Step Up to Functional Skills and Interviews

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Course Description

  • Do you have level 1 English and Maths?

  • Do you want to push your English, Math and ICT skills further?

  • Do you want to improve your study skills?

  • Are you a practical learner?

  • Do you find it difficult to commit to a year-long course?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, this course is for you!

There are three Step Up courses: each runs Wednesday to Friday for 10 weeks. The courses will test and improve your English and Maths. They will help you progress from level 1 towards level 2. You will also develop solid, practical ICT skills, pitched at level 1. You will increase your organisational skills, improve your problem-solving and develop resilience through projects. You will prepare for further study or work. Over the three courses, you will work out your strengths and weaknesses and develop a realistic plan for your personal development.


Course runs from 19 Apr 2017 to 30 Jun 2017


  • No formal qualification

  • You will achieve personal goals

  • You will receive advice about courses and careers

  • You will receive a course certificate

Entry Requirements

To join the course, you must be generally working at (English) Level 1 or have a Level 1 Functional Skills certificate. On this course, priority will be given to those who have completed previous Step Up courses.

Method of Assessment

On this course, your achievements will be assessed by individual learning plan (ILP), through a portfolio of work and successful completion of functional skills tests.


You could progress to 1 year courses at Hillcroft or other colleges, or aim for voluntary work or employment.


Your development will be assessed on a regular basis both informally and formally, and you will receive regular feedback from your tutors. You will have the opportunity to catch up and ensure you are meeting everything required of you.

Help and Advice

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To Apply for a Course

Course Application and Support Forms:

To apply for this course you will need to complete the Application form for each course you wish to attend, there is space for up to 3 courses per form.

The Information Form only needs to be completed once each academic year, if you have not completed one for this year, you will need to complete this also.

You can either print the forms once completed, sign and return by post or email the forms direct to the college at

(You will be required to sign the forms when you attend the college)

Download the Course Application and Support Forms:

Hillcroft Student Application Form Hillcroft Student Information Form

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