Course description

Are your English skills holding you back?  You are not alone: many adults in the UK need to work on their English to be able to get into education or find work. If you don’t yet have any qualifications in English and know that you need to improve your skills, you could apply for our Functional Skills English course at Entry Level 3.

If you keep finding your English skills are stopping you from moving forward, this course is a great starting point to improve your skills and confidence to work your way up to a higher level! 

What can this course lead to?

From Entry Level 3 Functional Skills you can progress onto Level 1 Functional Skills English. Your English will also then be at a level which means you can successfully access our short courses in different subjects.

Want to learn more?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Open Events.


Northern College, Yorkshire

Course session dates

Session dates for 6 March 2023 - 28 March 2023

  • Monday 06 Mar 2023 to Tuesday 07 Mar 2023
  • Monday 13 Mar 2023 to Tuesday 14 Mar 2023
  • Monday 20 Mar 2023 to Tuesday 21 Mar 2023
  • Monday 27 Mar 2023 to Tuesday 28 Mar 2023

Session dates for 9 January 2023 - 31 January 2023

  • Monday 09 Jan 2023 to Tuesday 10 Jan 2023
  • Monday 16 Jan 2023 to Tuesday 17 Jan 2023
  • Monday 23 Jan 2023 to Tuesday 24 Jan 2023
  • Monday 30 Jan 2023 to Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

Course fees and funding support


* This course is fully funded for eligible students.

If you are not eligible, the cost of the course is £0.00. If you choose to stay residentially, and you are not eligible via the residential funding assessment, there will be an additional fee to pay. The vast majority of students are eligible to study and stay residentially for free and we will confirm when you apply.