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Are you aged 19+ and interested in studying English?

Then join us at Rochdale Training for our courses starting June 2024!

Our Functional Skills course has been developed to help gain essential skills in English. As nationally recognised alternatives to GCSEs, this course focuses on developing practical and functional English skills which can be applied to everyday life both at work and at home. Functional Skills are fundamental, applied skills in English which help people gain the most from life, learning, and work. This training is available for both individuals in work and those looking for work.

Each of our courses follows a scheme of learning covering each topic in detail, with structured professional delivery. This will enable the learner to develop to their full potential and beyond.

Before the start of the course, you will need to complete an initial assessment to establish the level you are currently working at and identify the most appropriate starting level. This will help your tutor assess your individual needs and ensure that you will have the correct support.

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Courses Available:

  • Functional Skills English Level 1
  • Functional Skills English Level 2


  • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification
  • Develop knowledge to progress into your chosen career
  • Support from the tutors and mentor at Rochdale Training
  • Benefits will not be affected

Entry Requirements: 

  • Candidates must be 19+
  • Candidates must be a resident of Bury, Oldham, Rochdale or Tameside
  • You must be committed for the full duration of the course
  • Not already enrolled on any other funded course


  • Between 8 and 20-week courses (depending on your starting point)
  • Classroom delivery at Rochdale Training
  • All resources provided
  • Ongoing constructive feedback
  • Dedicated Functional Skills support
  • Specific exam preparation


Upon completion of this course, candidates will be supported to apply for other training opportunities which could include Apprenticeships.


How to Apply: Contact Lauren Cummins on 01706 631 417 or

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