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English Functional Skills

Functional Skills are nationally recognised qualifications that give recognition for everyday skills.

Our English course is delivered as an online programme which will help you develop vital skills. It is available from Entry Level to Level 1 and Level 2. 

  • Qualification gained: NCFE Functional Skills in English
  • Place of study: Learn at work or home
  • Type of course: Online distance learning course
  • Assessment: Invigilated test + practical assessment
  • Course duration: 8 to 10 weeks (6 hours a week)

Full tutor and customer service support will be provided throughout the course.

What you will learn

Taking part in discussions

Communicating using appropriate language

Identifying main points from a text

Understanding and comparing different types of text

Distinguishing fact and opinion

Locating information

Responding by email and letter

Writing for different purposes

Using appropriate style and tone

Formal and informal language

Planning your writing

Organising information

Using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation


  • A flexible distance learning course
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Improve your skills and career opportunities
  • Study at work or at home
  • Study at your own pace - whenever it suits you
  • We will assign a personal tutor to give you the support you need