Functional skills

Functional skills offer FREE courses for anyone wishing to improve their maths and English skills.

Functional Skills qualifications support the development of practical skills in English and Maths and are designed to help learners gain the most out of work, education and everyday life. There is a strong focus on explanation and problem-solving. You can develop your skills from Entry Level up to Level 2. 

They can help you to:

  • update your skills for work
  • improve your qualifications for college or further learning
  • help your children with their homework
  • or simply help you to improve your English and maths skills

Non accredited programme

As in introduction to our programmes, we offer a four week course to prepare you for progression onto our accredited programmes. These will help you increase your confidence to achieve this national qualification.

Accredited programmes currently on offer are:

Maths

Entry,1,2 3, Level 1 and Level 2

A recognised qualification to show skills in using maths to problem solve

Topics include - basic calculating strategies, fractions, decimals and percentages, using graphs, working with measures and shapes.

English

Entry 1,2, 3, Level 1 and Level 2

A recognised qualification to show skills in using reading, writing, speaking & listening.

 

Topics include - spelling, punctuation, grammar and vocabulary, as well as developing your reading and writing skills. 


Timetable of Classes for week commencing Monday 16th September 2019

Please see below timetable for actual date.

Please contact james.sandford@doncaster.gov.uk for further details.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Town Centre

Central Family Hub

Functional Skills Maths

0930 - 1130

16th September 2019

 Town Centre

Central Library

ESOL

0930 - 1230

17th September 2019

 Stainforth

Family Hub

Functional Skills English

0930 - 1130

18th September 2019

Hexthorpe

Hexthorpe Primary School

Functional Skills English

0900 - 1100

19th September 2019

Stainforth 

Family Hub

Functional Skills Maths

0930 - 1130

20th September 2019

Balby

Woodfield Primary School

Functional Skills - English

0900 - 1100

16th September 2019

Town Centre

Central Family Hub

Functional Skills English

0930 - 1130

17th September 2019

Conisbrough

Rowena Academy

Functional Skills English

0900 - 1100

18th September 2019

Town Centre

Central Library

ESOL

0930 - 1145

19th September 2019

Armthorpe 

Family Hub

Functional Skills English

1230 - 1430

20th September 2019

Town Centre

Central Family Hub

Functional Skills Maths

1230 - 1430

16th September 2019

Conisborough

Rowena Academy

Functional Skills Maths

0900-1100

Starts: 18th Sep

Balby

Woodfield Primary School

Functional Skills - Maths

0900 - 1100

25th September 2019

Wheatley

Wheatley Family Hub

English

1300 – 1500

Start date: 19th Sep

Town Centre

Central Family Hub

Conversational English

1300 - 1500

20th September 2019

   

 

 

Wheatley

Park Primary School

ESOL

1315 - 1500

19th September 2019

 

 

Town Centre

Central Family Hub

Functional Skills English

1300 - 1500 

16th September 2019

Town Centre

Central Family Hub

Functional Skills English

1300 - 1500

17th September 201


 

Town Centre 

Quaker Meeting House

ESOL

1400 - 1600

19th September 2019

 

 

 

 

Town Centre

Quaker Meeting House

ESOL

1400 - 1600

17th September 2019

Bentley MyPlace

Functional Skills

Maths & English

1800 - 2000

2nd October 2019

 Mexborough

Family Hub

Functional Skills English

1300 – 1500

Starts: 26th Sep

 
     

Bentley MyPlace

Functional Skills

English

1800 - 2000

TBC

 


Individual programme of study

Following an initial assessment, your tutor will create an individual programme of study tailored to your needs, providing regular support and feedback to help you realise your goals.

Whatever level you start at our courses are designed to allow you to progress at your own pace. So if you simply need to brush up your skills or need more intensive support before taking a qualification we can accommodate this on a timescale that is appropriate to you.

Contact

For further information or to find out where your local course is running:

Please also use this number if you would like to be involved in setting up a Skills for Life project in your area.

Cost

The government recognises the national importance of Skills for Life and so therefore there is no cost to the learner.

Last updated: 21 October 2019 15:11:36