Functional Skills English Level 1 Online Exam

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Functional Skills English Level 1 Online Exam

Sit an Ofqual-approved Functional Skills English Level 1 exam with Pass Functional Skills. All of our exams are online, so you can stay inside whilst getting the qualifications you need.

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Functional Skills English Level 1 Exam

The English Functional Skills Level 1 Online Exam that we provide at Pass Functional Skills is done remotely, so you won’t need to travel anywhere to sit the exam. As long as you have a good internet connection, you are able to sit the exam in your own home.

  • Select a date for your Functional Skills English Level 1 Writing, Reading and SLC Exams

  • Get going with your revision, making sure you complete the mock papers

  • On the day, an invigilator will send you an exam link via email

  • Sit your exam using your laptop or PC

  • Pass your exam and receive a certificate through the post

What is Involved in the Functional Skills English Level 1 Exam?

Online Exam

The Online Exam that Pass Functional Skills provide is split into 3 separate tasks: Reading, Writing, and SLC (Speaking, Listening and Communication). To achieve the qualification, you are required to pass each one of these tasks. All of these tasks will be testing your knowledge and application of the English Language.

Reading, Writing and SLC

Each of the sections that you need to complete vary in structure and time. The reading exam consists of reading and analysing sections of text, and lasts one hour. The writing exam consists of writing your own, long-form answers to given scenarios, and lasts one hour. The SLC task will consist of communicating with other learners to test your abilities to speak, listen and communicate, and will last 30 minutes.

Invigilation

Before your exam starts, one of our Ofqual-approved invigilators will be getting in contact with you to help you set up your exam. They will be going through various checks to see if you are fit to do the exam, and help you with any tech issues. Once you are on the exam, they will be muted and will be monitoring you during your exam.

Entry requirements:

This qualification has no entry requirements. All you will need is access to a computer, a stable internet and a quiet room.

Technical requirements:

The exam is sat remotely, so you will need the following equipment:

  • Laptop/Desktop Microsoft Windows or Mac.
  • A webcam and microphone. Usually, these are built into your laptop but be purchased cheaply if required.
  • Wi-Fi connection, Minimum requirements 1 Mbit Upload, 10Mbit Download. (Hotspots, Mobile or otherwise are not allowed)
  • Zoom desktop app needs to be downloaded and installed.

On the day of the exam:

There are three exams as part of the functional skills English qualification. The reading and writing exams are stat back to back on the same day and last 1 hour each. The SLC is typically sat on a different day, however, these can be on the same day if required to speed up the results.

GCSE English Equivalency Information

Once you’re ready to sit your exam and your selected date has arrived, you will be sent an invitation to a video call with one of our professionally trained invigilators. They will set you up on your exam and monitor you during your exam. They are also there if you have any issues with the exam.

If you have been requested to achieve a level 1 in English by a course provider or employer, then yes, this qualification will be accepted, as it is Ofqual approved.

The pass mark for these exams can vary between each paper, but generally speaking, the pass mark is lower if the paper is harder, and vice versa.

Yes you are able to take your level 2 English straight after your level 1 if you wish. After completing their level 1, some people do feel confident enough to go straight into level 2 as they cover similar topics.

Yes its straight forward. When you email in to cancel your exam within 14 days of booking a full refund will be provided, minus a small administration fee for the work undertaken. The exceptions to this rule are: 

  1. If you have taken the exam during this time.
  2. You have purchased the exam with a date that is within 2 weeks. This is considered a fast track booking which means we pay for the exam and invigilation space straight after booking is made to ensure we can secure the exam timeslot. Therefore no refunds can be provided for these exams.

We offer fast track functional skills results so from the day you complete your exam, results are usually delivered within 2 weeks, sometimes within a week. Your results will arrive via email, and if successful, a certificate will follow shortly after.

  • Functional skills writing level 1 exam – You will need to write long-form answers to given scenarios. It lasts 1 hour.
  • Functional skills English reading level 1 exam – You will have to read and analyse sections of text. This exam is 1 hour long.
  • Functional skills speaking and listening level 1 exam – In this exam you will discuss topics with other learners, it will test your abilities to speak, listen and communicate. This will last around one hour.

Three Steps to completing your Functional Skills English Level 1 Exam

3 Easy Steps

  • 1

    Book a date for your English Level 1 Exam

  • 2

    Prepare for your exam with the course materials

  • 3

    Get your result and certificate

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  1. good service and supportive email and phone support

  2. Helped with my home schooled son who is looking to work up to level 2

  3. Good help provided for students with a low ability

  4. Nice people and tests

  5. Helped our learners book and understand the exam process.

  6. I found the support staff very helpful

  7. I was not confident in this exam at all but they helped to calm my nerves. I can move onto the level 2 English now.

  8. Thoughtful staff and genuine service

  9. The speaking exam was easy, reading okay and writing a little tricky but managed to pass it

  10. All good for this website

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