Functional Skills English Information Day Mansfield

  • When: 6 January 2020
  • Starting: 10:00
  • Ending: 12:30
  • Where: Futures Mansfield, 52-54 Westgate, Mansfield, NG18 1RR

About the Information Day

Whether you are looking to brush up on your skills, or gain the essential certificates needed to help secure employment, Futures can offer you the chance to increase your skills in both subjects using a range of learning and assessment methods to ensure you reach your full potential. Futures will work with you to design a bespoke maths or English programme to help tackle your areas for development based on a comprehensive assessment. We offer courses in both subjects from Entry Level 3 to Level 2 (GCSE Equivalent) which is widely recognised by employers and further education providers.

This information day will consist of:

  • A 30 minute presentation including an explanation of who we are, an overview of the qualifications and the course timetable.
  • A chance for you to visit our centre and see where all our courses take place.
  • The opportunity to ask any questions and gain professional Information, Advice and Guidance on your suitability for the course.
  • Short initial assessment in maths, English to ensure you are going onto the right level qualification.

This session is an opportunity for you to find out about the course and register your interest. It will last approximately 2 hours so please allow time for this, if you have any issues with timings please call to let us know and discuss this with you future.


About the course

Course start date: Monday 20th January 2019
Course duration: 15 days
Qualifications: City & Guilds certificate in maths or English at Level 2

Our English Functional Skills courses at all levels cover the following key topics:

  • Improving spelling skills.
  • Exploring the purpose of text.
  • Discussions leading to speaking and listening assessments.
  • Locating information, reading practice and skim, scan and detail reading techniques.
  • Improving spelling skills.
  • Focusing on sentence structure and learning how to plan and write creatively.
  • Everyone is welcome to come and attend this information day but please be aware this course will be of Level 2 candidates only. If you complete the assessments and come out at Entry Level 3 or Level 1 you will be booked onto the first available course for that level.


    Meet the trainer

    We have many trainers for function skills, here is one of your maths specialists;

    Tim Hargreaves

    Pre-Employment Coach

    I’ve been in education in various roles for over 17 years but have only been here at Futures for a little over 18 months. I love the team here and the camaraderie, I work in a small group of tutors who all bounce off of each other, it’s what makes this place as good as it is!
    I’ve taught some great people here at the Hub and I get my biggest kick in teaching from those ‘penny drop’ moments when someone gets it, particularly in maths where people may have struggled in the past.
    Outside of work I love spending time with my 3 kids and the odd game of badminton with friends.



    Who Can Attend

    You can attend this course if you:

    • Are aged 19 years old or over (must have turned 19 by 31st August 2019)
    • Have lived in the UK or a European Union (EU) / European Economic Area (EEA) Member state for three years or more or be a British / EU Citizen, or Individuals or Asylum Seekers with certain types of immigration status *
    • Are actively seeking employment and claiming an unemployment benefit of either: Universal Credit, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance (WRAG) or Income Support **
    • OR Must be earning under £16,009.50 annual gross salary and be able to commit to the course.

    *Please note this list is not exclusive. Please contact us for further details on eligibility criteria.

    ** Other state benefits may be accepted, please contact us for further information


    Book your place

    1. Call 0115 941 2027
    2. Speak to your Job Centre Plus Work Coach
    3. Email referral@futuresforbusiness.com