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Hertfordshire County Council

There's never been a better time to improve your English and Maths with one of our functional skills and Ascentis qualification courses.

Looking to refresh your English and Maths skills?

Didn’t achieve a GCSE A-C in English or Maths at school?

Not sure how to support your child with their homework?


There is a course for you, even if you haven't studied English or Maths before.

HAFLS offer qualification English and maths courses at a wide variety of levels.

 

Course details

Our fast track courses last 12 weeks. They will have a mixture of teaching and classwork, all delivered online in real time by qualified tutors.

  • Your teacher will be available to guide you through the course for at least 2 and a half hours a week.
  • You will be set work to complete outside of the lesson each week.
  • You will also have one to one sessions with a tutor to check your understanding and offer support, to help you succeed.

English functional skills

Functional Skills English courses will develop your confidence and skills in both personal and work-related communication including improving your spelling and grammar, composing different types of text (eg emails, letters and reports) and taking part in formal conversations and presentations.

There are three elements to the exam, reading, writing speaking and listening, and you must pass all three to gain the qualification.

Course dates
LevelDay and timeStart and end date

Entry level E2

Wednesdays 9:30am

23 September - 17 December 2020

Entry level E2/E3

Tuesdays 1:00pm

22 September - 17 December 2020

Entry Level E3

Mondays 9:30am

21 September - 15 December 2020

Level 1

Tuesdays 1:00pm

Wednesdays 9:30am

22 September - 16 December 2020

23 September - 17 December 2020

Level 2

Mondays 9:30am

21 September - 15 December 2020

You will find out which level is right for you at your initial assessment.

English for work

This course will help you brush up your English and start to prepare you for the English needed in work.  You will have a chance to gain an ASCENTIS qualification in grammar and punctuation, necessary for completing forms, writing emails and letters.  You may also cover areas such as letters, CV writing, report writing and interview skills.

Course dates
LevelDay and timeStart and end date

Entry level E2/E3

Mondays 1:00pm

Tuesdays 9:30am

21 September - 14 December 2020

22 September - 15 December 2020

Level 1/2

Wednesdays 9:30am

Thursdays 9:30am

23 September - 16 December 2020

24 September - 17 December 2020

You will find out which level is right for you at your initial assessment.

Maths functional skills

Functional Skills maths classes cover the skills for everyday tasks, or those required at work. These skills include measuring distances, calculating areas for home decoration and improvement, calculating cooking times for recipes, understanding payslips and work rotas.

Course dates
LevelDay and timeStart and end date

Entry level E2/E3

Mondays 1:00pm

21 September - 16 December 2020

Level 1

Mondays 9:30am

Mondays 1:00pm

21 September - 16 December 2020

Level 1/2

Wednesdays 6:30pm

23 September - 17 December 2020

Level 2

Mondays 1:00pm

Tuesdays 1:00pm

21 September - 15 December 2020

22 September - 17 December 2020

You will find out which level is right for you at your initial assessment.

 

How to apply

We will assess your current level and discuss your individual learning needs, to ensure you're on the course that is right for you.

Following your assessment, we'll assign you a class, a teacher and a schedule.

Course requirements:

  • Over 19 years old
  • Regular attendance
  • High level of commitment.

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