Course overview

Continue developing English skills to help you in work and everyday life situations. This functional skills English entry 2 course teaches you skills for reading, writing, and communicating in English. Learn how to improve your writing skills and build on the basic reading skills from entry 1. Adult English courses teach you practical communication skills to help you get a job or study. Develop your English skills through real-life situations. This course teaches you tools and resources to improve your use of English in new and familiar situations. These skills can help you succeed in your studies, professional situations, and social interactions. This 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 description

What we’ll cover

  • Listen to explanations and extract details and key information

  • Contribute to group discussions about a range of topics and communicate your feelings and opinions clearly

  • Use resources such as dictionaries to understand the meaning of short texts and be able to read compound sentences

  • Use basic punctuation and spell regular plurals correctly

  • Learn to use adjectives and connectors to create compound sentences

  • Complete forms asking for personal information correctly

Entry 2 functional skills English courses teach you essential English skills for employment and learning. They are made by adults, for adults.

When you finish the entry 2 functional skills English course, you will have assessments in three areas. They are: Speaking, listening, and communicating, Reading, and Writing.

Once you pass entry 2 you can progress to entry 3. There are “get ready” courses between each level to help you prepare for the next course.

Before you can enrol on this course, you’ll need to do a skills check. Don’t worry, this isn’t an exam. It’s for us to make sure you get on the right course for your level.

Our friendly team will contact you to start your skills check as part of your booking.

What to expect

This entry 2 English course for adults takes around 60 hours to complete.

English functional skills courses are accepted as a GCSE equivalent for many jobs and courses. At level 2, they can help you do an apprenticeship, higher education course, or go to University.

Functional skills English courses are ideal for flexible learning. You can choose to take an in-person or online functional skills course. You can also do assessments online if you like.

To take this English course you need to have a digital device such as a computer or tablet. You’ll also need an internet connection. This is so you can access our digital learning platform, Canvas.

The WEA is an experienced adult English course provider. We want you to get the most out of your studies and open doors to opportunities. Our tutors and staff will help you with any needs you might have. The WEA is committed to providing accessible adult education. Please let us know if you have any special requirements to do this course.

Most of our courses are free for most of our learners. Please note that you need to reach the end of the enrolment process to see the discounts.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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