Functional Skills English

There are no planned changes to Functional Skills English for 2021 following Ofqual’s consultation

  • Teaching from: September 2019
  • Exams from: January 2020
  • Specification code: 8720 8725
  • QAN code: 603/4284/5 (Level 1); 603/4285/7 (Level 2)

This 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 recognised 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.

Specification

Specification at a glance

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Teaching resources

Plan

2

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Teach

Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

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Assess

18

Prepare your students for assessment. Past papers, mark schemes and example answers.

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Key dates

  • 24 February 2021 Exam for Functional Skills English Level 1 Reading (8720R)
    Series: March 2021
    Start time: am
    Duration: 1h
  • 24 February 2021 Exam for Functional Skills English Level 2 Reading (8725R)
    Series: March 2021
    Start time: am
    Duration: 1h
  • 24 February 2021 Exam for Functional Skills English Level 1 Writing (8720W)
    Series: March 2021
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 1h

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