We offer Functional Skills from Entry 1 to Level 2.

With this course you can:

  • Get to the level which is right for you.
  • Use the English language/maths confidently.
  • Develop other skills that help you.
  • Get a nationally recognised qualification


Each student takes a placement test to check their level so we can find the right class for you.

We can offer classes in the mornings (Mon/Wed/Fri from 10-1) or evenings (Tues/Wed/Thurs 6.30-8.30).

The course is 6-8 weeks long for each level.

You will have an exam at the end.

You can get this course free if:

1. You are a UK/EU/EEA citizen or lived legally in the UK/EU/EEA for the last 3 years.

Documents to show:

Passport/Visa or National ID card

2. You have a National Insurance Number (NINO)

Documents to show:

NINO letter or card/ Payslip

3. You have a UK address.

Documents to show:

Utility bill, Council Tax letter, Bank statement (Not mobile phone bill)


4. You are aged 19 or more on the previous 31st August

Documents to show:

Passport/Visa or National ID card

If you are not able to show this you can still do the course, but you will have to pay for it. 

The course fee is £70 per week

This is English that is designed to help with business or some types of job and looks at language and vocabulary for those jobs.

Available from Beginner to Advanced level (CEFR A1 to C2).

Hours and timing are arranged at request and subject to availability.

If you want to enter a medical or legal profession and need proof of your English, IELTS preparation might be better for you (see below).

Fees: £25 per hour

Level: Available from Intermediate to Advanced level (CEFR B1 to C2).

This course is for people who need to evidence or improve their English in order to get into university or certain professions (e.g. nursing).

It is currently offered on a 1-1 basisThis course is tailored to individual need based upon an initial assessment.

Fees: £25 per hour

IELTS Test Fee:  around £170 depending on the provider. (not payable to NLET)

Different words used for English levels can be confusing. Here is what they mean:

CEFR level A1 = Entry 1

I can use English at a basic level, e.g. to introduce myself and ask simple questions

CEFR level A2 = Entry 2

I can use English to talk about everyday things I know well.

CEFR level B1 = Entry 3 = IELTS band 4-5

I can use English ok in most situations but might find new situations difficult.

CEFR level B2 = Level 1= IELTS band 5.5 - 6.5

I can use English confidently in most situations without problems. I might not understand more subtle things in English.

CEFR level C1 = Level 2= IELTS band 7-8

I can use English confidently in most situations without problems. I understand most subtle things in English.



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New London Educational Trust (NLET)

Sceptre House, 75-81 Staines Road

Hounslow, London, TW3 3HW

United Kingdom


Tel: +44 (0)20 8570 7766

Email: admin@nletrust.org 

New London Educational Trust is a registered charity (Charity No. 1142105) and a company limited by guarantee

(Registered in England No. 06922966)

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