English Level 1

Introduction

The qualification will equip learners with the functional skills for day to day life, education and work. The aim of this qualification is to give learners the opportunity to develop an understanding of Functional Skill English at Level 1, develop their skills and competences in English, achieve a nationally recognised qualification, prepare for employment and progress to further study.

Our Aim

Speaking

At level 1, student will learn to:

  • Identify relevant information and lines of argument in explanations and presentations
  • Make request and ask relevant questions to obtain specific information in different contexts
  • Respond effectively to detailed questions
  • Communicated information, ideas and opinions clearly and accurately on range of topics
  • Express opinions and arguments and support them with evidence
  • Follow and understand discussions and make contributions relevant to the situation and the subject
  • Use appropriate phrase, register and adapt contribution to take account of audience, purpose and medium
  • Respect the turn-taking rights of others during discussions, using appropriate language for interjection

Writing

At level 1, student will learn to:

  • Use a range of punctuation correctly (e.g. full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, commas, possessive apostrophes)
  • Use correct grammar (e.g. subject-verb agreement, consistent use of different tenses, definite and indefinite articles)
  • Spell words used most often in work, study and daily life, including specialist words
  • Communicate information, ideas and opinions clearly, coherently and accurately
  • Write text of an appropriate level of detail and of appropriate length (including where this is specified) to meet the needs of purpose and audience
  • Use format, structure and language appropriate for audience and purpose
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name

Reading

At level 1, student will learn to:

  • Identify relevant information and lines of argument in explanations and presentations
  • Make request and ask relevant questions to obtain specific information in different contexts
  • Respond effectively to detailed questions
  • Communicated information, ideas and opinions clearly and accurately on range of topics
  • Express opinions and arguments and support them with evidence
  • Follow and understand discussions and make contributions relevant to the situation and the subject
  • Use appropriate phrase, register and adapt contribution to take account of audience, purpose and medium
  • Respect the turn-taking rights of others during discussions, using appropriate language for interjection
  • Important Information
  • The training venue should be quiet and undisturbed.
  • Staff should not be expected to be on duty.

There was a time when I would never have considered being a project manager, but I’m not far behind that now.

Charlie Chandler

Degree Apprentice

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