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English - Free Functional Skills Courses for 19+

Course information

FREE English courses!
The City of Liverpool College offers free functional skills courses in English to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to progress into education or get the job you want. Even if you just want to help your children with their homework or manage your household budget, this free course can equip you with the practical skills needed. There is a choice of courses on offer with nationally recognised qualifications. With a number of Higher Educational establishments now accepting Functional Skills for progression onto a degree programme, these courses can offer a real alternative to GCSE's for students who are 19+. (Although, please check with your chosen University first as many still require GCSE.) These courses are offered at various times throughout the year, at a number of the college centres including Clarence Street (L3 5TP), Vauxhall Road (L3 6BN) or Duke Street (L1 5BG) dependent on availability.
For further information, please call the College Information Line on 0151 252 3000 or apply online at


Level 1 or Level 2 qualifications.

This course leads to...

The course can lead to a range of Level 1 and Level 2 courses.

Entry Requirements

These will depend on the level of course you want to take.

Students will be expected to undertake an assessment to determine their level of study.

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Further Information...

Need more information or can’t find the course you’re looking for? We can book you in to speak with our dedicated Advice & Guidance team about your options at The City of Liverpool College. With hundreds of courses and flexible learning, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.

You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 162211

Course Year: 20/21

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £18,135 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

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