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Functional Skills English Level 2

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Are you seeking to gain valuable and comprehensive skills and credentials in Functional Skills English 2 to upskill your CV or qualification?

This functional skills English level 2 course is Pearson Edexcel and NCFE accredited, regulated by Ofqual and equivalent to the GCSE grade C or level 4, which is a nationally recognised qualification. This extensive level 2 English course with an online exam is at your disposal to help you develop more advanced skills in functional skills English to help you acquire any job or apprenticeship and to meet the requirements of university admission criteria. Functional skill courses are an essential alternative to GCSE that provides a concise and valuable training format to develop your expertise in functional skills in English. Research conducted by the Education and Training Foundation discovered that 47% of larger employers know about Functional Skills and 87% of them value these courses for their approach to applied skills, flexible assessment and problem-solving. This Level 2 training will equip you with the appropriate qualifications and adequate skills that are required for you to be expertise in the field of functional English.

Unlimited Tutor Support: 

Get unlimited tutor support via zoom to solve your problems and pass the final exam confidently.

Course Highlights
  • Course Type: Self-Paced Online Learning
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT)66 hours
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 55 hours
  • Accreditation:  Pearson Edexcel and NCFE
  • QualificationNationally Recognised Ofqual Regulated Qualification
  • Study MaterialsHigh-Quality E-Learning Study Materials
  • Free Mock Test: Get Free Mock Test with Profesional Feedback
  • Exam: Yes, exam fees are included.
  • Access: 1 Year Access
  • Certificate: Certificate upon completion (hard copy)
  • Tutor SupportGet unlimited tutor support via zoom and Email
  • Customer Support: 24/7 live chat available
Free Mock Test

You will get access to the free mock test facility to have a better idea of the types of questions that will appear on the real exam. Our mock test includes instant professional feedback which will allow you to identify your lackings and work on them. This will prepare you to surpass the final exam successfully.

Guaranteed Pass

As long as you follow our recommended guidelines, and take complete advantage of our engaging lectures, high-quality e-learning study materials and extensive tutor support, we guarantee that you will pass the exam.

How This Course will work for you?
  • Initial Assessment: Determines from Pre-entry to Level 2
  • Diagnostic Assessment: Identifies skill gaps and produces an individual learning plan
  • Learning Resources: Develop underpinning knowledge and fill skill gaps identified
  • Progress Check: Assesses progress at the end of the module
  • Exam Practice: Apply underpinning knowledge to prepare for exams
Who is this Functional Skills Level 2 English Course With Online Exam For? 

This comprehensive level 2 English course with an official exam is appropriate for:

  • People of all ages (there is no age limit).
  • Anyone willing to enhance their skills in English
  • Anyone with an average score in GCSE
  • Anyone looking to meet the entry requirement of your desired university
  • Anyone looking to secure an apprenticeship
  • Anyone looking to improve their job outlook

Beginners or aspiring individuals in the field of functional English looking to uplift their credentials in functional English can take this course to enhance their job prospects or fit into the requirements prescribed by any university that you desire to enrol into.

Entry Requirement

This level 2 English course with an official exam is suitable for students of all academic backgrounds and no experience or previous qualifications are required. However, you will require a laptop/desktop computer and a good internet connection. Our online learning portal is fully compatible with desktop, tablet and mobile devices and can be accessed from anywhere.

About Official Exam

The Functional Skills English Level 2 exam will be assessed via an online, remotely invigilated exam that you can easily take from home. If you currently studying English Level 2 course, then you can book your official exam when you are ready to sit for the official exam. For online remote invigilation exams, you require to inform us 9 days before the exam. You can also book paper-based exams in our centres; please contact us for paper-based exams.

Assessment Structure

The Pearson Edexcel and NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2 consist of 3 exams, these are Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communicating.

Speaking, listening and communicating:

Speaking, listening and communicating are assessed through one 5-minute presentation and linked question and answer session in groups of three to four and one 15-minute formal discussions together in groups of three to five learners. This exam will be conducted via Zoom.

  • Duration = Up to 25 minutes
  • Number of marks = Pass/Fail

Reading:

Reading is assessed through a test consisting of multiple-choice, short open-response and medium open-response questions.

  • Duration = 75 minutes
  • Number of marks = 35

Pass Mark: Learners are required to achieve an overall 65% mark to pass the English reading exam.

Writing:

Writing is assessed through a test comprising two tasks. (42% of marks assess spelling, punctuation and grammar).

  • Duration = 60 minutes
  • Number of marks = 36

Pass Mark: Learners are required to achieve an overall 63% mark to pass the English writing exam.

