York College

This course is for those who have been out of education for some time and want to develop their skills and confidence, working towards an entry Level 3 or Level 1 qualification.

Entry Requirements

You do not need formal qualifications, but would be expected to have an assessment interview to place you on the correct level course.

Dates and Times

There are various dates and times available for this course. Please contact the InfoZone on (01904) 770770 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.

Course Content

You will have the opportunity to improve your:

  • Writing: spelling, grammar, punctuation and types of text
  • Reading skills: skimming, scanning and for detail
  • Speaking and listening/communication: discussions, presentations, following instructions

The courses are delivered by experienced tutors using a variety of interesting resources. Sessions are friendly and fun and allow you to work at your own pace.


A Functional Skills qualification in English.


Students can move on to the next level, Access or GCSEs. They can also use the skills developed to improve their chances of employment or to progress in their jobs.

Course Fees

For most people the course will be FREE as they are funded by the government. However, if you already have a GCSE grade C or above in this subject, are studying for a higher education qualification, or haven’t lived in the UK or EU for the past three years, there may be a fee.

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.

Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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