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Functional Skills Taster


This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

Not ready for GCSE but want to improve your English or maths skills?

Whether you want to progress in your current job role or are working towards a career change, gaining an up to date and relevant qualification can support you in this.

Functional Skills English and maths courses cover five levels from entry level, through to level 2.

This taster course will provide learners with an insight in to Functional Skills before enrolling on to a full Functional Skills course, depending on your previous qualifications, current abilities and future goals.

You will be taught in a supportive and Covid safe environment, to ensure you fulfil your potential.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has flexible start dates and will take three weeks to complete.

There are a variety of study options with both day and evening classes available.

The course takes place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

During this course you will explore Maths or English basics, in preparation to start the appropriate level of English or maths Functional Skills in September.

How is it assessed?

There is no formal assessment required to complete this course.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You don't need any previous qualifications to undertake this course. This course is available to adults who are not currently undertaking English/maths study at the college.

What are the course fees?

This course is free to study, providing you don't already hold a grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above at GCSE level in this subject.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have completed this course you will be able to progress on to an appropriate level of Functional Skills Maths or English at the college.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

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