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Build proficiency in everyday English and take your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to the next level.

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    Entry Level 1 to Level 1 Functional Skills in English

This course runs for 6 weeks with one, three hour online session each week, you will also need to dedicate between 2-3 hours of self study per week. Upon assessment on speaking, listening, writing, reading and communications the learners will be placed in the 'Beginner' or 'Intermediate' level group.

Course Duration: A three hour session online Zoom session each week for six weeks.

About this course

This exciting course is ideal for those who wish to build on their skills and practical knowledge.

Entry Level - Beginners

The purpose of Functional Skills English Entry Level qualifications are to demonstrate the ability at an appropriate level to read, write, speak, listen and communicate in English, and to apply this knowledge and these skills in familiar situations.

Throughout the course, you will be building on your vocabulary, learning how to use tenses, apply gender rules, structure your sentences, and use verbs and nouns correctly. Functional Skills qualifications in English at Entry Level are ideal for learners wishing to develop practical, transferable skills in English in order to work confidently, effectively and independently in life.

Qualification structure:These qualifications are assessed via 3 controlled assessments which cover:

• Reading

• Writing

• Speaking, Listening and Communicating

Level 1 - Intermediate

The purpose of the Functional Skills English Level 1 qualification is to prepare the individuals for work, study and life. Learners who achieve this qualification will demonstrate the ability to read, write, speak, listen and communicate in English. Learners will be able to apply these skills effectively to a range of purposes in the workplace and in real life situations.

Qualification structure:

This qualification is assessed via 2 external assessments and one controlled assessment.The external assessments cover the following components:

• Reading

• Writing

The controlled assessment covers the following component:

- Speaking, Listening and Communicating

- Good grasp of the grammatical structure of English language

- Understand English verb tenses, gender rules and noun endings

When does the course run?

We have various start dates throughout the year. Most courses start each month, so there's always an opportunity ready for you.

Course Fee and Eligibility

The course is government funded and you will be required to meet the following criteria to qualify for funding,

  • Be over 19 years of age
  • Have proof of residency in the UK for at least three years and live in the Greater London area.
  • Be unemployed or on a career break
  • Be in receipt of a benefit such as Job Seekers Allowance or Universal Credit
  • Be employed/self-employed and earning up to £16k per year

Please note: you will be required to provide proof of eligibility before we are able to confirm your booking.

If you don't meet the eligibility criteria, you have the option to pay a discounted rate of just £250 for the course.

Please note: during this period whilst we deliver training via a virtual classroom, learners will require access to a WIFI connection and a laptop, tablet or mobile device.

What's next?

Register your interest on the green button above and one of our team will be in touch.


For further information, please contact or

call 07521 642301 or 07751 658524.


Due to the pandemic we would like to update you on some innovative changes and measures that we are putting in place to make sure our customers are able to continue accessing training.

During this period we will deliver all of our courses via a virtual classroom. For each course interactive weekly sessions will be held with a course trainer via Zoom and participants will have access to all learning resources online. We will also enable you to arrange 1-2-1 sessions with your course trainer if additional assistance is required.

DCS remain committed to providing high quality training solutions to enable you to develop your knowledge and skills and further your career!

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