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Functional Skills Qualification in English

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MME Team 5 October 2023

Completing the Functional Skills Qualification in English is essential for anyone wanting to move onto higher education, or better their employment chances. The Level 2 Functional Skills qualification in English is equivalent to a 4 / C at GCSE, which is what most Universities, employers and providers require. 

At MME, we can help you with your Functional Skills English level 2 and level 1 exams and courses. We recommend the Pass Functional Skills service, who offer market-leading online courses and Ofqual regulated exams. 

Submit the form below and one of our functional skills support team will be in touch. 

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The functional skills English qualifications are split up into 3 distinct sections: Reading, Writing, and Speaking, Listening & Communicating. Each one is sat as a separate exam. The qualification is designed to provide learners with skills to improve their everyday function. The exams for Functional Skills English provide questions in real-life situations and scenarios, writing reports and letters, and participating in conversation. These exams are designed to be relevant to student’s every day lives, making them more accessible and relatable, especially for adult learners. Pass Functional Skills exams are sat online from the comfort of your own home, with 1-1 remote invigilation. You can sit these exams at multiple times throughout the day, year round. 

Functional Skills English Exam

You can gain a qualification in 5 different levels of functional skills English, from entry level 1 to Level 2. The Level 2 qualification is what you would need if you require a grade 4 or C in your GCSE English or equivalent. The other levels are stepping stones up to Level 2, to build your confidence with English. 

The course offerings provided by Pass Functional Skills include everything that you need to prepare for your exam, including video tutorials, practice questions, exam questions per topic and mock exams. Each question includes written or video solutions, and the results are stored so you can track your progress. 

Functional Skills English Course

If you need any support with your functional skills level 2 equivalents then you are welcome to 

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