Skip to main content

Adult functional Skills English: Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2

English and maths Bedford College students


Adult functional Skills English: Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2

This course offers the opportunity to sit the Pearson Edexcel English Functional Skills qualification at Entry Level (1-3) and Level 1 & Level 2.  If you would like to improve your English, support your children with their studies or require a Level 2 qualification for other educational programmes, this course is ideal. It will develop your reading comprehension, spelling and writing skills to prepare you for the next steps in employment and/or for further study.

Available Courses
Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: Various
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Thursday
Time(s): 9:15am - 11:15am
Length: 30 weeks
Apply online Fee notes: Courses are offered in Morning sessions from 9:15-11:15, afternoon sessions from 12:30-2:30 and evening sessions from 6:30-8:30 across Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Course Information

Entry requirements

This course is for adults only (19+). You do not need any qualifications to start this course, and the course is free of charge to those eligible for funding and who have a minimum Level 1 ability in spoken English. You will be asked to attend an informal interview and assessment in Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening to help determine your existing skill level.

Please note that the focus of this course is to develop the language skills of people who speak English as their first/home language. If English is not your first language, please refer to our ESOL courses.

Course content

You will study:

  • Reading (language techniques & types of text)
  • Punctuation
  • Comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Writing (formal & informal)
Additional Information

Please note that if you wish to apply for this course, you will need to complete an online application. You will then be contacted by the Customer Services Team for an interview and assessment.

You can enrol in either September or January and will need to attend college for a minimum of two hours per week during the morning, afternoon or evening. Initial assessments (placement interviews) take place throughout the year.

All of our adult English and Maths courses have a non-refundable resource fee of £30 which is payable on enrolment. This covers all course resource costs and learners will receive a complimentary revision guide as part of the course.

Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

Find out more

Unemployed offer

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.


Part-time Fee Flow Chart

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol on one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not:

Find out more

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.