12 hours a week min ( 45 guided learning hours overall)
Typically this English Level 2 (Functional Skills) course will take 3 to 6 months to complete.
We work through the following steps:
A successful learner will be skilled at:
No prior knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are required before learners register for this qualification.
There is no requirement for prior qualifications. All applications are assessed on an individual basis.
On completion of this qualification a learner should:
In three or more texts.
Learning will be via Distance Learning. Your course will be delivered through online assessment using our latest Virtual Learning Environment, one to one tutorials with your Tutor (phone, e-mail & face-to-face Skype) and group web based webinars. (See Study Style)
You will be expected to typically commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week independent study to suit your personal circumstances. This is the recommended guideline to support you to achieve your English Level 2 course.
A requirement for learners to apply their learning to actual events and activity within the sector.
The awarding body is Edexcel:
A Functional Skills qualification in English at Level 2 (NQF)
On successful completion of these courses you will receive a Level 2 Certificate for each of the following: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening
A Level 2 course pass is similar to having a GCSE @ grade C (however, first check with your preferred University, College or Employer that they accept this course as an alternative to a GCSE.)
This qualification helps boost learners’ career prospects by giving them the skills, knowledge and understanding that employers and educators look for. They also provide career development opportunities for those already in work.
Students learn through English e-book’s and completing activities in line with the syllabus. The tutor will support and give feed back and guide learners in developing their English skills.
A formal exam is taken when the Tutor & Student agree they are ready. The exam is a pass or fail. It can be re-taken if needed and additional support provided.
a/ There is 1 online (or paper based) exam for Reading
b/ There is 1 online (or paper based) exam for Writing
c/ There is also an online observed (or recorded) group discussion and presentation for speaking and listening.
There are a range of assessment techniques for the subjects covered which include online assignments using our Virtual Learning Environment, reflective accounts, witness testimonies, subject related discussions with your tutor and developing projects. These are all assessed at either pass or fail for the English Level 2 course.
There are 3 components, each worth 33.3% :
Speaking, Listening and Communications – 2 activities
Reading – onscreen – 45 mins – 3 texts – 25 marks
Writing – onscreen – 45 minutes – 2 tasks – 25 marks
No formal qualifications are required. Just your drive and enthusiasm to take and finish the English Level 2 course.
Skill standards Coverage:
2.1 Select and use different types of texts to obtain and utilise relevant information
2.2 Read and summarise, succinctly, information/ideas from different sources
2.3 Identify the purposes of texts and comment on how meaning is conveyed
2.4 Detect point of view, implicit meaning and/or bias
2.5 Analyse texts in relation to audience needs and consider suitable responses
In three or more texts.
3.1 Present information/ideas concisely, logically, and persuasively
3.2 Present information on complex subjects clearly and concisely
3.3 Use a range of writing styles for different purposes
3.4 Use a range of sentence structures, including complex sentences, and paragraphs to organise written communication effectively
3.5 Punctuate written text using commas, apostrophes and inverted commas accurately
3.6 Ensure written work is fit for purpose and audience, with accurate spelling and grammar that support clear meaning in a range of text types.
Students are able to progress into Higher Education or enhance their career prospects. Students primarily progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Business, Economics and Accounting. These may include some of the following areas of Degree level study: Business Studies, Marketing, Economics, Accountancy, Business Management, Trading and Finance related degrees.
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