Functional Skills English Level 1

About the course
If you are a member of the Royal Artillery, then our Functional Skills English Level 1 is a requirement of your Level 2 apprenticeship. If you are a veteran or a dependant, then our Level 1 course is a great course for you to start developing your English skills.

This course equips you with the skills you need to operate confidently, effectively and independently; whether that be at work, or in your everyday life.

The Level 1 Award is a nationally recognised civilian qualification, and the level is equivalent to GCSE grades D - G. By achieving your Functional Skills English Level 1 you will:

  • Increase your chances of promotion
  • Improve your job prospects for future employment
  • Extend your knowledge

This course will develop and improve your skills in:

  • Reading – you will read and understand a range of texts.
  • Writing – you will write a range of texts to communicate information, ideas and opinions using formats and styles suitable for their purpose and audience.
  • Speaking, Listening and Communication – you will take full part in formal and informal discussions and exchanges that include unfamiliar subjects.

How long is the course?
Five days classroom study.

Free to those on an RA apprenticeship or £100 for veterans and dependants.

You will undertake a formal assessment, that will be marked externally, as well as being assessed by your tutor through written, online and practical tasks.

Where do I study?
You will either study at Larkhill whilst you are in 24 Bty, or at your regiment’s/nearest RACPD Learning Centre.

If you're studying in 24 Bty the course will be delivered over five days and it will be timetabled for you during your time there.

If studied at a RACPD Learning Centre, then your tutor will develop a programme that matches your needs over a 1-2 week period with additional self-study as required. See our search by courses page for courses in your area.

What's next
Functional Skills English Level 2

Other details
The course fee includes one free resit. After that, any additional resits cost £15 each for non-apprenticeship learners.

If you are in 24 Bty, you will be offered the qualification as part of your apprenticeship otherwise, for more information or to book yourself onto a course, please see your PD Advisor or Learning Centre Manager. Details of your regiment’s/nearest Learning Centre can be found here.