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Functional Skills English

At Ilkley Tuition, we are committed to helping individuals of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds gain their Functional Skills English qualifications. These skills are vital for improving employment prospects, gaining admission to university, and participating in apprenticeship training programs, particularly if a GCSE English grade C or higher is not held.

Functional Skills English refers to a set of English language qualifications that aim to develop practical language skills for use in real life situations. These qualifications are offered in the UK by several awarding bodies such as City and Guilds, Pearson Edexcel, and open awards.

Functional Skills English includes the fundamentals aspects of the English Language, consisting of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Offered at various levels, from Entry Level 1 to Level 2, these qualifications cater to learners of all ages and backgrounds. They are becoming increasingly popular compared to conventional English Language qualifications like GCSEs.

Functional Skills English assessments are designed to be practical and applicable to real life situations. The assessments may require learners to complete tasks such as filling out a job application form, drafting a letter of complaint, or presenting on a topic of their choice. While computer based assessments are common, paper based options are also available for those who prefer it

Employers and educational institutions value Functional Skills English qualifications highly as they demonstrate that the learner has the practical English language skills essential for success in both the workplace and further studies. These qualifications are also recognized as valuable for individuals looking to enhance their English language skills for personal or professional reasons

If you require assistance in obtaining a Functional Skills English Level 1 or Level 2 certification, please feel free to reach out to Ilkley Tuition. We would be happy to help you achieve your goals.


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