Functional Skills Qualification level 1 English

Functional Skills Qualification level 1 English

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Course Overview

The Level 1 Awards in English Skills are aimed at:
Learners who are returning to learning and need to gain confidence in English s skills before progressing to further study, for example, adults returning to learning on Access programmes or teacher training qualifications where there is a requirement for a specific standard of English s may undertake these qualifications to develop underpinning English skills before completing the specified English qualifications required for their course.
Learners who have progressed from Entry Level English qualifications and need additional time to prepare before undertaking full English qualifications at Level 1.
Learners who achieved GCSE English at Level 1 and wish to improve their underpinning skills in Mathematics to enable achievement at Level 2 in GCSE English


Functional Skills Qualification level 1 English


8-12 weeks average course length

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The qualifications have been developed in response to the need to replace the Adult Literacy and Numeracy qualifications at Level 1 and 2. The Government agenda is that people should attain GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade A* – C wherever possible, but it is accepted that they may require stepping stones to enable them to reach that target.


There are no formal entry requirements for learners undertaking these qualifications. Learners will range from those with emerging skills in mathematics to those who are starting to apply their developing knowledge and skills to everyday situations.
16 years and over


valid passport (any nationality);
signed UK photo card driving license;
valid warrant card issued by HM Forces, Police;
Other photographic ID card, e.g. valid warrant card issued by HM Forces, Police and employee ID card, student ID card, travel card. 
In the event that a learner is unable to produce any of the forms of photographic identification listed above, a Centre may accept another form of identity containing a signature, for example a credit card or a third-party representative, such as a Line Manager, Human Resources Manager or invigilator, will be accepted.



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