Our Functional Skills English courses are FREE for anyone who is a UK resident, 19+ and does not have a grade C/4+ in the subject.

The Functional Skills (FS) courses are short courses with 3 pathways: Entry 3/Level 1/Level 2. There is an initial assessment to identify your best FS route – it is possible to progress through the levels or start directly on Level 2.


  • Wednesday 13th September 2023
  • Wednesday 7th February 2024

Duration: 18 weeks (early exam option)

Study mode: part-time (evenings)

Next start date: Wednesday 13th September

Closing date: Sunday 27th August

Time: 6-9pm

Location: Reaseheath (PLC)

Entry requirements: none

Fee: £724 – funding may be available for this course

*Distance learning study options also available