study skills; assessing


English skills are essential to work and everyday life. Many employers look for strong communication skills across all sectors and industries and if you are applying for a job one of the first things they will look at it is your qualification and grade in English. In fact, if your application has spelling or grammatical errors it is likely to go to bottom of the pile or even the bin!

At Preston’s College you can build your English skills with our short functional skills courses and work towards studying the GCSE in English. Functional English courses start throughout the year and last for around 12 weeks. GCSE English is a one year course and starts every September. For more information on the qualifications please use the course links below.

Name Study Level Category Duration
English Functional Skills Adults English
GCSE English Adults English 35 weeks
Introduction to Creative Writing Adults Art & Design 10 weeks