Lewisham Council - Adult education course details


English – Level 1 - Introduction to Functional Skills (ENG05)

This course is an introduction to reading, writing speaking and listening at level one of the adult Literacy core curriculum. Learners will understand how to read a variety of texts, plan and draft writing. As well as developing effective speaking and listening skills to take part in group discussions on a range of topics.
Brockley Rise Centre
Brockley Rise
Crofton Park
Se23 1pr
17 September 2018

10 December 2018

Number of weeks

Day of the week:
Various days including evenings

To enrol call 020 8314 6959 Monday to Thursday 10am–4pm. More ways to enrol
What prior knowledge, experience and qualifications will I need?
Reading and writing skills at entry level 3.There will be a pre-course assessment.
Learning Goals:
Speaking, listening and communication - participate in discussions on familiar topics. Read and understand a range of familiar types of text. Write different types of text to communicate information appropriate for purpose and audience. Agree a personal literacy goal with your tutor.
What teaching methods will the tutor use?
Co-operative, inquiry based learning with tutor as a facilitator.
What assessment methods will the tutor use?
The tutor will assess your skills at the start and the end of the course to evidence your progress.
Will extra work be required outside the class times?
Completing homework will aid progress.
What materials will I need for the course and how much will they cost?
Pens, lined paper, ring binder – all widely available at affordable prices.
What do I need to bring to the first class?
Pen and paper.
Options when finished
You can continue your learning with an English Functional Skills qualification at level 1.
Additional information
To enrol on this course, you must first book an appointment for a pre-course assessment. You will have an assessment of your English skills and an interview with one of our specialist English tutors to help identify the most suitable course for you. Please allow up to 2 hours for this appointment. Please bring any English certificates you have and bring proof of ID with you. We will check your eligibility and answer any further questions you may have.

For general enquiries and course availability information call 0208 314 3300. For more detailed information and guidance about the course:


Adult Learning Lewisham (ALL) – Curriculum Leader
Tel: 020 8314 3300