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Online Functional Skills English Exam

Key Points

  • Use English, confident in your understanding of the subject
  • Improve your employment prospects
  • Become eligible for university courses
  • Gain a nationally recognised alternative to GCSE English
  • Take your Functional Skills English exam online
  • No physical attendance required to complete the course

About your Exam

This online Functional Skills English exam allows you to gain your qualification from home, without the need, inconvenience and cost of travelling to an exam centre.

This allows you to take your exam at a time and date that works for you. If you’re juggling a full-time job and/or a family this can make the difference between having the opportunity to gain your qualification and not.

This option is also beneficial for anyone with physical disabilities that can make travelling a challenge. Or anyone with mental health issues, where going into an exam environment could be overwhelming.

Or, quite simply, if you’d rather take the exam in the privacy of your own home, without other learners all around you.

Achieving the qualification in Functional Skills English proves that you can use English correctly in a number of contexts in life and at work. Most colleges and universities accept Functional Skills Qualifications as a recognised GCSE equivalent.

How it Works

Our online Functional Skills English exam allows you to sit the exam using your computer rather than a paper test you complete by hand.

The exam is still invigilated using our remote classroom technology, so you’ll need a functioning webcam and microphone. But we will provide you with our guide to remote exams when you book, so you can fully understand the process.

We will also give you 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 putting your newly developed skills to work.

Our Functional Skills exams are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and are delivered by our partner, Future Skills, a divisionn of learndirect.  They are accredited by NCFE,  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

Great news... there are no entry requirements for this bundle! All you need is a laptop or computer with an internet connection for your learning.

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

When you're ready for your exam, please contact upskilluk@learndirect.com exams are available at any time on any day! The assessment of Speaking, Listening and communicating will be on a Friday morning. 

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.

Online Functional Skills English Exam

Key Points

  • Use English, confident in your understanding of the subject
  • Improve your employment prospects
  • Become eligible for university courses
  • Gain a nationally recognised alternative to GCSE English
  • Take your Functional Skills English exam online
  • No physical attendance required to complete the course

About your Exam

This online Functional Skills English exam allows you to gain your qualification from home, without the need, inconvenience and cost of travelling to an exam centre.

This allows you to take your exam at a time and date that works for you. If you’re juggling a full-time job and/or a family this can make the difference between having the opportunity to gain your qualification and not.

This option is also beneficial for anyone with physical disabilities that can make travelling a challenge. Or anyone with mental health issues, where going into an exam environment could be overwhelming.

Or, quite simply, if you’d rather take the exam in the privacy of your own home, without other learners all around you.

Achieving the qualification in Functional Skills English proves that you can use English correctly in a number of contexts in life and at work. Most colleges and universities accept Functional Skills Qualifications as a recognised GCSE equivalent.

How it Works

Our online Functional Skills English exam allows you to sit the exam using your computer rather than a paper test you complete by hand.

The exam is still invigilated using our remote classroom technology, so you’ll need a functioning webcam and microphone. But we will provide you with our guide to remote exams when you book, so you can fully understand the process.

We will also give you 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 putting your newly developed skills to work.

Our Functional Skills exams are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and are delivered by our partner, Future Skills, a divisionn of learndirect.  They are accredited by NCFE,  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

Great news... there are no entry requirements for this bundle! All you need is a laptop or computer with an internet connection for your learning.

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

When you're ready for your exam, please contact upskilluk@learndirect.com exams are available at any time on any day! The assessment of Speaking, Listening and communicating will be on a Friday morning. 

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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