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. 


Classes start the week commencing Monday 10th September 2018. 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

 Town Centre

Central Library

ESOL

0930 - 1230

Town Centre 

Doncaster Minster

ESOL

0930 - 1145

 

Hexthorpe

Primary School

Functional Skills English

0900 - 1100

 

Stainforth 

Family Hub

Functional Skills Maths

0930 - 1130

 

 Town Centre

Central Family Hub

Functional Skills Maths

1230 - 1430

 Conisbrough

Rowena Academy

Functional Skills Maths

0900 - 1100

 Stainforth

Family Hub

Functional Skills English

0930 - 1130

Town Centre

Central Library

ESOL

0930 - 1230

 

Armthorpe 

Family Hub

Functional Skills English

1230 - 1430

 

 Woodlands

Woodlands Library

Functional Skills English

1230 - 1430

 Askern

Family Hub

Functional Skills Maths

1200 -1400

Conisbrough

Rowena Academy

Functional Skills English

0900 - 1100

 

Town Centre

Doncaster Minster

ESOL

1300 - 1500

 

Town Centre

Central Family Hub

Conversational English

1300 - 1500

 

 

 Town Centre

Central Family Hub

Functional Skills English

0930 - 1130

Edlington

Family Hub/Hilltop Centre

Functional Skills English

1300 - 1500

 

Town Centre

Central Family Hub 

Functional Skills English

0930 - 1130

 

 
 

 Town Centre 

Doncaster Minster

ESOL

1300 - 1500

Woodlands

Woodland's Library

Functional Skills Maths

1230 - 1430

 

   
 

 Town Centre 

Central Family Hub

Functional Skills English

1300 - 1500

Wheatley

Park Primary School

ESOL

1315 - 1500

 

   
         
         
         


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: 22 January 2019 14:31:56