Course information

On entry to the college, we assess each student’s levels of Functional Skills, before developing a bespoke learning package. Students then work on specific areas for development, taking an appropriate level qualification in ICT, English and Maths at the end of the year.

Functional Skills are practical skills in English, Maths and ICT for all learners. Functional Skills provide students with essential knowledge, skills and understanding that will enable them to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life and work.

Functional Skills are timetabled weekly in specialist groups derived from the outcomes of diagnostic testing. They are also embedded throughout all other teaching, learning and assessment activities within the study programme.

Our approach to teaching Functional Skills and employability is holistic. Targets are worked on in lessons, during break times, off-site visits and within the workplace, enabling students to learn organically.