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Open Awards Online Functional Skills English Exam

Does the thought of an exam situation make you nervous? Is it difficult for you to get to an exam centre during office hours?

This could be the answer you've been looking for! Imagine sitting in the comfort of your own home, using the computer you use all the time, and without other learners or an invigilator present. We will be there with you using our remote classroom technology. You can even choose to schedule your exam in the evening or on a Saturday morning if that is more convenient for you! 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 can use everyday English to solve problems in life and at work. Most colleges and universities accept Level 2 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 who regulate qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

Qualification: Open Awards Online 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 before you start your course).

Requirements for Entry

You can only take Functional Skills qualifications if you are resident in 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 should you wisdh to make notes
  • That the room you take the exam in is private and will remain undisturbed for the duration of the exam
  • That your speakers and microphone are functioning

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

Once you’re ready to book your exam, please contact upskilluk@learndirect.com. The beauty of this examination option is that you can do your exam on a weekday evening or the weekend.

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)

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 Online Functional Skills English Exam

Does the thought of an exam situation make you nervous? Is it difficult for you to get to an exam centre during office hours?

This could be the answer you've been looking for! Imagine sitting in the comfort of your own home, using the computer you use all the time, and without other learners or an invigilator present. We will be there with you using our remote classroom technology. You can even choose to schedule your exam in the evening or on a Saturday morning if that is more convenient for you! 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 can use everyday English to solve problems in life and at work. Most colleges and universities accept Level 2 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 who regulate qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

Qualification: Open Awards Online 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 before you start your course).

Requirements for Entry

You can only take Functional Skills qualifications if you are resident in 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 should you wisdh to make notes
  • That the room you take the exam in is private and will remain undisturbed for the duration of the exam
  • That your speakers and microphone are functioning

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

Once you’re ready to book your exam, please contact upskilluk@learndirect.com. The beauty of this examination option is that you can do your exam on a weekday evening or the weekend.

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)

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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