Learning English is a rewarding experience and essential to progressing in life, learning and career. An English course should be insightful, accessible, achievable and fun. Often equivalent to GCSE English, our Functional Skills English Level 2 gives you just that. Delivered in easy-to-follow terms, functional skills cut out the noise and gives students exactly what they want – transferable reading, writing and communication skills to reach the next step of their learning journey or career.
Functional Skills English prepares you for post-study by equipping you with vital real-world skills. Ever had trouble filling out forms, understanding technical letters or presenting your ideas to others? If so, functional skills were made for you! Furthermore, they’re officially recognised by NCFE, easier to digest, obtain and are fully accepted by employers, colleges and universities. It’s a total win-win situation!
87% of employers value Functional Skills for their approach to applied skills, flexible assessment and problem solving. (Education and Training Foundation)
Develop the key aspects of English, such as creating effective presentations to adapting work to suit an audience, purpose or situation. In addition, you’ll also gather information, compare texts, and learn to communicate your ideas and opinions in a persuasive way. Perfect for people of all backgrounds, including foreign students. In fact, it’s an ideal companion course for anyone looking for a GCSE equivalent qualification.
In today’s world, strong English and Maths skills are incredibly important. We recommend coupling your Functional Skills English with Functional Skills Maths Level 2. So, give yourself a fighting chance with two qualifications that will make a difference to your future. Equally important, you’ll get unlimited support and six practise papers to aid your reading and writing and achieve your goals.
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It takes around 45 hours of study to complete this course.
You have up to six months in total to complete this course but on average takes learners around 2-3 months to complete. Don’t worry if you go over the six months though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your unlimited tutor support.
Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.
There are three units of study with all the information you need to succeed. You’ll undertake six practice papers that are to be submitted and marked by your tutor. Upon passing these practise papers and with the approval of your tutor, you will undertake your final examinations.
At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE CACHE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.
Make a range of contributions to discussions in a range of contexts, including those that are unfamiliar, and make effective presentations. You’ll consider complex information, present ideals clearly to others, participate in discussions and adapt your contributions to suit an audience, purpose and situation.
Select, read, understand and compare texts and use them to gather information, ideas, arguments and other opinions. You’ll be able to obtain and use relevant information, summarise ideas from different sources, identify and comment of the purpose of texts, detect bias, analyse texts in relation to audience needs and consider suitable responses in relation to three or more texts.
Write a range of texts, including extended written documents, communicating information, ideas and opinions effectively and persuasively. You’ll learn to present information logically, concisely, and use various writing styles for different purposes. Finally, you’ll consider sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation to ensure you communicate with your audiences effectively.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).
This is the 2nd course I’ve done with Oxbridge Home Learning and I thoroughly enjoyed both of them. The exams were easy to book and the exam space used was lovely.
Studying in my own time meant that I could keep my job, and spend more time reading when needed, as English is not my first language.
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