Functional Skills English

  • Teaching from: September 2019
  • Exams from: January 2020
  • Specification code: Draft 8720 8725

This draft specification for Functional Skills English Level 1 and Level 2 (8720, 8725), is designed to equip learners with the life skills they need to succeed. It aims to ensure learners can communicate with confidence and independence and offers excellent preparation for employment and further education.

Often a learner’s first accredited qualification in English, this course can be used in preparation for GCSE English Language. There are no prior learning requirements for this pass/fail qualification.

This draft qualification has not yet been accredited by Ofqual. It is published to enable teachers to have early sight of our proposed approach to the new specification. Further changes may be required and no assurance can be given that this proposed qualification will be made available in its current form, or that it will be accredited in time for first teaching.

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