The PRIZE of Taking Functional Skills Classes

In a previous post, we extensively talked about Functional Skills English for Adults as an effective way to ensure that you possess the required language skills for emigration to and employment in English-speaking countries such as the United Kingdom and United States, just to name a few. (If you have not seen it yet, you may access the post here.)

To recap, the Functional Skills course is a programme that equips learners with skills that are considered fundamental in working and day-to-day living. It focuses on practical knowledge, where the primary objective is for the learner to develop core skills and apply them in real-life situations.

For the Functional Skills English for Adults course in particular, the emphasis is on improving adults’ practical communication skills. Specifically, the series of sessions aims to target four core competencies: Speaking, Listening and Communication, Reading, and Writing.

Many students from different parts of the world have already joined and finished their Functional Skills English for Adults classes with us at Private English Class. We are very happy to know and make known that our former students have not only become successful in their chosen career paths, but they have also developed in them the confidence and knowledge they need to live abroad and socialise with colleagues, clients, and more.


If you still need a bit more convincing, here are a few more reasons why you should consider taking the course, too! This is the PRIZE of taking Functional Skills classes:



Taking Functional Skills classes helps to further develop your English writing, speaking, listening, and reading skills. While, of course, most ESL (English as a Second Language) learners already have the basics covered, Functional Skills classes are key to significantly improve the learner’s English level. As mentioned in our previous post, we are able to do this by engaging adult learners in different learning activities such as:

  • Writing letters and emails
  • Writing and understanding instructions
  • Revising (with focus on spelling, punctuation, and grammar)
  • Reading articles
  • Engaging in discussion on varied topics
  • Giving presentations



Another advantage of taking Functional Skills classes is the recognition that the learner receives upon completion of the course. Specifically, upon completion of the programme and after passing the examination, you will receive a certificate showing your achieved level. This certification showing your Functional Skills qualifications is, in fact, nationally recognised by companies, employers, universities, and more. Certainly, the Functional Skills recognition is something that would open doors, provide many opportunities, and help you stand out as an applicant or candidate in any chosen field.



When you complete the programme, you will find yourself more confident and independent in using the language, transacting with others, and expressing yourself to family, friends, colleagues, employers, and more. Unlike before where you may feel like you need regular assistance and consultation, taking and completing Functional Skills classes allow you to do things assertively, with little to no guidance.



As many of our students have felt from enroling in our Functional Skills classes, you may also feel the urge and eagerness to further study the language and take advanced English courses! Because the Functional Skills programme highlights practicality, most learners come out even more enthusiastic to learn, as it was instilled in them the importance and functionality of their newly developed skills.

Private English Class offers different courses for zealous learners! Check our available courses here.



To repeat a previously emphasised point, one of the most important requirements for employment in English speaking countries is the ability to use the English language clearly and effectively. Thus, when you take and finish the Functional Skills programme, it will give you the edge and advantage as opposed to your co-applicants, and you will likely impress your potential employer, too. In addition to this, these skills will also, of course, come in handy once hired. They will contribute greatly in your work performance, as well as in opportunities for socialisation among peers, supervisors, and colleagues.


Interested in this PRIZE? Take the course with us at Private English Class!

Reserve a spot now by sending us an email at office@privateenglishclass.co.uk. We will get back to your message as soon as possible.

You may also wish to send us a message here.

Our Functional Skills teachers and learners are looking forward to having you on board with us!

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