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Functional Skills English are free standing qualifications designed to give learners the skills to operate confidently, effectively and independently in education, work and everyday life. They have been created in response to employers’ recommendations that learners would benefit from a thorough grounding in the basics and the ability to problem-solve. Functional Skills assess standards, coverage and range.



Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for Functional Skills English qualifications; however, learners must have the maturity and experience to access functional skills assessment before they are entered.

Assessment method

Level 1 qualifications are taken under examination conditions, apart from speaking and listening which is taken under controlled assessment regulations and takes place in an environment free from extraneous noise to enable the learner to complete their tasks without disruption or interruption. This can be the learner’s workplace.

Equipment reqd

All required equipment will be provided in the workplace.

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