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Functional Skills English Exam - Centre Based

Overview

Functional Skills Qualifications are recognised as a GCSE equivalent, and accepted by most colleges and universities.

A qualification in Functional Skills English proves you have the practical skills you need to use English in life, study and work.

Our Functional Skills exams are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and are accredited by Open Awards. Open Awards is an Awarding Organisation approved by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) – the regulatory body who regulate qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

Modules

Functional Skills English includes two exams and an assessment:

  • Reading – This exam will test you on your ability to read 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 tests you on the different types of layout features and how these can impact the reader.

 

  • Writing – This exam will assess your writing ability on a variety of ways to write certain pieces. This may include letters, newspaper articles, emails and blogs amongst others. This exam will also test your spelling, punctuation and grammar skills.  

 

  • Speaking, Listening and Communication – An important element of the English is speaking, listening and communication (SLC). The Functional Skills English qualification includes an assessment on SLC, assessing your skills in the various ways SLC is used on a daily basis.

Requirements

Functional Skills exams are only available in England.

Assessment

Once you’re ready to book your exam, please contact upskilluk@learndirect.com.

Functional skills exams are available in our centres on the following days:

  • Sheffield (first Monday of every month, both A.M & P.M)
  • Leicester (second Monday of every month, both A.M & P.M)
  • Birmingham (first Friday day of every month, A.M only)
  • Bude (first Friday of every month, both A.M & P.M)

Part of the exam allows the use of a non-scientific calculator.

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

Open Awards

Open Awards logo

For all our functional skills qualifications and certification we work with Open Awards.

Open Awards are a UK-based Awarding Organisation approved by both Ofqual and as an Access Validating Agency by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). They provide a broad range of qualifications from Functional Skills, Vocational Training, Access to Higher Education Diplomas. They are committed to helping provide the highest quality learning experience to help transform lives.

Developing your career

Functional Skills English can help you do develop your career or even to find that job you’ve always wanted. Many employers now look for a level 2 qualification in English before they consider hiring a candidate for a job. Gaining this qualification could be just what you need to give you that boost against the other people applying for the position.

English is also really beneficial for your 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.

Functional Skills English is also great if you want to help your children with their homework, you’ll learn how to help them get the right answer.

Functional Skills English can even give you the skills you need to go to university. Many universities now have an entry requirement of a level 2 in English, gaining this could be your ticket to studying your degree. You need to check with the university that they accept Functional Skills English before starting your course.

Functional Skills Qualifications are recognised as a GCSE equivalent, and accepted by most colleges and universities.

A qualification in Functional Skills English proves you have the practical skills you need to use English in life, study and work.

Our Functional Skills exams are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and are accredited by Open Awards. Open Awards is an Awarding Organisation approved by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) – the regulatory body who regulate qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

Modules

Functional Skills English includes two exams and an assessment:

  • Reading – This exam will test you on your ability to read 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 tests you on the different types of layout features and how these can impact the reader.

 

  • Writing – This exam will assess your writing ability on a variety of ways to write certain pieces. This may include letters, newspaper articles, emails and blogs amongst others. This exam will also test your spelling, punctuation and grammar skills.  

 

  • Speaking, Listening and Communication – An important element of the English is speaking, listening and communication (SLC). The Functional Skills English qualification includes an assessment on SLC, assessing your skills in the various ways SLC is used on a daily basis.

Requirements

Functional Skills exams are only available in England.

Assessment

Once you’re ready to book your exam, please contact upskilluk@learndirect.com.

Functional skills exams are available in our centres on the following days:

  • Sheffield (first Monday of every month, both A.M & P.M)
  • Leicester (second Monday of every month, both A.M & P.M)
  • Birmingham (first Friday day of every month, A.M only)
  • Bude (first Friday of every month, both A.M & P.M)

Part of the exam allows the use of a non-scientific calculator.

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

Open Awards

Open Awards logo

For all our functional skills qualifications and certification we work with Open Awards.

Open Awards are a UK-based Awarding Organisation approved by both Ofqual and as an Access Validating Agency by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). They provide a broad range of qualifications from Functional Skills, Vocational Training, Access to Higher Education Diplomas. They are committed to helping provide the highest quality learning experience to help transform lives.

Functional Skills English can help you do develop your career or even to find that job you’ve always wanted. Many employers now look for a level 2 qualification in English before they consider hiring a candidate for a job. Gaining this qualification could be just what you need to give you that boost against the other people applying for the position.

English is also really beneficial for your 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.

Functional Skills English is also great if you want to help your children with their homework, you’ll learn how to help them get the right answer.

Functional Skills English can even give you the skills you need to go to university. Many universities now have an entry requirement of a level 2 in English, gaining this could be your ticket to studying your degree. You need to check with the university that they accept Functional Skills English before starting your course.

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