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Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2 Inc. Online Exam

Functional skills are the basis for any future study, qualifications and work opportunities. As a recognised alternative to GCSE qualifications, this practical skills course was created to offer you the most convenient solution to learn and develop. Developed as a mix of our most popular functional skills courses, this package includes key concepts in both maths and English that you can explore at your own pace.

The Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2 online course includes everything you need to gain a C or a higher grade at GCSE level. However, this particular package takes it one step further with the added bonus of an online exam that you can take from the comfort of your own home.

This innovative solution has been developed thanks to our remote software technology that allows you to schedule and take your exam, without the added pressure of a classroom, or schedule constraints.

The course was designed as a combination of our popular supported packages in Functional Skills maths and English Level 2 which means you will benefit from 4 hours of one-to-one sessions with a dedicated tutor that will provide support and guidance.

To help you make the most out of this course, you will also have 2 mock exam papers that your tutor will check and offer feedback on, in order to prepare you for your Functional Skills Level 2 online exam.

The online exam is approved by Ofqual and it can be used as a valid proof to continue your education, or to help you in your career progression.

 

What's included:

  • Access to our online maths and English level 2 content including tutorials, activity sheets and fact sheets for 12 months
  • Email support from a qualified tutor to help you when you get stuck
  • Two, one-hour tutorials with a qualified tutor (per subject)
  • Marked mock exams for English and maths
  • Detailed feedback on areas where revision is needed
  • Awarding organisation fees paid
  • Certification fees paid
  • One online maths, English reading and English writing exam taken at home using online classroom technology
  • One Speaking, Listening and Communicating assessment taken from home using online classroom technology.
+ 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 3 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  

Functional Skills English looks at the following modules

  • 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 of 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 Communication – The speaking, listening and communication (SLC) element of English functional skills is one of the most useful and fun areas to strengthen. This module helps you prepare for the SLC exam by showing you examples of the best ways to tackle everyday situations at home and in the workplace. These will help build your confidence and effectiveness in these scenarios as well making you exam ready.

 

 

Functional Skills maths is based on the following modules:

  • Using numbers – This section covers everything from whole numbers to decimals, fractions and percentages. You’ll look at how to solve real problems using these skills, including making decisions about purchases, using ratios in recipes and in work or working out whether your bills are correct. All of the number skills you look at will be tested by quizzes at the end of each section.
  • Understanding measure, shape and space – This section contains a wide range of topics from area and distance to time, speed and temperature. You’ll look at how to solve problems involving time to plan your day-to-day or work life, and how to use your understanding of shape and area to do anything from read a map to plan a house renovation. Our quizzes will check that you’re able to use these skills in different situations.
  • Handling data – This section looks at working with information. You’ll look at how to summarise and present information that you’ve found, and how to understand information that other people are sharing with you. You’ll also look at probability and how likely certain things are to happen. You’ll learn how to spot patterns and see how even data and statistics can be biased. 

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. All you need for your learning is access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection. For your exam, you can attend one of our centres, or 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)

• Wi-Fi connection (Min 1Mbit/s upload | Min 10Mbit/s download)

• 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:

• Broadband speed/bandwidth: - Minimum 1Mbit/s upload speed - recommended upload speed is 1.5Mbit/s - Minimum 10Mbit/s download speed - Tethering via a mobile phone is not supported. Tip: You could try connecting your computer directly to your Wi-Fi router using an ethernet cable to improve and/or guarantee your connection. You can test your broadband speed/bandwidth here: https://www.speedtest.net/  The operating systems supported are Windows 8 or higher, and MAC OS X (latest and previous releases). Chromebooks are not supported therefore shouldn’t be used.

 • 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’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 upskilluk@learndirect.com.

You will be assessed via an online remotely invigilated exam that you can take from the comfort of your own home.

Following your 1:1 tutorials you’ll gauge when you are nearly exam ready. At this time you can choose to do one marked mock for English and another for maths. Your tutor will mark each, give you detailed feedback and if appropriate highlight further areas for you to strengthen.

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.

Functional Skills 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 and maths before they consider hiring a candidate for a job. Gaining these qualifications could be just what you need to give you that boost against the other people applying for the position.

English and maths are also really beneficial for your day to day life skills, and if you want to help your children with their homework, you’ll learn how to help them get the right answer.

Functional Skills 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 and maths, gaining this could be your ticket to studying your degree. You need to check with the university that they accept Functional Skills before starting your course.

