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Functional Skills English Exam

Does the thought of an exam situation make you nervous? The answer could be sitting your exam in the comfort of your own home.  This means you can sit in your own place, without other learners or an invigilator present - we will be there with you using our remote classroom technology. We will provide you with our guide to remote exams when you book, so you can fully understand the process. We will have some time before the exam to make sure you know how to use the software, so that once the exam starts you'll feel relaxed and able to concentrate on showing off your skills.

Achieving the qualification in Functional Skills English proves that you have the English skills you need to function in everyday life and at work. Most colleges and universities accept Functional Skills Qualifications as a recognised GCSE equivalent.

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 to provide Functional Skills qualifications. Ofqual is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation – the regulatory body that regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

You can only take Functional Skills qualifications if you are a resident of England only.

In order to take your exam from home you need to ensure the following:

  • A desktop computer with a webcam or a laptop capable of running an up-to-date browser
  • A reliable and high-speed internet connection to support our virtual classroom technology (a download speed of 3mbps is recommended)
  • If your desktop or laptop does not have a built-in webcam, you need a separate webcam capable of 480p resolution video
  • Some paper, a pencil or a pen if you wish to use it for notes
  • That the room you take the exam in is private and will remain undisturbed for the duration of the exam

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)

Exams are available Monday to Friday, 9a.m. to 5p.m. subject to the availability of an invigilator. You must have a quiet room where you will not be disturbed. We will invigilate your exam using online classroom technology. The exams will be provided by our sister company, learndirect.

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.

Functional Skills English Exam

Does the thought of an exam situation make you nervous? The answer could be sitting your exam in the comfort of your own home.  This means you can sit in your own place, without other learners or an invigilator present - we will be there with you using our remote classroom technology. We will provide you with our guide to remote exams when you book, so you can fully understand the process. We will have some time before the exam to make sure you know how to use the software, so that once the exam starts you'll feel relaxed and able to concentrate on showing off your skills.

Achieving the qualification in Functional Skills English proves that you have the English skills you need to function in everyday life and at work. Most colleges and universities accept Functional Skills Qualifications as a recognised GCSE equivalent.

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 to provide Functional Skills qualifications. Ofqual is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation – the regulatory body that regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

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)

Exams are available Monday to Friday, 9a.m. to 5p.m. subject to the availability of an invigilator. You must have a quiet room where you will not be disturbed. We will invigilate your exam using online classroom technology. The exams will be provided by our sister company, learndirect.

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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