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Functional Skills English Level 2 Inc. Online Exam

Savings End

Tuesday 11th of October

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10 units
55 guided
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Functional Skills English Level 2 Inc. Online Exam

This Course at a Glance

Enhance your reading, writing, and communication skills
Achieve the equivalent of a GCSE grade C/4
Meet university entry requirements
Study the course online from home
12 months to complete the course
Online exam included
 

About Your Course

Studying English is not just a way to boost your academic path, it is also a subject that will enhance the skills you use on a day-to-day basis. Our Functional Skills English course is designed to boost these techniques so that you can navigate your daily and working life in a confident manner.
 
This Functional Skills course is a Level 2 qualification and the equivalent of a grade C/4 at GCSE level. Many universities accept Functional Skills as part of their entry requirements, while plenty of entry-level jobs will favour applicants with this qualification.
 
If you are looking to kickstart a new career path, or you want to gain more confidence in your reading and writing ability, then Functional Skills Level 2 English is the ideal route to take. What’s more, you can complete the course online and from the comfort of your own home.
 
You will not be restricted by in-person classroom learning and can fit your study schedule around your existing commitments. Our Functional Skills English course explores the fundamental skills involved in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and communicating.
 
Our online course has been devised by qualified subject specialists, and thanks to our industry-leading learning platform, you can study at a pace that suits you and your lifestyle.

 

Getting Started

The Functional Skills Level 2 English course is certified by NCFE and delivered by learndirect, the UK’s leading online learning provider. As a business, we have helped more than 4 million learners gain the qualifications they need to get them on their chosen career path.
 
By studying with us, you will benefit from the advantages of distance learning, as well as gain access to all online tutorials, activity sheets and fact sheets for 12 months. You will also be able to email an experienced tutor for guidance and book in two one-hour tutorials with them via a virtual classroom.
 
Also included in your package is the online exam, which you can take from home. You will be given a mock exam to complete, which will be marked by your tutor who will provide feedback to get you prepared for your exam.
 
You have two years to achieve your Functional Skills Level 2 qualification, but learners can complete the course in less than a year if they choose to! It all depends on your learning style and pace. Upon successful completion, you will achieve an NCFE certified Functional Skills English Level 2 qualification.
+ Free Upgrade Self-Paced Online Learning With Tutor Support Self-Paced Online Learning With Tutor Support PLUS On-Demand & Live Classes
Access your course materials immediately
Tutor support via our market-leading platform
Study around existing commitments
Progress as quickly as you’d like
Tailored individual learning plan to help you succeed
Engaging content; from videos to interactive quizzes
Industry-leading 5 days marking turnaround
Live class scheduled between 10 am to 8 pm daily (including weekends)  
Access to our video library of previous lectures available on-demand  
Interact with your tutors directly during your class  
Network with like-minded students via our chat functionality  
Take live classes multiple times or access recordings as you like  

Modules

Functional Skills English Level 2 contains the following units:
 
Reading – This module looks at reading for information, including looking at biased pieces of work and will help you to work out how much the opinions of certain authors can be trusted. It also looks at the different types of layout features and how these can impact the reader. All the reading skills that you will look at will be tested in quizzes at the end of each section, ensuring that you are ready to sit your final exam
 
Writing – This module looks at the best way to write certain pieces. This may include letters, newspaper articles, emails, and blogs amongst others. This area will also test your spelling, punctuation, and grammar skills, ensuring that you are ready to sit your final exam
 
Speaking, Listening and Communicating – An important element of the English programme is the speaking, listening, and communicating (SLC) module. This module will help to prepare you for your own SLC exam by showing you the best ways to prepare and giving you examples of the correct way to use various SLC skills on a daily basis. SLC is assessed in small groups

Entry Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for our Functional Skills English course. All you need for your learning is access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection. For your online exam, you can access the exam from home.
 

Equipment Requirements:

For you to sit a remotely invigilated assessment, you’ll need the following equipment/environment:
 
Laptop/desktop with webcam and microphone (Microsoft Windows or a Mac, Chromebooks cannot be used)
Stable Wi-Fi connection
Smartphone or tablet (Apple iOS 8.0/Android 4.1 or higher)
Suitable test environment (quiet room with no distractions)
 
Your laptop/desktop will run the assessment software and your smartphone or tablet will be used to record you and the assessment. The assessment itself cannot be sat on a smartphone or tablet.
 