  • FREE On-Demand & Live Classes Upgrade - RRP £480
  • FREE On-Demand & Live Classes Upgrade - RRP £480

Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2 Inc. Online Exam

Functional skills are the basis for any future study, qualifications and work opportunities. As a recognised alternative to GCSE qualifications, this practical skills course was created to offer you the most convenient solution to learn and develop. Developed as a mix of our most popular functional skills courses, this package includes key concepts in both maths and English that you can explore at your own pace.

The Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2 online course includes everything you need to gain a C or a higher grade at GCSE level. However, this particular package takes it one step further with the added bonus of an online exam that you can take from the comfort of your own home.

This innovative solution has been developed thanks to our remote software technology that allows you to schedule and take your exam, without the added pressure of a classroom, or schedule constraints.

The course was designed as a combination of our popular supported packages in Functional Skills maths and English Level 2 which means you will benefit from 4 hours of one-to-one sessions with a dedicated tutor that will provide support and guidance.

To help you make the most out of this course, you will also have 2 mock exam papers that your tutor will check and offer feedback on, in order to prepare you for your Functional Skills Level 2 online exam.

The online exam is approved by Ofqual and it can be used as a valid proof to continue your education, or to help you in your career progression.

 

What's included:

  • Access to our online maths and English level 2 content including tutorials, activity sheets and fact sheets for 12 months
  • Email support from a qualified tutor to help you when you get stuck
  • Two, one-hour tutorials with a qualified tutor (per subject)
  • Marked mock exams for English and maths
  • Detailed feedback on areas where revision is needed
  • Awarding organisation fees paid
  • Certification fees paid
  • One online maths, English reading and English writing exam taken at home using online classroom technology
  • One Speaking, Listening and Communicating assessment taken from home using online classroom technology.
+ 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 3 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 looks at the following modules

  • 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 of 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 Communication – The speaking, listening and communication (SLC) element of English functional skills is one of the most useful and fun areas to strengthen. This module helps you prepare for the SLC exam by showing you examples of the best ways to tackle everyday situations at home and in the workplace. These will help build your confidence and effectiveness in these scenarios as well making you exam ready.

 

 

Functional Skills maths is based on the following modules:

  • Using numbers – This section covers everything from whole numbers to decimals, fractions and percentages. You’ll look at how to solve real problems using these skills, including making decisions about purchases, using ratios in recipes and in work or working out whether your bills are correct. All of the number skills you look at will be tested by quizzes at the end of each section.
  • Understanding measure, shape and space – This section contains a wide range of topics from area and distance to time, speed and temperature. You’ll look at how to solve problems involving time to plan your day-to-day or work life, and how to use your understanding of shape and area to do anything from read a map to plan a house renovation. Our quizzes will check that you’re able to use these skills in different situations.
  • Handling data – This section looks at working with information. You’ll look at how to summarise and present information that you’ve found, and how to understand information that other people are sharing with you. You’ll also look at probability and how likely certain things are to happen. You’ll learn how to spot patterns and see how even data and statistics can be biased. 

Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. All you need for your learning is access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection. For your exam, you can attend one of our centres, or 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)

• Wi-Fi connection (Min 1Mbit/s upload | Min 10Mbit/s download)

• 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:

• Broadband speed/bandwidth: - Minimum 1Mbit/s upload speed - recommended upload speed is 1.5Mbit/s - Minimum 10Mbit/s download speed - Tethering via a mobile phone is not supported. Tip: You could try connecting your computer directly to your Wi-Fi router using an ethernet cable to improve and/or guarantee your connection. You can test your broadband speed/bandwidth here: https://www.speedtest.net/  The operating systems supported are Windows 8 or higher, and MAC OS X (latest and previous releases). Chromebooks are not supported therefore shouldn’t be used.

 • 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.

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 upskilluk@learndirect.com.

You will be assessed via an online remotely invigilated exam that you can take from the comfort of your own home.

Following your 1:1 tutorials you’ll gauge when you are nearly exam ready. At this time you can choose to do one marked mock for English and another for maths. Your tutor will mark each, give you detailed feedback and if appropriate highlight further areas for you to strengthen.

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.

Functional Skills 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 and maths before they consider hiring a candidate for a job. Gaining these qualifications could be just what you need to give you that boost against the other people applying for the position.

English and maths are also really beneficial for your day to day life skills, and if you want to help your children with their homework, you’ll learn how to help them get the right answer.

Functional Skills 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 and maths, gaining this could be your ticket to studying your degree. You need to check with the university that they accept Functional Skills before starting your course.

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