Centre Based Functional Skills English Exam

Open Awards Centre Based Functional Skills English Exam

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Open Awards Centre Based Functional Skills English Exam

If you want to sit a functional skills exam and can make it to one of our offices then this page has all the information you need! We run functional skills exams all year round to help make scheduling one easy and convenient for you, and most importantly so that it fits in with your learning plan.

To sit your exam you will need to visit one of our test centres in either Birmingham, Sheffield or Bude where exams are run every month. When you arrive you will greeted by one of our team who will help get you prepped and ready to do and revisit all the exams rules before getting you started. If for whatever reason you can't make it to one of our test centres please take a look at our range of home-based exam solutions. These may well fit in better with your work or childcare arrangements. We know just how important it is to achieve that level 2 or level 1 qualification so we have done our best to create a flexible range of solutions for you to choose from.

Most colleges and universities accept Functional Skills Qualifications as a recognised GCSE equivalent. Achieving the qualification in Functional Skills English proves that you can use everyday English to solve problems in life and at work. It is a sought after qualification in the workplace and the world of education which is why it opens up so many doors. Alternatively, if you want to improve your day to day English skills this qualification will give you more confidence so reading complex information and writing that work email will feel much easier.

If you don't feel that you are quite 100% exam ready please do look at our other 'Supported' and 'Bundle' study options. These include some 1:1 tutorial support and marked mocks that could help make it easier to ensure you get that first-time pass! Give us a call if you would like more information, our team will be happy to chat through the options so you can choose the option that is right for you.

Our Functional Skills exams are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and are delivered by learndirect and accredited by Open Awards. Open Awards is an Awarding Organisation approved by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) – the regulatory body who regulate qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

Qualification: Open Awards Centre Based Functional Skills English Exam

When you’ve passed your exam, you’ll have a nationally recognised qualification in Functional Skills English:

  • Open Awards Level 1 Functional Skills English (Ofqual code = 603/4604/8)
  • Open Awards Level 2 Functional Skills English (Ofqual code = 603/4605/X)

Achieving the Functional Skills qualification will enable you to go on to further education programmes and can also give you access to some universities (we advise confirming this with the university this before you start your course).

Requirements for Entry

Functional Skills qualifications are available in England only.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Future Skills is a division of learndirect responsible for creating innovate content and learning to help people succeed in core skill areas such as English, Maths and ICT. The expert Future Skills team have the knowledge and benefit of helping over a 100,000 learners successfully pass their functional skills exams. Here at Stonebridge all our functional skills learning content is provided by Future Skills. In addition if you choose to study one of our Supported or Specialised functional skills packages you will have access to a Future Skills subject matter specialist as your tutor. 

The Functional Skills English qualification from Open Awards consists of two online exams, covering Reading and Writing, and an assessment in Speaking, Listening and Communicating. To achieve the qualification, you must pass all three elements, and prove that you can do the following:

  • Identify bias in written pieces
  • Compare authors and detect how reliable the opinions of authors are
  • Adapt your writing style and structure to suit different readers
  • Adequately spell and punctuate
  • Use correct grammar
  • Interact verbally in a group, displaying good speaking and listening skills
  • Communicate well with others

Your exam will be the Open Awards Functional Skills qualification in English. There are two levels available, depending on which exam you choose to take you will receive either the:

  • Open Awards Level 1 Functional Skills English (Ofqual code = 603/4604/8)
  • Open Awards Level 2 Functional Skills English (Ofqual code = 603/4605/X)

 

Functional skills exams are available in our centres on the following days:

Centre location

Day

A.M.

P.M.

Sheffield

First Monday of every month

Yes

Yes

Birmingham

First Friday of every month

Yes

No

Bude

First Friday of every month

Yes

Yes

 

Before you can book your exam, if you have paid by an instalment plan, all your payments must be up to date at the point of booking. It is not possible to book an exam date before the final payment of your payment plan is due to be successfully made. As an example, if you are up to date with your payment plan and two payments are due in the future, an exam can be booked, however the exam date booking must be after the final payment is due to be successfully received. If you need to bring this date forward our team can work with you to bring your payment plan forward.

Your exam will be the Open Awards Functional Skills qualification in English. There are two levels available, depending on which exam you choose to take you will receive either the:

  • Open Awards Level 1 Functional Skills English (Ofqual code = 603/4604/8)
  • Open Awards Level 2 Functional Skills English (Ofqual code = 603/4605/X)

 

Functional skills exams are available in our centres on the following days:

Centre location

Day

A.M.

P.M.

Sheffield

First Monday of every month

Yes

Yes

Birmingham

First Friday of every month

Yes

No

Bude

First Friday of every month

Yes

Yes

 

Before you can book your exam, if you have paid by an instalment plan, all your payments must be up to date at the point of booking. It is not possible to book an exam date before the final payment of your payment plan is due to be successfully made. As an example, if you are up to date with your payment plan and two payments are due in the future, an exam can be booked, however the exam date booking must be after the final payment is due to be successfully received. If you need to bring this date forward our team can work with you to bring your payment plan forward.

