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Functional Skills - English L1

Functional English - this is the first step to gaining a qualification in reading and writing. Suitable for all adults who don't currently have any qualifications. Please note that this course isn't suitable for those who want to learn to speak English, please see our ESOL section.

4791

Availability  This course is available for enrolment.  3places

11 Jan 2024 (Spring)

11 weeks

Thu 09:30-14:30


Parish Offices  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

free 

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Functional Skills English - Entry 3

Functional English - this is the first step to gaining a qualification in reading and writing. Suitable for all adults who don't currently have any qualifications. Please note that this course isn't suitable for those who want to learn to speak English, please see our ESOL section.

4790

Availability  This course is available for enrolment.  10places

11 Jan 2024 (Spring)

11 weeks

Thu 09:30-14:30


Voluntary Action Swindon  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

free 

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4857

Availability  This course is available for enrolment.  10places

21 Feb 2024 (Spring)

18 weeks

Wed 10:00-13:30


Voluntary Action Swindon  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

free 

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Get ready for Functional Skills English

This course is for anyone preparing to take their first formal Functional Skills English exams. You are required to speak good conversational English to join this course if you are an ESOL learner. A skills assessment is required prior to enrolling.

4858

Availability  This course is available for enrolment.  10places

26 Feb 2024 (Spring)

17 weeks

Mon 12:00-14:30


Civic Offices  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

free 

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Getting started with English (reading and writing for adults)

This course is for adults who want to learn to read and write or have few skills and want to improve.

4726

Availability  This course is available for enrolment.  6places

03 Nov 2023 (Autumn)

15 weeks

Fri 12:30-15:00


Civic Offices  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

free 

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Our adult community learning service provides more than 100 free courses, enrolling over 750 eligible learners, in 40 locations a year.

We offer opportunities for residents to gain new skills in subjects like health and wellbeing, maths, english and IT, or to help them prepare to return to work.

What should I do next?

You may want to enrol on a course to help you return to work or improve your skills. Perhaps you want to gain some confidence or maybe you just want to be able to help your child with maths and english.

We can offer you impartial advice about getting back into learning. We can also provide information about all learning opportunities across Swindon including the local colleges and other training providers. We can help you find the right next step.

You can also contact the National Careers Service, who offer impartial advice on careers, skills and the labour market in England.

Volunteering opportunities

The Adult Community Learning Team are keen to recruit local residents as volunteers to help our tutors and learners within the classroom and learning groups. To get involved or to find out more, contact us using the details below.