Functional Skills


It is vitally important that you have the skills and abilities to be able to communicate effectively and use computers. The Functional Skills courses in English and IT help you acquire and develop through a well-structured programme to build your confidence and competence.
If you are 19 or over, our Functional Skills courses can help you develop the practical skills in English, Maths and IT that you need to live, study and work. You will learn to apply English and IT skills in real-life situations through reading, writing, speaking and listening tasks. The courses are run at our Hackney campus.
The courses are available across different levels, so you will be able to study at the level best suited to you.

Entry requirements

Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate learner or an advanced learner, we have courses at different levels from Entry Level to Level 2. There are no formal entry requirements, but before you enrol you will have a short test with one of our advisers or administrators to help decide what level is right for you.
If you have already completed a functional skills course and want to study for the next level, please bring your certificates with you when you come in for your test.
You can take another course at the College alongside functional skills. Remember to check the entry requirements for the other course as well.

When and where can I study?

Courses are run at our Mare Street campus. The classes are usually run during daytime.
Sessions run from Monday to Friday.

How to apply

You may need to take an assessment before you can enrol on the course so we can put you on the right level.

Register your interest for the course here