Functional Skills English – Level 1 & 2

You will develop skills and knowledge to:

  • read to find, understand and use information for different purposes
  • plan, draft and proof read writing for different purposes and audiences
  • become a more confident speller by learning rules and strategies
  • apply punctuation accurately to your writing to make meaning clear
  • use grammar correctly

At the end of the course you will take an exam in Reading and Writing:

  • Reading — 55 minute exam (Levels 1 & 2)
  • Writing — 55 minute exam (Levels 1 & 2)

Throughout the course you will practise your speaking, listening and communication skills in formal and informal contexts and your tutor will assess you on at least 2 different occasions:

  • Level 1—discussions
  • Level 2—discussions and presentations

Resources required:

  • folder, paper & pen
  • recommended course book


Level 2 builds on the skills and knowledge acquired at Level 1.