English Courses

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Our courses are held at venues in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset at different times of the day and evening.

Functional Skills is not just about developing knowledge, it is also about knowing when and how to use the knowledge in real life situations. You can get ahead in work, education and daily life by gaining a Functional Skills qualification.

Learners who enrol on our English Functional skills classes are funded by the Government. The courses suit learners of all abilities and you will negotiate a programme of learning with your tutor.

We offer qualifications from Entry Level up to more advanced qualifications at Level 2. These courses are designed to improve your job prospects and help you with practical daily tasks.

Our courses lead to a recognised City & Guilds Functional Skills qualification or to a unit of study, which can help develop confidence before taking a full exam.

The courses start in September although there will be other set opportunities to enrol later in the academic year.

  English classes will help you to

  • Improve your job prospects
  • Develop good communication skills
  • Brush up your reading and writing skills
  • Improve your spelling
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification

How do I get started?

Before joining a class you will need to sign up for one of our Enrolment Sessions. We will assess what level you are working at and what key areas you might need to work on. There are a number of options available and these will be discussed at your enrolment session.

After your Enrolment Session, we will discuss our range of courses and help you decide which best meets your needs and lifestyle.

Please note: Bring proof of ID with you to the Enrolment Session. We cannot offer you a place on a course without it.

To book your place on one of our Maths, English, Functional Skills ICT and ESOL classes please call 01202 262300

Fees may apply, depending on your circumstances – please talk to Customer Services on 01202 262300 or the staff at your enrolment session.