Laptop/desktop requirements:

You’ll need to have access to a laptop/desktop that has the following set up:
 
A stable internet connection. Tethering via a mobile phone is not supported, and neither are Chromebooks
Wi-Fi connection – you should be positioned where the signal is strongest
Web browser – you’ll need the latest version of Google Chrome
Webcam required – maximum resolution of 1280 x 720
Microphone required
Audio required
If possible, turn off any updates on devices
Ensure that your laptop/desktop is plugged in for the duration of the assessment
 
Note: Attempting to use a laptop or device that is intended for work purposes may have restricted access and admin rights installed. This may cause issues when trying to access the ProctorExam platform and therefore it is recommended that you use a personal laptop or device.
 

Mobile devices:

You’ll need a smartphone or tablet on which you’ll need to download the ProctorExam app. You can download the app by accessing the Google Play Store (Android devices) or the App Store (iOS (Apple) devices) and searching for ProctorExam. 
 
Our instructions for downloading the app will be provided during the system check process once your assessment is booked. Specifications for downloading and running the app are:
 
Android 4.1 or higher/iOS (Apple) 8.0 or higher
Video resolution must be minimum 800 x 600 px
Ensure you can connect to Wi-Fi – so you don’t use up your data
Ensure your mobile device can be plugged in for the duration of your assessment
 
Please note that the Google Pixel series of phones are currently unsupported due to issues with blurring within the ProctorExam application.
 
*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions here

You’ll be assessed throughout your learning by our online quizzes. If you achieve 80% or more in our quizzes, you’re ready to take a mock exam. One marked mock exam is included in this package. 

Once you’re ready to book your exam, please contact exams@learndirect.com. Exams are available every day. Speaking, Listening and Communicating assessments are held on Friday mornings.

All instalment plans must be paid and up to date before an exam can be booked. In addition, exams cannot be booked for dates before the final payment is successfully made. For example, if two monthly payments are due in the future, an exam can be booked, but the exam date will be after the final payment is received.

NCFE

NCFE logo

For our functional skills qualifications and certification we work with NCFE.

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

NCFE is a registered educational charity and has a strong heritage in learning, going back over 150 years. With a buzz that sets it apart, NCFE is proud to be recognised for its exceptional customer service and friendly approach. We're a values based company and our values are at the heart of everything we do.

NCFE’s extensive product catalogue includes a wide range of general and vocationally related qualifications in a variety of subject areas, as well as Competence Based qualifications/NVQs, and Functional Skills qualifications.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA Regulation) in Northern Ireland.

Career

Functional Skills English can help you in all manner of ways, from boosting your existing skillset to helping you achieve your career goals. Having this Functional Skills Level 2 qualification could be just what you need to put you ahead of other applicants in the job candidate pool.

As well as academically, English is beneficial for day-to-day life skills. You can write a letter to a company if you need to complain or send an email without worrying if your grammar is correct. You can even practice your skills when in a group conversation and help your children with their homework.

Many companies require employees to have a Level 2 qualification in English, with Functional Skills being a viable option for plenty of businesses. Also, many universities will accept Functional Skills Level 2 English as part of their entry requirements, but we advise that you do your research before you apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

Functional Skills are Level 2 qualifications that are designed to help learners develop a range of essential skills that we use to function in our everyday lives. The subjects include English, Maths, and ICT, with the content of these courses geared towards skill-based learning as opposed to theoretical study.
Functional Skills can be studied in various levels, and the type you choose is dependent on what you want to get out of it. We have explained them below: • Functional Skills Entry Levels 1-3 – These courses give learners confidence and a basic skillset in English, Maths, and ICT. The level of qualification is below GCSE level • Functional Skills Level 1 – This is the next step up, with learners getting a higher level of teachings. The standard mirrors GCSE grades D-G/1-3 • Functional Skills Level 2 – These courses are the equivalent of a GCSE grade C/4, which is a standard pass. If you are hoping to go to university or meet entry level job requirements, then Functional Skills Level 2 is the desired level
Yes! As stated above, a Functional Skills Level 2 qualification is the equivalent of a GCSE grade C/4. So, when you successfully pass your Functional Skills Level 2 course, you will be at the pass standard at GCSE level.
To arrange your Functional Skills Level 2 English exam, please contact our team on exams@learndirect.com.
No! There is no expiration date on your Functional Skills English Level 2 qualification. Once you achieve it, the qualification will be part of your academic achievements for life.
Yes! Most universities will accept Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications as alternative to GCSEs in their entry requirements. However, given that each university sets its own entry criteria, it is advised that you check with your chosen establishment before applying.
  • FREE On-Demand & Live Classes Upgrade - RRP £480
  • FREE On-Demand & Live Classes Upgrade - RRP £480
Live Classes Upgrade

Functional Skills English Level 2 Inc. Online Exam

This Course at a Glance

Enhance your reading, writing, and communication skills
Achieve the equivalent of a GCSE grade C/4
Meet university entry requirements
Study the course online from home
12 months to complete the course
Online exam included
 

About Your Course

Studying English is not just a way to boost your academic path, it is also a subject that will enhance the skills you use on a day-to-day basis. Our Functional Skills English course is designed to boost these techniques so that you can navigate your daily and working life in a confident manner.
 