Progression Opportunities in this Level 2 English Qualification

Upon successfully attaining the Pearson Edexcel qualification in this level 2 English course with official exam, you can access the following career path that leads you to:

  • Advanced vocational study
  • Enrollment into your desired university.
  • A wide range of job and apprenticeship opportunities
Functional Skills Level 2 English Qualification Purpose & Outcomes 

The Pearson Edexcel and NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2 is for learners to develop understanding and skills in English.

The qualifications give learners the opportunity to:

  • Gain a qualification for work, study and life
  • Demonstrate the ability at an appropriate level to read, write, speak, listen and communicate in English
  • Apply these skills effectively to a range of purposes in the workplace and other real-life situations

If you’re looking for Level 2 Maths and ICT, check our Functional Skills Maths Level 2 or Functional Skills ICT Level 2

 

 

Instruction

Login Instruction For the Functional Skills Course

This Course is Accredited by Pearson Edexcel & NCFE, also Regulated by OFQUAL

This Functional Skills English Level 2 has been independently accredited by Pearson Edexcel and NCFE, also regulated by Ofqual, a nationally recognised qualification certifying your functional English skills. The Pearson Edexcel and NCFE Functional Skills in English at Level 2 are based on Department for Education (DfE) approved subject content, Nationally Recognised Qualifications and are regulated by Ofqual.

 

Certification

Upon completing Level 2 English, you will be awarded the qualification: Pearson Edexcel or NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2 (depending on what exam body you choose), which is highly valued and accepted by all employers in the UK and globally. You will be provided a certificate (hard copy) posted to your designated address.

 

Functional Skills is considered to be a GCSE equivalent qualification.Functional Skills Level 1 is not equivalent to GCSE on the grounds that it is equivalent to GCSE grades 1 to 3 (D to G in the old GCSE grading system ) which makes it under-qualified to meet the university requirements for admission. But Functional Skills at Level 2 is equivalent to a GCSE grade 4 or C.

Functional Skills are not identical to GCSE. GCSE is a conventional route to acquiring academic qualification that equips students with advanced skills that are required to shape the foundations of your career as a professional. Whereas, Functional Skills is a more practical route that equips students with the values and skills that are required to function in everyday life. Both GCSE and Functional Skills have their own value and merits and both pave a way for students to upskill and succeed in their desired career.

Most of the universities are now accepting Functional Skills as a GCSE equivalent qualification, however, entry requirements may vary according to university rules and guidelines. A Level 2 Functional Skills qualification will enable you to apply for an Access course, which is a foundation course completed at university.

A research conducted by the Education and Training Foundation discovered that 47% of larger employers know about Functional Skills and 87% of them value these courses for their approach to applied skills, flexible assessment and problem solving. Functional Skills are now highly valued and accepted by all the employers in the UK and globally as an equivalent to GCSE that certifies that students are able to apply skills under different contexts, solve problems, and prepare them to work independently.

Functional Skills Level 1 is equivalent to a GCSE English grade 1 to 3 (D to G). It’s an alternative qualification to GCSE for learners who learn better with practical, real-life examples.

Functional Skills at Level 2 is equivalent to a GCSE grade 4 or C

Pearson Edexcel is an academic and general qualification that is designed to advance learners’ skills while developing knowledge. Edexcel’s qualifications help learners either progress to higher education or go directly into employment. Pearson Functional Skills are qualifications in English, Mathematics and ICT that are available from Entry 1 to Level 2. Suitable for learners of all ages, they’re also an accepted part of all Apprenticeship standards and frameworks and an alternative to GCSE in the UK.

The time required to complete Functional Skills courses would depend on the time a learner allocates in studying and also on the course provider. Usually, it does not take more than a few weeks to complete the Functional Skills courses. At Lead Academy, you can complete the course within 4-12 weeks on average; however, we have had learners who completed the course very quickly. If a learner needs more time than the given time for the course, he/she can commence a self-paced online learning method with an access of 1 year.

Yes, you can take the Functional Skills exam online. You just need to have a stable internet connection and a webcam so that an invigilator can monitor you throughout. Lead Academy offers an online Functional Skills exam for every subject. Upon registering your exam with us, you can receive access to our dedicated tutor support and guidance whenever you require to overcome any doubts regarding the relevant subject.

You can purchase the course concerning the relevant subject from the wide range of courses available in Lead Academy. These courses will equip you with adequate skills and knowledge that is required to face the functional skills exam. You can also access our tutor support to overcome any doubts that arise while taking the course.

