Functional Skills Level 2 English

At Skipton Tutors we support all learners with their level 2 English functional skills. This involves helping students to prepare for the exam as well as actually booking the exam. Functional skills English level 2 is a qualification that is equivalent to a GCSE level 4, with over 100,000 people a year taking the exams for all sorts of reasons including access courses, apprenticeships and for employment. Many learners may not have studied English as an academic subject for many years, so getting back to basics and understanding the fundamentals of spelling, punctuation and grammar, is key.


You need to have the ability to comprehend the purpose of key texts for the reading exam. For the writing exam you have to be able to use all of the key language features previously mentioned with accuracy. As with any exam, practice makes perfect which is why a large part of our functional skills English level 2 tuition focuses on setting students reading and writing tasks to complete and then going through the detail of their answers. The third component of the level 2 English qualification is the speaking, listening and communicating exam. This is all about communicating effectively. You will be asked to create a short presentation, where you will need to speak clearly and then interact with other learners in a question answer session after, ensuring to demonstrate listening skills as well as being able to speak and communicate effectively.


Contact Skipton Tutors to get support with functional skills English level 2 and we will get you set up with the best resources available as well as help you with getting the actual exam booked in either online or at a local centre.

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