Exam Information - English Functional Skills Onscreen Exam - At Home
Results are emailed to candidates 10-14 working days after the test but can take up to 28 days.
Functional Skills certificates are posted up to two weeks after the results have been issued.
GCSE Equivalent Qualification accepted by colleges, universities and training providers.
One reading exam – 75 minutes.
(Require 23 from 35 marks for a Pass)
One writing exam – 60 minutes.
(Require 23 from 36 marks for a Pass)
One speaking test – 60 up to minutes.
(Result: Pass or Fail)
Speaking tests are conducted online via Zoom.
The aims of Functional Skills English Level 1 and Functional Skills English Level 2 qualifications are to develop learner understanding and skills in:
Functional Skills English Level 1
Functional Skills Speaking, Listening and Communication – take full part in formal and informal discussions and exchanges that include unfamiliar subjects.
Functional Skills Reading – read and understand a range of straightforward texts.
Functional Skills Writing – write a range of texts to communicate information, ideas and opinions using formats and styles suitable for their purpose and audience.
Functional Skills English Level 2
Speaking, Listening and Communication – make a range of contributions to discussions in a range of contexts, including those that are unfamiliar, and make effective presentations.
Functional Skills Reading – select, read, understand and compare texts and use them to gather information, ideas, arguments and opinions.
Functional Skills Writing – write a range of texts, including extended written documents communication information, ideas and opinions, effectively and persuasively.
Functional Skills English Level 1 and Functional Skills English Level 2 qualifications are designed to give learners the skills to operate confidently, effectively and independently in education, work and everyday life. Functional Skills English Level 2 have been created in response to employers’ perceptions that many learners are not achieving a sufficiently firm grounding in the basics.