Overview

Are you seeking to gain valuable and comprehensive skills and credentials in Functional Skills English 2 to upskill your CV or qualification?

This functional skills English level 2 course is Pearson Edexcel and NCFE accredited, regulated by Ofqual and equivalent to the GCSE grade C or level 4, which is a nationally recognised qualification. This extensive level 2 English course with an online exam is at your disposal to help you develop more advanced skills in functional skills English to help you acquire any job or apprenticeship and to meet the requirements of university admission criteria. Functional skill courses are an essential alternative to GCSE that provides a concise and valuable training format to develop your expertise in functional skills in English. Research conducted by the Education and Training Foundation discovered that 47% of larger employers know about Functional Skills and 87% of them value these courses for their approach to applied skills, flexible assessment and problem-solving. This Level 2 training will equip you with the appropriate qualifications and adequate skills that are required for you to be expertise in the field of functional English.

Unlimited Tutor Support: 

Get unlimited tutor support via zoom to solve your problems and pass the final exam confidently.

Course Highlights
  • Course Type: Self-Paced Online Learning
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT)66 hours
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 55 hours
  • Accreditation:  Pearson Edexcel and NCFE
  • QualificationNationally Recognised Ofqual Regulated Qualification
  • Study MaterialsHigh-Quality E-Learning Study Materials
  • Free Mock Test: Get Free Mock Test with Profesional Feedback
  • Exam: Yes, exam fees are included.
  • Access: 1 Year Access
  • Certificate: Certificate upon completion (hard copy)
  • Tutor SupportGet unlimited tutor support via zoom and Email
  • Customer Support: 24/7 live chat available
Free Mock Test

You will get access to the free mock test facility to have a better idea of the types of questions that will appear on the real exam. Our mock test includes instant professional feedback which will allow you to identify your lackings and work on them. This will prepare you to surpass the final exam successfully.

Guaranteed Pass

As long as you follow our recommended guidelines, and take complete advantage of our engaging lectures, high-quality e-learning study materials and extensive tutor support, we guarantee that you will pass the exam.

How This Course will work for you?
  • Initial Assessment: Determines from Pre-entry to Level 2
  • Diagnostic Assessment: Identifies skill gaps and produces an individual learning plan
  • Learning Resources: Develop underpinning knowledge and fill skill gaps identified
  • Progress Check: Assesses progress at the end of the module
  • Exam Practice: Apply underpinning knowledge to prepare for exams
Who is this Functional Skills Level 2 English Course With Online Exam For? 

This comprehensive level 2 English course with an official exam is appropriate for:

  • People of all ages (there is no age limit).
  • Anyone willing to enhance their skills in English
  • Anyone with an average score in GCSE
  • Anyone looking to meet the entry requirement of your desired university
  • Anyone looking to secure an apprenticeship
  • Anyone looking to improve their job outlook

Beginners or aspiring individuals in the field of functional English looking to uplift their credentials in functional English can take this course to enhance their job prospects or fit into the requirements prescribed by any university that you desire to enrol into.

Entry Requirement

This level 2 English course with an official exam is suitable for students of all academic backgrounds and no experience or previous qualifications are required. However, you will require a laptop/desktop computer and a good internet connection. Our online learning portal is fully compatible with desktop, tablet and mobile devices and can be accessed from anywhere.

About Official Exam

The Functional Skills English Level 2 exam will be assessed via an online, remotely invigilated exam that you can easily take from home. If you currently studying English Level 2 course, then you can book your official exam when you are ready to sit for the official exam. For online remote invigilation exams, you require to inform us 9 days before the exam. You can also book paper-based exams in our centres; please contact us for paper-based exams.

Assessment Structure

The Pearson Edexcel and NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2 consist of 3 exams, these are Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communicating.

Speaking, listening and communicating:

Speaking, listening and communicating are assessed through one 5-minute presentation and linked question and answer session in groups of three to four and one 15-minute formal discussions together in groups of three to five learners. This exam will be conducted via Zoom.

  • Duration = Up to 25 minutes
  • Number of marks = Pass/Fail

Reading:

Reading is assessed through a test consisting of multiple-choice, short open-response and medium open-response questions.

  • Duration = 75 minutes
  • Number of marks = 35

Pass Mark: Learners are required to achieve an overall 65% mark to pass the English reading exam.

Writing:

Writing is assessed through a test comprising two tasks. (42% of marks assess spelling, punctuation and grammar).

  • Duration = 60 minutes
  • Number of marks = 36

Pass Mark: Learners are required to achieve an overall 63% mark to pass the English writing exam.

