Entry Requirements

Young people who show an interest in wanting to improve their English & Maths skills.

An interview with a member of staff from the Access to FE team plus a good reference from school/college is mandatory. Students will be expected to commit to the course and display good attendance & punctuality.

Who is the course for

Students who are interested in boosting their English, Maths and personal skills. Students who are unsure of what they want to do in the future.

Course Content

The course is made up of the following three strands:

  • Portfolio Work:

C&G Entry 3 Certificate in Personal & Social Skills

  • Functional Skills Maths & English
  • Work Placement
  • Non-qualification activities.

Enrichment & Trips There are a number of enrichment activities throughout the year including:

  • Enterprises
  • Community projects
  • Sporting activities
  • Trips (including: HOAC and a one week residential)

Study Methods

Lectures, practical, workshops and research.

How is the course assessed

Candidates have to collect a portfolio of evidence. Assessment consists of both performance and knowledge evidence. Performance evidence is through direct observation of the candidate, products or outcomes of the candidate’s work, such as items that have been produced or worked on.

Evidence can also take the form of witness statements, assessor observations or authenticated reports, records or photographs of the work or activity.

Candidates should be capable of combining the various features and techniques to be successful in the assessment.

Where the candidate’s knowledge and understanding (and the handling of contingency situations) is not apparent from performance evidence, it will be assessed by oral questioning and/or written questions and answers and practical demonstrations.

Functional Skills Maths & English will be assessed through exams.

More Information

For further information, please contact Clare Husbands – Course Team Leader 01895 853464 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 12 January 2018

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 03 September 2018

Starts: 03/09/2018

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00