There is a big push at Brooklands College to make sure all of our students gain English and maths at Level 2.
Make yourself more employable. From an employer’s perspective, basic literacy and numeracy rank among the top three most important factors in recruiting school and college leavers alongside your qualifications.
Without them you may struggle to even get an interview for a good job. We can help you to progress towards further study, training or employment.
The Government have made it a mandatory requirement that you must continue to develop your English and maths skills and work towards achieving a grade 9-4 at GCSE. We offer you the opportunity to improve your skills and help you achieve the qualifications in English and maths if you don’t already have them. Steering you on the right path, we develop your literacy and numeracy skills in our vocational courses and demonstrate how they are needed on a day-to-day basis in your chosen career.
When you start with us, we will assess the level at which you are working. You will be asked to complete a more detailed diagnostic assessment – this will help us identify your strengths and areas in which you need to improve.
Depending on the assessment, you will either go straight onto a GCSE programme or build up your skills first by studying qualifications in Functional Skills. The offer we make to you will be for a Study Programme in a vocational area with English and maths, maths or just the vocational subject. In order to achieve and complete, you will be required to attend all parts of your programme.
Familiarity with specific vocabulary and terminology used in your chosen vocational area will be embedded within your programme. The skills you develop will also assist you with daily challenges, such as choosing a mobile phone contract, working out which bank account best suits you, presenting yourself for jobs, understanding your democratic rights, passing your theory test and developing your awareness of social issues.
Your lecturers will support you in developing your spelling, punctuation and grammar, and will identify and explain any mistakes for you to correct.
You will need to demonstrate good levels of English and maths to progress into a job, Apprenticeship, Higher Education or further learning. Brooklands College will make sure that you continue to develop these skills and support you to achieve these vital qualifications.