Functional Skills English Level 1 Online Exam


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 Functional Skills English 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 Exam

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

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

  • Pass your exam and receive a certificate through the post

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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 pieces of texts, and lasts one hour long. The Writing exam consists of writing your own, long-form answers to given scenarios, and lasts one hour long. The SLC task will consist of communicating with other learners to test your abilities to speak, listen and communicate, and will last 30 minutes.


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.

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.

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

Book a video demo with one of our Functional Skills experts.

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  1. 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.

    S Shields
  2. Thoughtful staff and genuine service

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

    Kim K
  4. All good for this website

    Parveen M
  5. Helped my daughter immensely with her anxiety and SEN needs

    Juliet Kane
  6. All good!

    Andy Philips
  7. Good help from the support staff at the functional skills service

    Precious D
  8. Happy to recommend to others.

    A Hains
  9. I found the functional skills English level 1 exams not too bad. I think I should have gone straight for level 2 really as a lot of the work seems to be the same but the college insisted on starting with level 1 first as I didn’t have a GCSE.

  10. do all the revision before the exam and you should do well.

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