Functional Skills English Course

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Functional Skills Level 1/2 English Course (Classroom or Online)

The purpose of the Functional Skills English Level 2 qualification is to prepare the learner for work, study, and life. Learners who achieve this qualification will demonstrate the ability to read, write, speak, listen, and communicate in English. Learners will be able to apply these skills effectively to a range of purposes in the workplace and in real life situations.

If you left school some time ago, it’s too late to get your vital GCSE qualifications with us. We offer maths functional skills at level 1 and 2. Our functional skills qualifications are nationally recognised and are equivalent to GCSE Level.

Level 1 qualification is equivalent to GCSE grade D-G.
Level 2 qualification is equivalent to GCSE grade A*-C.

Course Options

This course is available to study in Online or Classroom.

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Price: £250.00



Price: £450.00

Our Locations :

129 Evington road, Leicester, LE2 1QJ

120 Melton Road, Leicester, LE4 5ED

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Course overview

The course will allow you to study with us in Classroom based environment or distance learning at your own pace.

Whichever method you choose to learn with us, you will receive all of the course material and support from our qualified and experienced tutors. We will be giving you advice and helping you throughout your course to support your learning journey.

The Award is suitable for:

This course is recommended for learners who are aiming to meet university entry requirements for GCSE or are preparing to apply for the Access course. This is flexible course which is suitable to meet learner’s needs. This qualification is nationally recognised by colleges, universities, and employers as an equivalent to GCSE. This course aims to help people who would like a Functional Skills qualification in English or who would like to do a GCSE but have not been in education for some time. We can help you develop your English skills prior to a GCSE course. This qualification is suitable for learners studying the following:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Traineeships
  • Study Programme
  • Alternative to GCSE
  •  T-Levels
  • As a standalone qualification.

Study Method:

At Bright Learning centre, this course is delivered by our qualified and experienced tutors. We deliver this course to meet individual’s needs, therefore you can complete this course by the following methods:

• Classroom-Based Learning
• Distance-based Learning/Online Learning

Classroom-Based Learning:

We offer classroom-based Functional skills English course in Leicester. The course is delivered over 2 hours per week. The classes are held at all our branches. We offer daytime, evenings, and weekends classes. The Classroom-based training will include sessions by a qualified and experienced tutor. Once you complete your training and ready to sit in your exam. We will book your final exam

Distance/Online Learning:

The distance learning course is completed at your own pace with a Tutor’s Support & Guidance. You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. We will provide you with all the necessary material by post or online learning portal once you book the course with us. Once you book this course, you will be given 12 weeks to complete your course. Once you are ready for the exam please inform us on

Note: please make sure you book your exam within the 3 months’ time otherwise you won’t be able to take the exam.


There are two written exams (one Reading, one Writing) and a speaking and listening assessment where you would have discussion with one other person, and you will be observed by your tutor. Functional Skills exams can be taken at regular times throughout the course when you are ready. Once you feel competent at the level you wish to gain, you will be required to take an invigilated exam. This can be done on the date of your choice from home/online or in our centre. Please note: You must book the exam/s within 3-months of purchase otherwise you will not be allowed to take the exam. If in the unfortunate event you are not successful in the exam, you will need to purchase the course package again.

Course content

Upon joining the course, you will undertake an initial assessment to determine your current level. You can progress from Entry Level to Level 1 and Level 2 of the programme. Gaining a functional skills English qualification can enhance job and learning opportunities. You will have the opportunity to improve:

Spelling, grammar, punctuation and types of text

Skimming, scanning and for detail

Discussions, presentations, following instructions

Extra info

Entry Requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however, candidates should already have a good understanding of this subject, ideally no less than one level below the level they wish to take. If you are taking this course online, candidates should already have a good understanding of IT. You will be required to complete an assessment in order to find out your level and identify the most appropriate level for you to start with.

What qualifications am I going to receive?

Once you pass your exam, you will receive nationally recognised English qualification.

Awarding Body

PEARSON is an Awarding Organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

PEARSON aim to provide qualifications that meet the needs of industry. They are designed by leading professionals and delivered to centres and learners with integrity and compliance in mind.

Career Progression

Functional skills LEVEL 2 Is equivalent to a GCSE Grade C. It allows you to excel in your work and personal life. Gaining a Functional Skills Qualification can help you secure entry into University as well as improve your chances getting into work, increase your earnings by giving you tools and knowledge that you can apply in everyday professional situations.

How long is the Course?

Even though we offer 3 months for you to complete the Functional skills course, but it all depends on you how quickly you get ready for the final exam. You can complete this qualification on your own pace. Once you feel competent to take exam, we will book it for you.


Yes, you will get full tutor support, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. Along with this, you will be provided with a comprehensive study guide that will help you achieve your qualification rather than just a list of assignments. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced and qualified to teach in their subject area.

This qualification lets you deliver unsupervised lessons/classes in the further education sector. It is the requirement by the government that any trainer/teacher holds a nationally recognised teaching qualification before starting their work. These include reading materials outlining the main concepts for each unit with an interactive presentation that should provide the theoretical knowledge you require.


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