Bridging the Gap for Level 1


 Course Details

This course is for adults who are currently working at E3 and would like to progress onto a Level 1 Functional Skills qualification course in the future.  It offers the opportunity to begin developing speaking, reading and writing skills in English at Level 1 in preparation for a full L1 Functional Skills qualification.

You will be encouraged to attend regularly.  You will be working to develop your skills in English to progress from E3 to L1.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Read and write a range of text types.

  • Use accurate grammar and punctuation in writing.

  • Personal targets will also be agreed.


Entry Requirements

           You will need to provide evidence that you have any of the following:

  • Been a resident of the UK for the past three years.

  • Proof of immigration status

  • You will need to have an E3 Functional Skills qualification or currently be working at E3.

  • You will need to complete an assessment before you join the course and advice will be given as to the suitability of the course for you.You must be committed to attending regularly and completing home study.






Start Date

End Date


Ron Davis Centre Monday 9.30am - 12pm 13/05/2019 08/07/2019 *Call the Centre
Tipton College Monday 12.30pm - 3pm 08/05/2019 03/07/2019 *Call the Centre


The benefits of this course

Learning in a supportive environment, away from the demands of normal life, where professional teaching, differentiated for individual need, will support understanding, progression and individual achievement.  This class will enable you to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of English enabling you to develop a foundation of L1 skills. 



All learning is supportive and safe and where professional teaching is individualised to the requirements of each learner. Learning support will be provided by the tutor. You will be taught in a classroom situation with one to one, pairs and small group work, discussion and themed activities. Full participation will require you to find some time to complete homework, which will be marked and commented on by the tutor with guidance to help you to know how to improve.


How will progress be monitored and assessed?

Your individual learning goals will be agreed at the beginning of the course and recorded on your individual learning plan.  The ILP will be used throughout the course to assess your progress.  Progression will be monitored through assessment via observation of practical activities, marking of completed work and through group discussion.  The tutor will assess your learning during the sessions and will provide you with individual feedback.  You will be asked to provide feedback of your learning experience via a questionnaire.



A Sandwell adult and family learning (SAFL) certificate will be awarded to you at the end of the course, when you have achieved your learning outcomes.


After completing this course?

This course can provide progression onto a L1 Functional Skills course.


Are there any additional costs?

There are no fees charged to you. Your course fees are paid for through the Educational Skills Funding Agency, which is government funding.


Equipment Required

 Writing paper and a pen


The course runs for 8 weeks at 2.5 hours per lesson.