Functional Skill English gives students practical skills for the modern world and helps them get the most from life, learning and work. It is recognised by employers and most universities as being an equivalent level to GCSEs. This course is for those who do not have a current qualification (e.g. GCSE) in English Language, or whose qualification is more than five years old. These qualifications have been accredited onto the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and are eligible for public funding as determined by the Department for Education (DfE) under Section 96 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000.
It equips students with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to use and apply English in everyday life. Gaining these skills will ensure your students can get the most out of their future work and education. Functional English is a separate stand-alone qualification that can be taken whenever your students are ready. Students need to pass Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communication to gain the qualification.