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English Functional Skills E1-E2

This course is for complete beginners and those with a low level of reading and writing. On this course, you will improve your ability to read and write in a range of different practical contexts. You will learn to read and write messages, read short texts and improve your ability to spell by learning letter sounds and breaking down words. You will also improve your digital skills to help with spelling and writing by using laptops and smartphones.
  • Who is it for?

    This course is for students who want to improve their literacy skills - reading and writing, and also speaking and listening. It is the right course for you if you can already read some words and sentences, but you find it difficult or you lack confidence. You want to express yourself better in speaking and writing, learn more vocabulary and know how to spell words.

    The course is for people whose first language is English. However, people whose first language is not English but are fluent speakers, but still have difficulties in reading and/or writing English may also do this class.

  • What does it cover?

    This course is for those with a very low level of reading and writing and those learning to read and write for the first time. The course will help you with reading and writing simple words, simple sentences and learning simple letter sounds as well learning how to spell words used in everyday life.
    What does this course cover?
    1. You will improve your ability to read and decode texts used in everyday life
    2. You will improve your ability to spell short key words by learning how to break down words and learning letter sounds
    3. You will improve your ability to write simple sentences in a range of practical contexts
    4. You will improve your spelling and reading skills in a digital context, using laptops and smartphones

  • What will it be like?

    On this course, you will learn in small groups. Sometimes you will also learn on your own. The tutor will also help you learn. You will work on short tasks, by completing worksheets or completing tasks using websites and your smartphone. You will learn by using communication skills. Sometimes you will also be asked to do homework.

    Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
    Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
    One-to-one and group discussion.
    How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
    Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    You will only need to bring a pen and a notebook. Sometimes you will also need to bring your smartphone to class as you will work on these too.

    You need to keep a folder of your work. You will also need to do some homework.

    You will keep an Individual Learning Plan to help you organise your learning.

  • What could it lead to?

    There is no exam at the end of this course. However, if you feel that you are ready you can take an exam. You can also study on the IT, English and Math course that runs at the centre either while you are doing this course or after this course. If you are interested, you can also take a basic math class while you are doing this course, either at Blackfriars Settlement or at the Mary Ward Centre.
    You may be able to take speaking and listening, reading and writing exams during the year when you are ready. When you have passed the course, you can go to Entry 3 Literacy.

    When you are Entry 3, you will also be able to do some computer courses.

    There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre. You can also visit an advice session, where they can direct you to the right course.

    Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk and from the following websites: www.floodlight.co.uk; www.hotcourses.com; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk

Available Courses

English Functional Skills E1-E2

This course is for complete beginners and those with a low level of reading and writing. On this course, you will improve your ability to read and write in a range of different practical contexts. You will learn to read and write messages, read short texts and improve your ability to spell by learning letter sounds and breaking down words. You will also improve your digital skills to help with spelling and writing by using laptops and smartphones.

31 October 2023 – 14 December 2023
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:130
Free
14 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:30
Course Code:101
Free
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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09 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:131
Free
24 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:30
Course Code:102
Free
23 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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23 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:132
Free
24 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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18 September 2023 – 06 December 2023
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:30
Course Code:100
Free
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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English Functional Skills L2

For many people improving reading and writing can be difficult. These courses will help you develop these skills, and gain confidence in your speaking and listening. You will also have the opportunity to learn about computers and use them to improve your literacy. We offer specialist support for students with dyslexia and specific learning differences. You can take a variety of exams in speaking and listening, reading and writing when you are ready. These courses are FREE.

08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:110
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:140
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:111
Free
11 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:141
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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18 September 2023 – 04 December 2023
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:109
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:139
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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English Functional Skills L1

For many people improving reading and writing can be difficult. These courses will help you develop these skills, and gain confidence in your speaking. You will also have the opportunity to learn about computers and use them to improve your literacy. We offer specialist support for students with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties. You can take functional skills exams in speaking, reading and writing when you are ready..

08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:107
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:137
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:108
Free
11 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:138
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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18 September 2023 – 04 December 2023
Monday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:106
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:136
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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English Functional Skills E3

On this course, you will improve your spelling, writing, speaking and listening and reading skills. You will learn how to spell and break down words, develop a strategy for spelling, write better sentences and improve your reading skills.

31 October 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:133
Free
7 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:104
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:134
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:105
Free
11 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:135
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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18 September 2023 – 04 December 2023
Monday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:103
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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