This intensive course will help you revise for the Functional Skills Level 2 English exam in 6 weeks. On passing the Functional Skills English Level 2, you will get the equivalent of a GCSE C or 4 (new classification) and would be able to use it to complete an apprenticeship, an access to higher education course or apply to university.
There are no age restrictions for working towards this qualification and no specific prior achievements required. However, it may be useful to have completed an English qualification at Level 1.
Study method and support
- This is an online course that allows you to study from anywhere and at any time.
- Unlimited Email support (work marked and feedback given)
- Weekly phone/ remote tuition support (30 min each) – (Zoom, Appear-in)
- Two mock exams (week 6) with feedback given to determine if you are exam ready.
This is a revision course and prepares you for the Functional Skills English Level 2 exam, which you should take separately.
- Identify the different situations when the main points are sufficient and when it is important to have specific details.
- Compare information, ideas and opinions in different texts, including how they are conveyed.
- Identify implicit and inferred meaning in texts.
- Understand the relationship between textual features and devices, and how they can be used to shape meaning for different audiences and purposes.
- Use a range of reference materials and appropriate resources (e.g. glossaries,legends/keys) for different purposes, including to find the meanings of words in straightforward and complex sources.
- Understand organisational features and use them to locate relevant information in a range of straightforward and complex sources.
- Analyse texts, of different levels of complexity, recognising their use of vocabulary and identifying levels of formality and bias.
- Follow an argument, identifying different points of view and distinguishing fact from opinion.
- Identifydifferent styles of writing and writer’s voice.
- Communicate information, ideas and opinions clearly, coherently and effectively.
- Write text of an appropriate level of detail and of appropriate length (including where this is specified) to meet the needs of purpose and audience.
- Organise writing for different purposes using appropriate format and structure (e.g. standard templates, paragraphs, bullet points, tables).
- Convey clear meaning and establish cohesion using organisational markers effectively.
- Use different language and register (e.g. persuasive techniques, supporting evidence, specialist words), suited to audience and purpose.
- Construct complex sentences consistently and accurately, using paragraphs where appropriate.
Speaking and Listening
- Identify relevant information from extended explanations or presentations.
- Follow narratives and lines of argument.
- Respond effectively to detailed or extended questions and feedback.
- Make requests and ask detailed and pertinent questions to obtain specific information in a range of contexts.
- Communicate information, ideas and opinions clearly and effectively, providing further detail and development if required.
- Express opinions and arguments and support them with relevant and persuasive evidence.
- Use language that is effective, accurate and appropriate to context and situation.
- Make relevant and constructive contributions to move discussion forward.
- Adapt contributions to discussions to suit audience, purpose and mediums.
- Interject and redirect discussion using appropriate language and register.