functional skills english qualification

Functional Skills Qualification in English

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PFS Team October 5, 2023


Functional Skills qualifications in English are vital for students to progress onto higher education, or for lots of job applications and apprenticeships. A Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification in English is equivalent to a grade 4, or C, at GCSE. We have lots of learners from different backgrounds, whether you weren’t born in this country, struggled in school, or whatever the reason, Pass Functional Skills can help.

Submit the form below, and one of our friendly team will be in touch to explain what functional skills English qualifications are, and discuss your options.

Functional Skills Exams

Whether you are looking to book your functional skills English Level 2 exam to be able to move onto higher education, or for job / apprenticeship applications, or you are looking at the Level 1 qualification to improve your maths skills, we can help. All of our exams are Ofqual regulated, meaning that they will be accepted nationwide.

Exams can be sat from the comfort of your own home with remove invigilation, at several times throughout the day, and all year round, with results takeing around 2 weeks, offering a much more flexible alternative to GCSEs.

For information about English exam bookings, watch the video below.


At Pass Functional Skills, we also offer a fast track service, by which if you need the qualification soon and you believe that you are ready to pass, you can register directly for the English exams and sit them in a few days. We guarantee the fastest turnaround for functional skills exams and results nationwide.

Level 1 Exam

Level 2 Exam

Functional Skills English Revision

Pass Functional Skills offer market leading online functional skills courses for English. Start off with the initial assessment diagnostic to see which course you should take.

You can find out more about our diagnostic assessments for both maths and English using the links below:

As well as online courses, we offer lots of free revision materials, including web pages, worksheets and model answers. Revise now:


If you would prefer to talk to someone from the functional skills support team directly, call this number:

Functional Skills English Helpline: 020 4574 9155

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Pass Functional Skills Team

We help thousands of students each year with revision, courses and online exams.