Functional Skills English Level 2 Course

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Functional Skills English Level 2 Course

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What can I do on this level 2 course?

Initial Assessment – The Pass Functional Skills English initial assessment is a bespoke, market-leading diagnostic test that is used to determine what level a student is currently working at, and suggests what course they should be enrolled on after completing it.

Subject Knowledge Assessment – Our free level 2 functional skills English online course starts with a subject knowledge assessment. This is a short series of questions that covers a wide range of the English functional skills specification and helps to determine what topic areas you need to work on.

Video Explanations – The key concepts of the functional skills English level 2 specifications are explained at every step along the way. Whether you are trying to understand how to use and apply grammar or you are getting into a writing task, the video tutorials are there to help!

Practice Exercises – Once you have an understanding of the method or area of English you are studying, then there will be a series of practice questions and exercises to test that knowledge and ensure you feel confident in the content you need to know for the exams.

Smart System – The level 2 English course has a smart tracking system that stores your answers and tracks your progress as you work through the course materials. You can then look back over your performance and revise the topic areas that you are weakest on, helping you to pass your exam first time.

Exam Questions – Once you have worked through the practice questions and have gained understanding and confidence, you can then move swiftly onto the level 2 English exam questions that are there to get you ready for exam day! There are also reading and writing AI marked mock exams, that provide you with marks and feedback on your answers in seconds!

Distinct Sections – The course is split up into multiple sections, reading, writing and an SLC section. Each section includes topics relevant to that topic, such as functional skills English level 2 speaking and listening examples in the SLC section, or presentational features questions and examples in the reading section.

AI Marked Mock Exams – The course is the only functional skills course on the market offering AI marked mock exams. Your answers are marked by AI and specific feedback is provided based on your answer – in seconds! The level 2 English online course has these mock exams for both Open Awards and City & Guilds.

Course Content

View our course curriculum map to see how the topics on our course match up to the specification points.

35 sections
Text types
Presentational features
Language features
Detail and Navigating Sources
Fact or Opinion
Formality and Bias
Point of View and Line of Argument
Style, Tone and Voice
Comparing Texts
Why are you Writing?
Formatting, Presentational and Language Features
Organisational Markers
Articles and Probability
Finalising your Writing
The Exam: Planning
The Exam: Checking
The Exam: Writing Effectively and Clearly
The Exam: Tips and Advice
The Exam: Word Bank
Line of Argument and Narratives
Extracting Information
Language in Context
Using Evidence
The Exam



Initial Assessment Diagnostic Test

Before starting the online functional skills level 2 English course, you can take a free bespoke, initial assessment diagnostic. This assessment accurately determines the level you are currently working at, and suggests a course for you to be enrolled on after completing it.

The current level system leads on from completing the initial assessment. It determines your level as you make your way through the course, and changes depending on how well you do on the tests.

This software is perfect for providers and tutors to monitor their students’ progress, but it also helps students themselves to see if they are making the progress that they need to.

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Subject Knowledge Assessment

The first step to completing the English course is to do the subject knowledge assessment. This determines a students capability and understanding across the curriculum.

Once completed, the student is provided with recommended topics, which are topics that the student should focus on when revising. If you need to pass quickly, then this can be invaluable in cutting down the amount of revision you have to do. If you have more time then it is worth working through all the topics to make sure you are feeling confident and pass first time.

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Keeping Track of Your Progress

The course is designed to make sure students can easily navigate around it, making it as easy as possible for students to use it and keep track of their progress. Students can do this via the dashboard section, which shows a student’s course completion, average scores, and latest results, allowing you to quickly revisit recent topics you have attempted.

You can also keep track of your progress using the current level, as previously mentioned, which is displayed at the top of the course.

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Video Tutorials, Practice Questions & Topic Tests

The course is split into 3 main sections, containing 35 topics in total, covering everything from the curriculum. Each topic contains 3 elements to work through; revision, practice questions, and topic tests.

The revision sections consist of tutorial videos by an expert tutor. We recommend watching these first to get an understanding of the course content. After that, have a go at the practice questions for that topic. The practice questions contain 5 quickfire style multiple choice questions, testing a students understanding of what they learned in the revision sections. Finally, try the topic tests. These consist of exam style questions, specifically for that topic. All questions contain instant feedback written solutions, explaining how to get to the correct answer. In each section, the system keeps track of your scores and progress!

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Mock Exams - AI marked with feedback!

The Functional Skills English Level 2 course includes market leading reading and writing AI marked mock exams for students to use in their revision.

These mock exams have been specifically designed to match the structure and question styling of what you would see in your real exam, and are automatically marked based on your answers using AI, meaning you can get examination standard marking and feedback in seconds – faster than any or teacher would be able to mark your answers!

Our Functional Skills English Level 2 mock exams are one of the best ways to prepare for your upcoming functional skills English online exam.

If you want some paper functional skills English level 2 mock papers that are printed in A4 booklets, we also offer these.

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Booking your exam

Once you complete the course, and are averaging over 60% on the course materials, you should feel confident that you are ready to sit and pass your exam on the first attempt.

Book your Functional Skills English exam here, choosing a date and time that suits you, or choosing to book your exam now and choose the date later. Whichever works for you.

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English Level 2 Course FAQ's

Yes! Pass rates of those completing our functional skills L2 English course are exceptionally high. If you put the work into the course, then you will see huge improvements with the vast majority of learners passing their level 2 exam first time.

Yes, this functional skills level 2 online course is relevant to City & Guilds, NCFE, Open Awards, AQA, Edexcel (Pearson) and all the other major exam boards. All exam boards have to follow the level 2 curriculum as set out by the government, which is why their specifications are similar and our course is suitable for all.

This is one of the most commonly asked questions. The recommended study time is 50 hours but this can vary a lot from person to person. Some students spend 5 hours revising and are ready to pass others need more than the 50 hours. With the self-study course option we offer, you can take the time you need to prepare.

As long as you need it! The standard duration of the level 2 courses is 12 months, but we can extend this for you if required.

Yes the course covers all areas of the level 2 English exam and is designed to help you pass first time. It covers functional skills English level 2 writing, SLC (Speaking, Listening and Communication) and English reading functional skills level 2.

Yes, you can access parts of the functional skills English level 2 online course for free, but to get the best resources and improve your chances of passing we do recommend to go for full course access.

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  1. The English functional course was very helpful in helping me to get to grips with that was needed to pass the exam.

  2. The course was the best thing I found to help with my functional skills English revision. pass functional skills have been a great website for revision

  3. Good to help with revision for English level 2

  4. Course was good in giving a clear series of tasks to undertake. I found the videos useful and the notes too.

  5. Detailed course with all the descriptions and videos you need

  6. The course was good and I recommend to others getting ready for the English level 2 exam.

  7. I did a couple of functional skills English level 2 courses both at college and on my own. This is the most well structured and tells you what you need to know for the exam.

  8. The course for English does have everything you need. Just be patient working through it and you will get there.

  9. Useful but pretty boring

  10. I did the level 2 English course in just over 3 weeks and it really did help me to pass my exams

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