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Award in Functional Skills English

This course is designed for anyone who wants to improve their English skills for either the workplace or further study. You will cover a variety of topics designed to help you improve your understanding of different texts and improve your spelling, punctuation and grammar to enable you to write confidently and effectively in a range of situations such as emails, letters and reports. You will also work on communication skills which are a vital transferable skill for the workplace.

You can choose to study your course in-person at our campuses in North Devon or Tiverton, or online.

We are able to provide inclusive, differentiated and challenging resources and flexible classes to meet the needs of our learners.

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Select from the start date/s below…

Apr 2023 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB620A (2022)
Level : Level 2
Duration : 10 Weeks

Cost : £461

North Devon campus Apply
Apr 2023 : Tiverton : Part-time
Course Code : PTT301 (2022)
Level : Level 2
Duration : 10 Weeks

Cost : £461

Tiverton campus Apply

Course details


There are three assessed elements: a reading exam, a writing exam and speaking and listening assessment which consists of a presentation and a discussion.


Level 2 Functional Skills is a requirement in many areas of employment, further and higher education.

Facilities and resources

Access to the internet and a personal computer are essential.


Q: Is there any funding available to help pay for my course?

A: Many of our courses are free to attend (subject to eligibility). If you do not have a Level 2 qualification in English the course will be free. We will carry out a fee assessment when you enrolment to establish if you meet this criteria.

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Starting Date : 17/04/2023
Course Code : PTB620A (2022) North Devon campus, Tiverton campus Apply
Starting Date : 17/04/2023
Course Code : PTT301 (2022) North Devon campus, Tiverton campus Apply

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Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.