What Will Happen At My First Lesson
In the first week of your course you will meet your tutor and other learners, find out about the course and set learning targets.
What Qualification/level is this course?
We offer Functional Skills qualifications at all levels. You will discuss the level of qualification you will be working towards with your tutor.
Examinations Venue disclaimer
Please note, you may be required to travel to an alternative ACL Centre when taking your examination or assessment. This will be communicated to you at the earliest opportunity.
Who is the course for?
Anyone who needs to improve their reading, writing and speaking & listening skills to use at home and work and to gain a qualification.
What can I expect to learn?
You will work on the areas relevant to your own needs to achieve a Functional Skills English qualification.
You will improve your skills in the following areas:
Speaking, listening and communication
Take part in formal and informal discussions.
Give short presentations.
Compare, select, read and understand texts and use them to gather information, ideas, arguments and opinions.
Write documents to communicate information, ideas and opinions using formats suitable for their purpose and audience. Develop skills to improve your spelling, grammar and punctuation.
How will I learn?
Your tutor will use a number of different teaching methods to develop your skills. These will include a wide range of authentic materials, individual study, working in pairs/group activities and will include the use of video/audio. You will also have the opportunity to use online learning technologies to develop your skills.
How will I know how well I am doing?
You will complete a personal progress record each week in order for your tutor to support your learning goals. You will receive regular verbal and written feedback from your tutor.
Will I have to do any work at home ?
To get the most from the course you will be expected to complete work at home independently as directed by the tutor.
What will I need to provide?
You will need to bring a pen, pencil, ruler, lined paper and a folder for your work.
Are there any other costs?
What can I do next?
You can progress on to other courses. Your tutor will advise as to which is the most suitable.
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