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Qualification Title:  Functional Skills qualification in English at Level 2

Qualification Type:

Functional Skills on the National Qualifications Framework

Level: Level 2

Qualification Overview:

The aim of the English Functional Skills standards is to encourage learners to demonstrate their speaking, listening and communication, reading and writing skills in a range of contexts and for various purpose.

They are essentially concerned with developing and recognising the ability of learners to apply and transfer skills in ways that are appropriate to their situation.

Qualification Structure: To achieve a full certificate in Functional Skills English you will be required to successfully complete a total of three units as outlined below:

The overall level of the qualification will be at the level of the lowest unit.

Assessment Method:  The Functional Skills qualification in English is accessed via task based assessments completed in controlled conditions. Each assessment requires learners to complete problem-solving tasks, related to ‘real life’ contexts. Centres may choose to take either paper-based or online assessments at a time to suit them.

Learners for the English Reading assessment are asked to answer questions based on unseen documents. These are marked by the awarding body if taken on-screen.

The awarding body will also mark level 1 and level 2 paper-based assessments.

Learners for the English Writing assessment are also asked to perform writing tasks based on unseen documents. These are marked by the awarding body if taken on-screen. The awarding body will also mark level 1 and level 2 paper-based assessments.

Speaking, Listening and Communication assessment tasks are composed of tasks between learners and the assessors. These are marked internally and verified by the awarding body.

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