Functional Skills controlled assessment packs 1 and 2 have been retired and are now available as sample papers, and can be found under the Assessment Materials section. Please note these are no longer live papers and must be used for sample purposes only.
About this qualification:
The purpose of the Functional Skills English Level 1 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.
Who is it suitable for?
This qualification is suitable for learners studying the following:
• Alternative to GCSE
• As a standalone qualification
There are no pre-entry requirements for this qualification and no minimum age requirement has been set for registration.
This qualification is assessed via 2 external assessments and one controlled assessment.
The external assessments cover the following components:
The controlled assessment covers the following component:
• Speaking, Listening and Communicating
This qualification can take up to a year to achieve or 3 months for refreshers preparing for university entry.