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Functional Skills English Level 2

Our Functional Skills courses can equip learners with anything from Entry Level to 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: 12
Hours: 1.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £724
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Course Information for Students

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

According to the National Literacy Trust, 16% of adults are

‘functionally illiterate’. With other studies suggesting that up to a

quarter of adults have math skills below that of a nine-year-old, it is

more important than ever to provide a basic source of English and

maths learning for these individuals.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but an understanding of both written and spoken English, as well as knowledge of using IT equipment, will be useful.


» 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

This course will be delivered online.

There are no additional costs but access to IT equipment and the Internet is required.

You will complete workbooks using our online platform, with 1:1 coach / tutor support.

You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence which is put together during the course and demonstrates that you have met the required assessment criteria. On completion, the portfolio of evidence is submitted in an online format.

You could advance to qualifications such as:

  • Business Administration Principles
  • Team Leading
  • NVQ Customer Service
  • NVQ Business Administration

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 26, 2021 1:50 pm