English Language Functional Skills

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PFS Team October 2, 2023

For functional skills English qualifications, there is no dedicated English Language functional skills exam like there is at school. The language part is incorporated within the reading exam, which is one of three exams you would need to sit to achieve the level 2 qualification. The other exams consist of a writing exam, and a speaking, listening and communicating (SLC) exam. The functional skills qualification is designed for adults, so differs to the traditional English Language and English literature subjects at school.

If you are needing a qualification in English Language functional skills, then complete the form below and one of our friendly team will be in touch to discuss our options with you.

There are different things to consider if you are needing an English level 2 qualification. If you are an adult learner, then we recommend taking the Functional Skills English Level 2 qualification, since you can sit the exam from home, and receive results in as little as 2 weeks after sitting. Other options include a full English GCSE resit, or a GCSE English Equivalency. To discuss your options, call one of our support team via the number below:

English Language Functional Skills Helpline: 020 4574 9155

Book your English Functional skills exams below.

Level 2 English Exam 

Level 1 English Exam


Functional Skills English Revision

At pass functional skills, we offer lots of revision to help you study for your English functional skills exam, including revision pages, practice questions, and worksheets. If you are starting out on your functional skills journey, then try our free initial assessment diagnostic to see what level you are studying at.

Click the link below to find out more information about our English diagnostic tests.

English Diagnostic Tests


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