English (4720) (4725)

This specification, Functional English Level 1 and Level 2 (4720, 4725), gives students practical skills for the modern world and helps them get the most from life, learning and work.

This specification aims to ensure students have good communication skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. It assesses whether students can use these skills in everyday situations.

Often a student's first accredited qualification in English, this course can be used in preparation for GCSE. It is suitable for a wide ability range and is used by many schools as a replacement for SATs.

There are no prior learning requirements for this pass/fail qualification.

Related specifications

This specification, Functional English, is available at two levels:

  • Level 1 (specification code 4720)
  • Level 2 (specification code 4725).

Entry Level Functional English is a different specification suitable for people working towards this qualification.


Codes and references

Qualification type Functional Skills
Specification title English (4720)
Specification code 4725
Certification code 4721 Level 1
4726 Level 2
QAN codes 50087010

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