Progression Opportunities in this Level 2 English Qualification

Upon successfully attaining the Pearson Edexcel qualification in this level 2 English course with official exam, you can access the following career path that leads you to:

  • Advanced vocational study
  • Enrollment into your desired university.
  • A wide range of job and apprenticeship opportunities
Functional Skills Level 2 English Qualification Purpose & Outcomes 

The Pearson Edexcel and NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2 is for learners to develop understanding and skills in English.

The qualifications give learners the opportunity to:

  • Gain a qualification for work, study and life
  • Demonstrate the ability at an appropriate level to read, write, speak, listen and communicate in English
  • Apply these skills effectively to a range of purposes in the workplace and other real-life situations

If you’re looking for Level 2 Maths and ICT, check our Functional Skills Maths Level 2 or Functional Skills ICT Level 2

 

 

Course Curriculum

Instruction

Login Instruction For the Functional Skills Course

Recognised Accreditation

This Course is Accredited by Pearson Edexcel & NCFE, also Regulated by OFQUAL

This Functional Skills English Level 2 has been independently accredited by Pearson Edexcel and NCFE, also regulated by Ofqual, a nationally recognised qualification certifying your functional English skills. The Pearson Edexcel and NCFE Functional Skills in English at Level 2 are based on Department for Education (DfE) approved subject content, Nationally Recognised Qualifications and are regulated by Ofqual.

 

Course Certification

Certification

Upon completing Level 2 English, you will be awarded the qualification: Pearson Edexcel or NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2 (depending on what exam body you choose), which is highly valued and accepted by all employers in the UK and globally. You will be provided a certificate (hard copy) posted to your designated address.

 

Learner's Feedback

Frequently Asked Question(FAQ)

Functional Skills is considered to be a GCSE equivalent qualification.Functional Skills Level 1 is not equivalent to GCSE on the grounds that it is equivalent to GCSE grades 1 to 3 (D to G in the old GCSE grading system ) which makes it under-qualified to meet the university requirements for admission. But Functional Skills at Level 2 is equivalent to a GCSE grade 4 or C.

Functional Skills are not identical to GCSE. GCSE is a conventional route to acquiring academic qualification that equips students with advanced skills that are required to shape the foundations of your career as a professional. Whereas, Functional Skills is a more practical route that equips students with the values and skills that are required to function in everyday life. Both GCSE and Functional Skills have their own value and merits and both pave a way for students to upskill and succeed in their desired career.

Most of the universities are now accepting Functional Skills as a GCSE equivalent qualification, however, entry requirements may vary according to university rules and guidelines. A Level 2 Functional Skills qualification will enable you to apply for an Access course, which is a foundation course completed at university.

A research conducted by the Education and Training Foundation discovered that 47% of larger employers know about Functional Skills and 87% of them value these courses for their approach to applied skills, flexible assessment and problem solving. Functional Skills are now highly valued and accepted by all the employers in the UK and globally as an equivalent to GCSE that certifies that students are able to apply skills under different contexts, solve problems, and prepare them to work independently.

Functional Skills Level 1 is equivalent to a GCSE English grade 1 to 3 (D to G). It’s an alternative qualification to GCSE for learners who learn better with practical, real-life examples.

Functional Skills at Level 2 is equivalent to a GCSE grade 4 or C

Pearson Edexcel is an academic and general qualification that is designed to advance learners’ skills while developing knowledge. Edexcel’s qualifications help learners either progress to higher education or go directly into employment. Pearson Functional Skills are qualifications in English, Mathematics and ICT that are available from Entry 1 to Level 2. Suitable for learners of all ages, they’re also an accepted part of all Apprenticeship standards and frameworks and an alternative to GCSE in the UK.

The time required to complete Functional Skills courses would depend on the time a learner allocates in studying and also on the course provider. Usually, it does not take more than a few weeks to complete the Functional Skills courses. At Lead Academy, you can complete the course within 4-12 weeks on average; however, we have had learners who completed the course very quickly. If a learner needs more time than the given time for the course, he/she can commence a self-paced online learning method with an access of 1 year.

Yes, you can take the Functional Skills exam online. You just need to have a stable internet connection and a webcam so that an invigilator can monitor you throughout. Lead Academy offers an online Functional Skills exam for every subject. Upon registering your exam with us, you can receive access to our dedicated tutor support and guidance whenever you require to overcome any doubts regarding the relevant subject.

You can purchase the course concerning the relevant subject from the wide range of courses available in Lead Academy. These courses will equip you with adequate skills and knowledge that is required to face the functional skills exam. You can also access our tutor support to overcome any doubts that arise while taking the course.