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Functional Skills English Level 2

Our Functional Skills courses can equip learners with Level 2 knowledge of the following topics: reading, writing, speaking and listening

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Adult English and Maths
Adult and Community
Location: Distance Learning
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 26
Hours: 2.00
Start: Flexible
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Course Information for Students

This course is ideal for learners who wish to improve their English skills. Our e-learning resources are sequenced to challenge the learner and maximise the development of crucial skills for work and life.

Working at Level 1 with a good understanding of spoken and written English 

Learners will work through all three modules in each area to fully prepare themselves for their Functional Skills examinations. Each module includes practice assessments, challenging activities and reflective learning to allow learners to develop the crucial knowledge and skills needed to pass their exams successfully.

English Modules
• Reading
» Identifying and distinguishing between facts, opinion and bias
» Purposes of texts
» Textual features and devices
» Linguistic techniques
» Comparing and contrasting texts
• Writing
» Punctuation, grammar and sentence structure
» Spelling
» Formal and informal language
» Layouts, format and structure of texts 
» Writing texts
• Speaking and Listening
» Identifying and following information from various texts
» Communicating information, ideas and opinions clearly
» Making relevant and constructive contributions

Full access to our e-learning solution which develops your knowledge to help you achieve the nationally recognised Functional Skills English qualifications
• This interactive course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study

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Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal Tutor

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Course Information Last Updated On: February 18, 2022 4:21 pm