Course Overview

The Functional Skills English qualification will equip you with the basic practical skills required in everyday life, education and the workplace. The course will run at Forster College - part of Bradford College.


You will learn in a group and develop the transferable skills you will need to be successful.


Course Structure

The course includes three assessments:


  • Writing (one hour assessment)
  • Reading (one hour assessment)
  • Speaking and Listening – to be observed in two class discussions.


All of the above have to be passed to achieve the full qualification. The sessions are three hours per week for 21 weeks.


Completion of the course will Improve your English skills will make you more confident, and as you progress through the levels you will be building on your skills to enable you to use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.


Progression routes are available to higher level English qualifications.



Entry Requirements

Acceptance onto the course is by assessment. You will need to bring evidence of your prior attainment. Please ring Forster College to arrange an assessment.



To apply contact Forster College, or pop in and see us at Reception.


Fourth Floor, City Training Services, 39/41 Chapel Street, Bradford, BD1 5BY


Call 01274 765272 

Email [email protected] 


This course is free for all learners subject to ESFA funding rules.


Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].