading, writing, and verbal communication in English. Strengthen your writing skills and learn reading techniques to help you tackle everyday situations at work or while studying. This adult English course helps you develop your language skills through real-life situations. Functional Skills entry 3 is a government-funded accredited English course for adults. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
20 sessions
Location:
Shrewsbury Town Football club
Oteley Road
Shrewsbury
SY2 6ST
Tutor:
Tabitha Allsop
Course code:
Q00014946
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Functional Skills Qualification in English (Entry 3)

Continue developing your English skills to open doors to work and study opportunities. This entry 3 functional skills course helps you learn English skills employers look for. Gain practical skills to improve your reading, writing, and verbal communication in English. Strengthen your writing skills and learn reading techniques to help you tackle everyday situations at work or while studying. This adult English course helps you develop your language skills through real-life situations. Functional Skills entry 3 is a government-funded accredited English course for adults. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
20 sessions
Location:
Shrewsbury Town Football club
Oteley Road
Shrewsbury
SY2 6ST
Tutor:
Tabitha Allsop
Course code:
Q00014946
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Functional Skills Qualification in English (Entry 3)

Continue developing your English skills to open doors to work and study opportunities. This entry 3 functional skills course helps you learn English skills employers look for. Gain practical skills to improve your reading, writing, and verbal communication in English. Strengthen your writing skills and learn reading techniques to help you tackle everyday situations at work or while studying. This adult English course helps you develop your language skills through real-life situations. Functional Skills entry 3 is a government-funded accredited English course for adults. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
20 sessions
Location:
Shrewsbury Town Football club
Oteley Road
Shrewsbury
SY2 6ST
Tutor:
Tabitha Allsop
Course code:
Q00014946
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Functional Skills Qualification in English (Entry 3)

Continue developing your English skills to open doors to work and study opportunities. This entry 3 functional skills course helps you learn English skills employers look for. Gain practical skills to improve your reading, writing, and verbal communication in English. Strengthen your writing skills and learn reading techniques to help you tackle everyday situations at work or while studying. This adult English course helps you develop your language skills through real-life situations. Functional Skills entry 3 is a government-funded accredited English course for adults. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
20 sessions
Location:
Shrewsbury Town Football club
Oteley Road
Shrewsbury
SY2 6ST
Tutor:
Tabitha Allsop
Course code:
Q00014946
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free