The qualification is available from Entry 1 to Level 2. It contains a range of units which develop maths and English skills needed in work and life.
These programmes are flexible. If you want to improve your reading, writing and numeracy skills, or want to gain a qualification for the skills you already have, a Skills for Life qualification could be for you. Functional Skills qualifications are designed to help you develop the skills you use in everyday life, such as reading and writing. They can also help you boost your CV or move on to further study.
Functional skills classes run throughout the year. You will need an assessment to determine the level you start at.
For Learners who study at level 1 and 2, Barnsley College offers you the opportunity to choose between a mixture of classroom based and online attendance , or completely online study. This can be discussed at your initial assessment. Assessments will take place on a Monday (term time only) between 1pm -5pm
These courses help you gain confidence in everyday reading, writing, and speaking. You can develop your spelling and the skills needed for tasks such as form filling and writing short notes.
Students must be aged 19+ years of age. Learners aged 16-18 will do maths and English as part of their full-time study programme.
No formal entry requirements or previous experience is necessary to undertake these programmes.
Before you start, you will undergo an initial and diagnostic assessment to identify which particular skills you need to work on and the relevant units from this suite.