English Functional Skills Level 2 – 3 day

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Why study this course?

Many adults looking to progress, academically or professionally, are now required to have a Level 2 qualification in English, and Functional Skills are widely recognised by employers and institutions as a suitable alternative to the GCSE. In fact, employers were involved in the design of the reformed Functional Skills in order to address gaps in skills and knowledge needed for the workplace.

We are offering the opportunity for an intense 3-day course to suit the demands of adult learners seeking to gain a Level 2 qualification in English: for their own personal development, for employment reasons or to progress into further/higher education.

Please note, you need to be available and able to come to our Whittingham Road site on the 14th, 15th and 16th February in order to study this course. Attendance to all three days is compulsory.

Course content

In English you will be externally assessed in the form of a written exam that comprises of a reading and writing paper. In addition to this you will also complete two speaking and listening tasks that are internally assessed. The exams will take place during the three days of the course.

A Level 2 qualification in English will provide opportunity to study most level 3 programmes.

Functional Skills qualifications are recognised by most employers as a relevant English qualification.

Entry requirements

To study this course use must have a GCSE grade 3/D or a Level 1 Functional Skills qualification at ‘pass’ grade.


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Day, time and duration

14th, 15th, 16th February 2024


3 days

Start date

Wednesday 14th February


Functional Skills and GCSE English and Maths are free of charge for anyone who has not achieved a C/4 or above in those subjects.

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