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Adult Functional English

If you want to improve your English skills or start working towards a nationally recognised qualification, this is the course for you.

12-36 Weeks

Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications needed

Course Info

The course may be taken alongside other courses or as a preparation for a vocational course.

Study will cover reading, writing, speaking and listening and you will work to your own Individual Learning Plan at your own pace. The course delivers English skills in an adult context.

The Adult Functional English course covers everyday word skills like reading and understanding texts, such as forms, newspapers, applications, letters and other forms of written information. Some features of writing such as spelling, punctuation and grammar are also covered.

Tutors are highly qualified and experienced specialists who design your own Individual Learning Plan and use a variety of teaching techniques to suit your learning style.

The Certificate in Adult English course will give you: Pride in gaining a nationally recognised qualification, a qualification for your CV, job applications or college applications, Extra confidence, a sense of achievement, the ability to progress.


Teaching is delivered using accelerated learning principles and the learning environment supports both individual and group work in a classroom environment.

Activities include active learning and the use of ICT in the classroom where appropriate.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

An initial assessment will determine entry onto the right level course.

Additional Assessment for Learning will take place during the two week course induction to ensure that learners are on the correct level to suit their skills, ability and previous learning.