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Functional Skills English Level 2 Online

Start Date

Anytime

Enrolment Fee

£165

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Support

Up to 12 months

Online Exam

Available

Qualification

Level 2

Fast Track

Available

Functional Skills English Level 2

Functional Skills English Level 2 Online

Start Date

Enrolment Fee

Anytime

£165

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Support

Up to 12 months

Online Exam

Available

Qualification

Level 2

Fast Track

Available

Do you require Functional Skills English Level 2 Online for College, University or employment? If so, you can complete this qualification with our distance learning college.

Many colleges and Universities require a Functional Skills Level 2 English qualification in order for you to progress onto certain courses and with this in mind, we have now made it possible for students to gain this valuable qualification through distance learning, enabling you to study wherever you want at your own pace.

The Functional Skills course includes:

  • 12 Months Access to the learner portal including a Personal Tutor who will guide you through the course.
  • Interactive portal which monitors your progress.
  • Online assessments
  • Marked practise exam papers
  • Option to be added to our Employability Skills Course for free.
  • Option for Online Exam with NCFE.
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What is Functional Skills English Level 2?

Functional Skills English Level 2 courses are intended to support students as they seek to improve their literacy skills.

Achieving this Qualification should increase your confidence and motivation, and the skills you gain will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning.

You can also use Functional English to do things in real life. For example, you can:-

  • Write a letter using the correct punctuation and spelling.
  • Apply for jobs using an application form and summarising a bit about yourself using interesting sentences
  • Ask questions, being clear and persuading people
  • Know where to use capital letters, adjectives and conjunctions

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take Functional Skills. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

Our Online Learning portal will take you back to basics and teach you everything you need to know in order to bring you up to Level 2 standard.

If you require any additional help, a tutor is available to answer any of your queries, explain topics or provide resources.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Syllabus

The Functional Skills English Course has 10 topics you will need to cover and these are listed below.

This section will allow you to gain the ability to process text, understand its meaning, and to integrate with what the reader already knows. Your ability to comprehend text is influenced by your skills and ability to process information.

  • Different Purposes of Texts
  • Implicit Meaning
  • Comparing Two Texts with Different Purposes
  • Language Features
  • Reading for Facts and Bias
  • Comparing Ideas
  • Fact and Opinion
  • Reading to Find Information
  • Organisational & Structure Features
  • Finding the Meaning of Unfamiliar Words
  • Using a Thesaurus
  • Analysing and Responding to Texts
  • Formal and Informal Writing
  • Purpose and Audience
  • Tone and Style
  • Format and Structure
  • Writing Different Documents
  • Persuasive Language
  • Sentence Structure
  • Complex Sentences
  • Planning Writing
  • Using Paragraphs
  • Writing in Paragraphs
  • Omissive Apostrophes
  • Possessive Apostrophes
  • Using Apostrophies
  • Quotation Marks
  • Reported to Direct Speech
  • The Comma Splice
  • Commas
  • Verbs
  • Avoiding Repetition in your Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Pronouns
  • Spelling Roots
  • Suffixes and Plurals
  • Confusing Words
  • Homophones
  • SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar) Check
  • Functional Scenarios
  • Preparation Assessment
  • Practise Exam Papers

Assessments

In order to complete the Functional Skills English Level 2 qualification, you must take three examinations either online or at one of our approved centres. When you are “Exam Ready” your tutor will provide you with details of online exams or your nearest centre.

Online Exams

If you opt for our online exam, it will cost £195.00.  This fee is separate to your course enrolment fee and will not need to be paid until you are ready to sit your exam.

Please note: that you will not be able to book your exams until your tutor has advised that you are ready, as this is not permitted by our exam centres. Our aim is to ensure that you fully understand the functional skills subject you are studying and pass your exam.

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Enrolment Fees

Our Enrolment fee for this course is noted at the top of this page where you can enrol directly onto the course.  This fee includes access to your course including tutor support for 12 months.

