ENGLISH FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

Levels: Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
Last Updated: 05-11-20

All prospective learners will need to complete an online assessment. This will ensure that you are enrolled onto the correct level of Functional Skills. Book an assessment today hereFunctional English provides the basis for effective communication and understanding across the three subject skill areas; speaking and listening, reading and writing. Functional Skills qualifications are taught from Entry Level up to Level 2.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will learn to write clearly and concisely, being able to apply this knowledge to a number of practical writing tasks. You will increase your command of English and express yourself more confidently. The course will broaden your skills and confidence to help you get on in life and work. If people can select and use these skills appropriately they can: Communicate effectively as a citizen and engage competently and confidently with others, Solve problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations, Help take an active and responsible role in the community, everyday life and the workplace and Participate, make positive contributions and respond appropriately in discussions and exchanges.

Basic English
There are no specific questions on spelling, punctuation and grammar in the examination, but you will be expected to punctuate and spell correctly, as well as write grammatically correct English.

Speaking and Listening
For Unit 1 of the course you are required to complete presentations and discussions which will be assessed.

Reading Comprehension
For Unit 2 of the course you will be asked questions to assess your understanding and responses to a variety of texts. This section of the course will teach you how to select information from source materials and present your responses in short statements.

Extended Writing
For Unit 3 of the course you will be required to write according to clear guidelines: for example, to write a letter, an email or a newspaper article.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Unit 1 – Speaking and Listening
You are required to complete presentations and discussions which will be internally assessed.

Unit 2 – Reading
Consists of an examination paper which is around 1 hour; entry level will be internally assessed and level 1 and level 2 externally.

Unit 3 – Writing
Consists of an examination paper which is around 1 hour; entry level will be internally assessed and level 1 and level 2 externally.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

No formal qualifications are required but you will be assessed in terms of your level of English as this will help us to put you on the right level of course. Book an assessment today here

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