This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 22 22* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running
This is a course leading to a Functional Skills (FS) qualification. Functional Skills courses can be joined at any time of the year, although classes start in September. Course levels start from Entry Level 1 and progress to Level 2.
This course will be delivered at Dover Discovery Centre and may be delivered online following Government guidance on Covid 19. Your tutor will keep you informed of any possible changes with plenty of notice.
Functional Skills English classes help you gain the skills to plan and write letters, emails and reports for work, focusing on spelling, grammar and punctuation and how to formulate your written work so that it flows logically and sequentially. The course is assessed by two written examinations and these take place throughout the year. There is also a speaking and listening examination that will be done in the class.
Functional Skills maths classes cover the skills for everyday tasks, or those required at work. These skills include measuring distances, calculating areas for home decoration and improvement,
calculating cooking times for recipes, understanding payslips and work rotas. The course is assessed by one written examination.
Further information regarding the course specification can be in obtained from your tutor once you have been placed into a class.
Please note: this course will require an initial assessment, regular attendance, a high level of commitment and at least two hours of home study per week as set by the tutor.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Paul Smith
Paul Smith is a qualified maths and ESOL tutor with an honors degree in lifelong learning. He has worked in adult education for ten years and delivers to groups ranging from entry levels to GCSE. He brings a wealth of knowledge gained from current and previous experiences and guides and nurtures students to learn and not be taught.
How will I be taught?
The course will be taught in a friendly but focused atmosphere, where your individual needs are catered for. Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles and ensure that you achieve your full potential. Teaching and learning are carried out through formally taught sessions, discussion, group work, and supported with role play, task sheets and resource books, practice papers, home study, feedback and evaluation.
What do I need to bring with me?
Notebook, pens, pencils and a folder as you will be required to keep a folder of your work.
What can I do next?
This course can enable you to progress to higher levels of Functional Skills* (if appropriate) and GCSE* (if appropriate) or other study with Kent Adult Education. Specialist advice is available from
your tutor to help you identify the best course for you. Please check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk for course details.
* Access to higher level courses might be subject to initial assessment.
What do I need to join the course
At the first session of the course, the tutor will set out the commitment necessary to pass your Functional Skills examination. Functional Skills is suitable if you are seeking employment or careeradvancement, wishing to help your children with school work or just looking for a new challenge. It is also a valuable stepping stone if you want to study GCSE in the future. Please note that you should be able to follow spoken and written instructions, read handouts/exercises and take part in group
Getting to your course
Dover Discovery Centre
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code DOV/108196/K/FF.
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