This Functional Skills course is a Level 2 qualification and the equivalent of a grade C/4 at GCSE level. Many universities accept Functional Skills as part of their entry requirements, while plenty of entry-level jobs will favour applicants with this qualification.
 
If you are looking to kickstart a new career path, or you want to gain more confidence in your reading and writing ability, then Functional Skills Level 2 English is the ideal route to take. What’s more, you can complete the course online and from the comfort of your own home.
 
You will not be restricted by in-person classroom learning and can fit your study schedule around your existing commitments. Our Functional Skills English course explores the fundamental skills involved in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and communicating.
 
Our online course has been devised by qualified subject specialists, and thanks to our industry-leading learning platform, you can study at a pace that suits you and your lifestyle.

 

Getting Started

The Functional Skills Level 2 English course is certified by NCFE and delivered by learndirect, the UK’s leading online learning provider. As a business, we have helped more than 4 million learners gain the qualifications they need to get them on their chosen career path.
 
By studying with us, you will benefit from the advantages of distance learning, as well as gain access to all online tutorials, activity sheets and fact sheets for 12 months. You will also be able to email an experienced tutor for guidance and book in two one-hour tutorials with them via a virtual classroom.
 
Also included in your package is the online exam, which you can take from home. You will be given a mock exam to complete, which will be marked by your tutor who will provide feedback to get you prepared for your exam.
 
You have two years to achieve your Functional Skills Level 2 qualification, but learners can complete the course in less than a year if they choose to! It all depends on your learning style and pace. Upon successful completion, you will achieve an NCFE certified Functional Skills English Level 2 qualification.
+ Free Upgrade Self-Paced Online Learning With Tutor Support Self-Paced Online Learning With Tutor Support PLUS On-Demand & Live Classes
Access your course materials immediately
Tutor support via our market-leading platform
Study around existing commitments
Progress as quickly as you’d like
Tailored individual learning plan to help you succeed
Engaging content; from videos to interactive quizzes
Industry-leading 5 days marking turnaround
Live class scheduled between 10 am to 8 pm daily (including weekends)  
Access to our video library of previous lectures available on-demand  
Interact with your tutors directly during your class  
Network with like-minded students via our chat functionality  
Take live classes multiple times or access recordings as you like  

Modules

Functional Skills English Level 2 contains the following units:
 
Reading – This module looks at reading for information, including looking at biased pieces of work and will help you to work out how much the opinions of certain authors can be trusted. It also looks at the different types of layout features and how these can impact the reader. All the reading skills that you will look at will be tested in quizzes at the end of each section, ensuring that you are ready to sit your final exam
 
Writing – This module looks at the best way to write certain pieces. This may include letters, newspaper articles, emails, and blogs amongst others. This area will also test your spelling, punctuation, and grammar skills, ensuring that you are ready to sit your final exam
 
Speaking, Listening and Communicating – An important element of the English programme is the speaking, listening, and communicating (SLC) module. This module will help to prepare you for your own SLC exam by showing you the best ways to prepare and giving you examples of the correct way to use various SLC skills on a daily basis. SLC is assessed in small groups

Entry Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for our Functional Skills English course. All you need for your learning is access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection. For your online exam, you can access the exam from home.
 

Equipment Requirements:

For you to sit a remotely invigilated assessment, you’ll need the following equipment/environment:
 
Laptop/desktop with webcam and microphone (Microsoft Windows or a Mac, Chromebooks cannot be used)
Stable Wi-Fi connection
Smartphone or tablet (Apple iOS 8.0/Android 4.1 or higher)
Suitable test environment (quiet room with no distractions)
 
Your laptop/desktop will run the assessment software and your smartphone or tablet will be used to record you and the assessment. The assessment itself cannot be sat on a smartphone or tablet.
 

