Bridging the Gap for Level 2 - Blended Course


Who is this course for?

Are you currently working at Functional Skills Level 1?

Do you want to develop your English Skills further?

Would you like to work towards a nationally recognised Functional Skills Qualification?

Do you want to start developing your speaking, reading at writing skills at level 2?

If so then this course may be for you.


This course is for adults who are currently working at Level 1 and would like to progress onto a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification course in the future.  It offers the opportunity to begin developing speaking, reading and writing skills in English at Level 2 in preparation for a full Level 2 Functional Skills qualification.





Start Date

End Date


Tipton College, Tipton Thursday* 9.25am - 11.25am 05/11/2020 10/12/2020

*Blended courses are taught via a combination of classroom-based learning and online classes. 

Course Details


You will be encouraged to attend regularly.  You will be working to develop your skills in English to progress from Level 1 to Level 2.

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

  • Read a range of text types.

  • Be able to identify literary devices and their purpose.

  • Be able to identify bias.

  • Be able to infer information from texts.


Entry Requirements

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

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

  • Proof of immigration status

  • You will need to have a Level 1 Functional Skills qualification or currently be working at Level1.

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.

When you have completed this course you can progress onto the next stage of learning English. Our English courses progress all the way to Functional Skills Level 2 which is the same complexity as a GCSE English Qualification and is regarded as an equivalent Level 2 qualification with employers when looking for jobs. 


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 L2 skills.



All learning at Sandwell Adult and Family Learning (SAFL) 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 L2 Functional Skills course.


Costs and Fees?

There are no fees charged to you.

Your course fees are paid for through the West Midlands Combined Authority, which is government funding.

Equipment Required

 Writing paper and a pen


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