Our enrolment fee includes:

  • All study materials covering the full specification
  • Full support where you can also message your tutor as many times as you need to
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Regular assessments and contact with your tutor
  • Marked and graded practise examination papers
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FAQs

You can enrol online right now by Card or PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express). Alternatively, we also accept BACS transfer or we can send you a payment link.

With our courses, we have learners from all over the world enrolled.  Therefore, if we restricted your learning to certain times, not everyone would be available.  All our courses are accessible 24/7 via our online secure portal.  Any videos on your portal would be pre-recorded meaning you can work through your course at your own pace.

The flexibility of Functional Skills is why it is so popular. They are designed to get you a Level 2 qualification that many universities and employers require quickly. The exams are available monthly, both online or via a local exam centre. So in theory, you could pass your Functional Skills in a matter of weeks, and gain that Level 2 qualification. 

Our Functional Skills courses are flexible. We understand that circumstances change and sometimes things can take a little longer. If you go over the 12 month period then talk to us. We are more than happy to discuss these options with you. 

In order to gain a qualification that is accepted universally, in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace, you have to take an examination. We know that exams are not always a favourite for some people, so we have tried to make them as hassle free as possible by offering online remote exams for our Functional Skills courses. You can sit them at home, in familiar settings, without the hassle of having to find an exam centre to make it as hassle free as possible. 

Not only that, but if you choose the online remote exams, then should you not pass first time around, then a free resit is included. 

Your tutor will go through your options with you once you are ready. When you are ready, then you will need to pay for your exam fees. 

Once you are booked in, there is typically a 2-4 week wait before sitting the exam, plenty of time to get in some extra revision. 

We can help you find a local exam centre, or we can offer you our online remotely invigilated exams so that you can take them from home.

Below shows the cost of our online exams where they are remotely invigilated (includes one free resit).

Functional Skills English (3 x exams) £195

Functional Skills Maths (1 x exam) £145

Functional Skills ICT (1 x exam) £145

You may be able to find cheaper exam centres out there should you look around. We can help you with a list of centres in the UK. All of the exam centres set their own fees, so we can’t give you exact figures, but typically they range from £80-£200 per exam.

We wish we could offer our courses for free to everyone as they are brilliant!

Unfortunately, we are a private college and we would not survive if we did. You are probably wondering ‘why would I pay?’

Well, it depends on what you want from your course.

Our courses are extremely flexible compared to a college course. They are engaging and exciting to learn and you will not get bored!

Also, as soon as you enrol, you can get started immediately and you are NOT restricted by exam dates as they run frequently.  Not to mention that all of this can be done from the comfort of your own home!

Wait! We forgot to mention the support you will receive. Our tutors are AWESOME and will help you at each stage throughout the course. 

Still unsure? See below for more information on Functional Skills English

We provide access and support for 12 months, however we have had learners complete the Functional Skills English course as quickly as one month.  With the course being online, this makes it extremely flexible for learners and if they have a deadline to meet, they are most likely going to achieve it with our college.

Whilst the Functional Skills English is equivalent to a pass in GCSE English, it is also easier to achieve. 

The course is not as in-depth as GCSE English and exams run more frequently.

The Functional Skills English course prepares you for real life situations such as letter writing, reading information, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

You will not be required to write long essays in the exam.

On successful completion of your exam, you will be awarded a qualification which is regulated by Ofqual.

The English qualification will be recognised by employers, colleges and universities.

Your tutor would not put you forward for the English exam if they felt you were going to fail.  They will ensure that they are confident in you passing before suggesting you sit the exam. 

If you do have concerns still, our online exam does include one free resit.

Our online invigilated exams are with NCFE. 

Our various centres offer NCFE, City & Guilds, Edexcel or OCR. However, please bear in mind that if you require a specific awarding body, you may have to travel further.

Whichever awarding body you are offered, you will come out with the same qualification – Functional Skills English Level 2.

It is Ofqual who set the requirements for the qualification and therefore should be minimal differences in the awarding bodies.