Laptop/desktop requirements:

You’ll need to have access to a laptop/desktop that has the following set up:
 
A stable internet connection. Tethering via a mobile phone is not supported, and neither are Chromebooks
Wi-Fi connection – you should be positioned where the signal is strongest
Web browser – you’ll need the latest version of Google Chrome
Webcam required – maximum resolution of 1280 x 720
Microphone required
Audio required
If possible, turn off any updates on devices
Ensure that your laptop/desktop is plugged in for the duration of the assessment
 
Note: Attempting to use a laptop or device that is intended for work purposes may have restricted access and admin rights installed. This may cause issues when trying to access the ProctorExam platform and therefore it is recommended that you use a personal laptop or device.
 

Mobile devices:

You’ll need a smartphone or tablet on which you’ll need to download the ProctorExam app. You can download the app by accessing the Google Play Store (Android devices) or the App Store (iOS (Apple) devices) and searching for ProctorExam. 
 
Our instructions for downloading the app will be provided during the system check process once your assessment is booked. Specifications for downloading and running the app are:
 
Android 4.1 or higher/iOS (Apple) 8.0 or higher
Video resolution must be minimum 800 x 600 px
Ensure you can connect to Wi-Fi – so you don’t use up your data
Ensure your mobile device can be plugged in for the duration of your assessment
 
Please note that the Google Pixel series of phones are currently unsupported due to issues with blurring within the ProctorExam application.
 
*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions here

Assessment

You’ll be assessed throughout your learning by our online quizzes. If you achieve 80% or more in our quizzes, you’re ready to take a mock exam. One marked mock exam is included in this package. 

Once you’re ready to book your exam, please contact exams@learndirect.com. Exams are available every day. Speaking, Listening and Communicating assessments are held on Friday mornings.

All instalment plans must be paid and up to date before an exam can be booked. In addition, exams cannot be booked for dates before the final payment is successfully made. For example, if two monthly payments are due in the future, an exam can be booked, but the exam date will be after the final payment is received.

Qualifications

NCFE

NCFE logo

For our functional skills qualifications and certification we work with NCFE.

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

NCFE is a registered educational charity and has a strong heritage in learning, going back over 150 years. With a buzz that sets it apart, NCFE is proud to be recognised for its exceptional customer service and friendly approach. We're a values based company and our values are at the heart of everything we do.

NCFE’s extensive product catalogue includes a wide range of general and vocationally related qualifications in a variety of subject areas, as well as Competence Based qualifications/NVQs, and Functional Skills qualifications.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA Regulation) in Northern Ireland.

Career

Functional Skills English can help you in all manner of ways, from boosting your existing skillset to helping you achieve your career goals. Having this Functional Skills Level 2 qualification could be just what you need to put you ahead of other applicants in the job candidate pool.

As well as academically, English is beneficial for day-to-day life skills. You can write a letter to a company if you need to complain or send an email without worrying if your grammar is correct. You can even practice your skills when in a group conversation and help your children with their homework.

Many companies require employees to have a Level 2 qualification in English, with Functional Skills being a viable option for plenty of businesses. Also, many universities will accept Functional Skills Level 2 English as part of their entry requirements, but we advise that you do your research before you apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

Functional Skills are Level 2 qualifications that are designed to help learners develop a range of essential skills that we use to function in our everyday lives. The subjects include English, Maths, and ICT, with the content of these courses geared towards skill-based learning as opposed to theoretical study.
Functional Skills can be studied in various levels, and the type you choose is dependent on what you want to get out of it. We have explained them below: • Functional Skills Entry Levels 1-3 – These courses give learners confidence and a basic skillset in English, Maths, and ICT. The level of qualification is below GCSE level • Functional Skills Level 1 – This is the next step up, with learners getting a higher level of teachings. The standard mirrors GCSE grades D-G/1-3 • Functional Skills Level 2 – These courses are the equivalent of a GCSE grade C/4, which is a standard pass. If you are hoping to go to university or meet entry level job requirements, then Functional Skills Level 2 is the desired level
Yes! As stated above, a Functional Skills Level 2 qualification is the equivalent of a GCSE grade C/4. So, when you successfully pass your Functional Skills Level 2 course, you will be at the pass standard at GCSE level.
To arrange your Functional Skills Level 2 English exam, please contact our team on exams@learndirect.com.
No! There is no expiration date on your Functional Skills English Level 2 qualification. Once you achieve it, the qualification will be part of your academic achievements for life.
Yes! Most universities will accept Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications as alternative to GCSEs in their entry requirements. However, given that each university sets its own entry criteria, it is advised that you check with your chosen establishment before applying.

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