Adult Learning

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London Vocational College

English

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop their skills in English to help them gain the most from work, education and everyday 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

Functional skills qualifications are recommended for learners over the age of 14. The qualification is suitable for delivery in a wide range of learning environments and can be taken as a stand-alone qualification or as part of a wider programme of study such as an apprenticeship. 

Learners undertaking an apprenticeship will need to successfully complete functional skills as part of their programme alongside their standard or prove their exemption.

How long will it take to achieve this qualification?

This qualification can be achieved using a variety of teaching and learning methods including classroom-based delivery, distance or online learning and embedded learning, as long as the recommended learning hours are completed. 

The GLH for this qualification is 55 hours; however, teaching time depends largely on the mode of delivery and the individual learner’s needs.

Our Current Programme offer is:

English – Entry level 1,2 and 3

Entry Level

  • Function Skills in English at Entry Level 1 / Entry Level 2 / Entry Level 3
  • Guided Learning Hours: 55
  • Internally assessed

How is the qualification assessed?

To pass this qualification, the evidence that the learner presents for assessment needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the skill standards for the qualification.

This qualification includes three mandatory components:

  • Speaking, listening & communication This component is internally set and marked. Learners must complete two activities based on a discussion/ exchange with at least one other person. The total assessment time should not exceed 30 minutes.
  • Reading Learners must complete one written examination that is externally set and internally marked. Learners must answer two tasks to cover the skill standard. The assessment time is 45 minutes.
  • Writing Learners must complete one written examination that is externally set and internally marked. Learners must answer two tasks to cover the skill standard. The assessment time is 45 minutes.

Application Process

Applications for vacancies are completed by getting in touch with us either by phone on 0208 617 0065 or email aeb@londonvocationalcollege.com.

All applicants will need a pre-assessment or interview, review of prior qualifications and experience for suitability of the role.

English – Level 1

Level 1

  • Functional Skills in English at Level 1 and 2
  • Guided Learning Hours: 55
  • Externally assessed

How is the qualification assessed?

This qualification includes three mandatory components:

  • Speaking, listening & communication This component is internally assessed and learners must complete two assessed tasks:
  1. A discussion on an unfamiliar subject (20 minutes)
  2. A presentation on a familiar subject (10 minutes)
  • Reading Learners must complete one written examination that is set, marked and moderated by the awarding body. Learners must answer a series of questions using two texts based on real-life contexts. (1 hour)
  • Writing – Learners must complete one written examination that is set, marked and moderated by the awarding body. Learners must complete two writing tasks based on purposeful contexts. All tasks must be completed. (1 hour)

Application Process

Applications for vacancies are completed by getting in touch with us either by phone on 0208 617 0065 or email aeb@londonvocationalcollege.com .

All applicants will need a pre-assessment or interview, review of prior qualifications and experience for suitability of the role.

English - Level 2

Level 2 

  • Functional Skills in English at Level 1 and 2
  • Guided Learning Hours: 55
  • Externally assessed

How is the qualification assessed?

This qualification includes three mandatory components:

  • Speaking, listening & communication This component is internally assessed and learners must complete two assessed tasks:
  1. A discussion on an unfamiliar subject (20 minutes)
  2. A presentation on a familiar subject (10 minutes)
  • Reading Learners must complete one written examination that is set, marked and moderated by the awarding body. Learners must answer a series of questions using two texts based on real-life contexts. (1 hour)
  • Writing – Learners must complete one written examination that is set, marked and moderated by the awarding body. Learners must complete two writing tasks based on purposeful contexts. All tasks must be completed. (1 hour)

Application Process

Applications for vacancies are completed by getting in touch with us either by phone on 0208 617 0065 or email aeb@londonvocationalcollege.com respectively.

All applicants will need a pre-assessment or interview, review of prior qualifications and experience for suitability of the role.

Important Information

Entry Requirements

While there are specific requirements for each course in general the basic requirements for a programme is:

  • Currently, live in England    
  • Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study    
  • Must be aged 19+    
  • Must not be on an apprenticeship

More specific requirements if any will be discussed with you when you contact us.

Delivery Model And Duration

All programmes will be delivered using one of the following methods:

  • Face to face in a classroom
  • Online using MS Teams
  • Blended – a combination of face to face and online

The duration of programmes will also vary based on their level and type.  Typical durations are:

  • 0 to 6 months
Assessement

The nature of the assessment will vary based on the course you are doing and the level. In the main the methods of assessment will be:

  • Examinations 
Cost

A part of our response to Covid and to help get as many Londoners as possible back to work we at LVC have waived all costs for undertaking a course with us.

Progression

Our programmes are designed to support learners to the next step.  As a result, we are working hard with you to get you to either:

  • A job
  • An apprenticeship
  • A higher level programme

If you are already in work, we would like to see you progress by:

  • A promotion
  • A salary increases
  • A new job

Application Process

Applications for vacancies are completed by getting in touch with us either by phone on 0208 617 0065 or email aeb@londonvocationalcollege.com respectively. 

All applicants will need a pre-assessment or interview, review of prior qualifications and experience for suitability of the role.