English Functional Skills Part-time (FESL)

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC376
Qualification Type Not Set
Qualification Level Not Set
Course type Part Time


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.

How will it be delivered?

You will sit an examination at the end of the course.

Entry requirements

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.

Your next steps...

On completion of these programmes, you may wish to progress to other College courses in either this area or another area of study.