Open Awards Centre Based Functional Skills English Exam

If you want to sit a functional skills exam and can make it to one of our offices then this page has all the information you need! We run functional skills exams all year round to help make scheduling one easy and convenient for you, and most importantly so that it fits in with your learning plan.

To sit your exam you will need to visit one of our test centres in either Birmingham, Sheffield or Bude where exams are run every month. When you arrive you will greeted by one of our team who will help get you prepped and ready to do and revisit all the exams rules before getting you started. If for whatever reason you can't make it to one of our test centres please take a look at our range of home-based exam solutions. These may well fit in better with your work or childcare arrangements. We know just how important it is to achieve that level 2 or level 1 qualification so we have done our best to create a flexible range of solutions for you to choose from.

Most colleges and universities accept Functional Skills Qualifications as a recognised GCSE equivalent. Achieving the qualification in Functional Skills English proves that you can use everyday English to solve problems in life and at work. It is a sought after qualification in the workplace and the world of education which is why it opens up so many doors. Alternatively, if you want to improve your day to day English skills this qualification will give you more confidence so reading complex information and writing that work email will feel much easier.

If you don't feel that you are quite 100% exam ready please do look at our other 'Supported' and 'Bundle' study options. These include some 1:1 tutorial support and marked mocks that could help make it easier to ensure you get that first-time pass! Give us a call if you would like more information, our team will be happy to chat through the options so you can choose the option that is right for you.

Our Functional Skills exams are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and are delivered by learndirect and accredited by Open Awards. Open Awards is an Awarding Organisation approved by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) – the regulatory body who regulate qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

Qualification: Open Awards Centre Based Functional Skills English Exam

When you’ve passed your exam, you’ll have a nationally recognised qualification in Functional Skills English:

  • Open Awards Level 1 Functional Skills English (Ofqual code = 603/4604/8)
  • Open Awards Level 2 Functional Skills English (Ofqual code = 603/4605/X)

Achieving the Functional Skills qualification will enable you to go on to further education programmes and can also give you access to some universities (we advise confirming this with the university this before you start your course).

Requirements for Entry

Functional Skills qualifications are available in England only.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Future Skills is a division of learndirect responsible for creating innovate content and learning to help people succeed in core skill areas such as English, Maths and ICT. The expert Future Skills team have the knowledge and benefit of helping over a 100,000 learners successfully pass their functional skills exams. Here at Stonebridge all our functional skills learning content is provided by Future Skills. In addition if you choose to study one of our Supported or Specialised functional skills packages you will have access to a Future Skills subject matter specialist as your tutor. 

The Functional Skills English qualification from Open Awards consists of two online exams, covering Reading and Writing, and an assessment in Speaking, Listening and Communicating. To achieve the qualification, you must pass all three elements, and prove that you can do the following:

  • Identify bias in written pieces
  • Compare authors and detect how reliable the opinions of authors are
  • Adapt your writing style and structure to suit different readers
  • Adequately spell and punctuate
  • Use correct grammar
  • Interact verbally in a group, displaying good speaking and listening skills
  • Communicate well with others

Your exam will be the Open Awards Functional Skills qualification in English. There are two levels available, depending on which exam you choose to take you will receive either the:

  • Open Awards Level 1 Functional Skills English (Ofqual code = 603/4604/8)
  • Open Awards Level 2 Functional Skills English (Ofqual code = 603/4605/X)

 

Functional skills exams are available in our centres on the following days:

Centre location

Day

A.M.

P.M.

Sheffield

First Monday of every month

Yes

Yes

Birmingham

First Friday of every month

Yes

No

Bude

First Friday of every month

Yes

Yes

 

Before you can book your exam, if you have paid by an instalment plan, all your payments must be up to date at the point of booking. It is not possible to book an exam date before the final payment of your payment plan is due to be successfully made. As an example, if you are up to date with your payment plan and two payments are due in the future, an exam can be booked, however the exam date booking must be after the final payment is due to be successfully received. If you need to bring this date forward our team can work with you to bring your payment plan forward.

Your exam will be the Open Awards Functional Skills qualification in English. There are two levels available, depending on which exam you choose to take you will receive either the:

  • Open Awards Level 1 Functional Skills English (Ofqual code = 603/4604/8)
  • Open Awards Level 2 Functional Skills English (Ofqual code = 603/4605/X)

 

Functional skills exams are available in our centres on the following days:

Centre location

Day

A.M.

P.M.

Sheffield

First Monday of every month

Yes

Yes

Birmingham

First Friday of every month

Yes

No

Bude

First Friday of every month

Yes

Yes

 

Before you can book your exam, if you have paid by an instalment plan, all your payments must be up to date at the point of booking. It is not possible to book an exam date before the final payment of your payment plan is due to be successfully made. As an example, if you are up to date with your payment plan and two payments are due in the future, an exam can be booked, however the exam date booking must be after the final payment is due to be successfully received. If you need to bring this date forward our team can work with you to bring your payment plan forward.

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