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Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Exam


Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Exam

Book a Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Exam here with Pass Functional Skills. This qualification is Ofqual approved, and is accepted by all UK employers and course providers as a GCSE equivalent.

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  • Sit Your Online English Level 2 Exam - Accepted by all Uni's and Employers

  • Sit The Exam At Home With Online Invigilation - Ofqual Approved

  • City & Guilds, Open Awards and NCFE Exam Boards Offered

  • Online Course Also Available - Free Resit Included

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Online Exam:

Pass Functional skills offers online functional skills English level 2 qualification online. The exam can be taken in the comfort of your own home using your laptop or computer. Level 2 English has three exams, reading, writing and Speaking listening and communication. Each exam can be sat online in your own home.

Will it be accepted?

Our Functional Skills English Level 2 qualifications are all Ofqual approved, meaning they are accepted everywhere. We work with the three leading exam boards in Online examinations City & Guilds, NCFE and Open awards. The English level 2 is considered equivalent to a GCSE level 4 or GCSE pass.

What’s included?

  • Registration fee with the exam board
  • Both Paper and Electronic certification
  • One Functional skill English Level 2 Reading Exam
  • One Functional skill English Level 2 Writing Exam
  • One Functional skill English Level 2 Speaking, listening and communication exam.


This section will help you analyse different texts, for their presentational and linguistic features. As well as discussing Types or sources and navigating them. This section builds the knowledge needed for full reading comprehension.


This section assesses your grammar, punctuation and spelling, as well as your sentence and paragraph structure. Your ability to write effectively and clearly will make a large part of the mark criteria and it’s something which is essential for passing this exam.

Speaking listening and communication:

This section assesses your ability to effectively speak, listen and communicate. You will be assessed in a group with other learners via video call. During the call, the invigilator will be able to assess your ability in these areas.

Equipment 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. Chromebooks cannot be used for this exam.
  • 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.
  • 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.

When can I take the exam?

Exam sare available weekdays as well as Saturday. The full selection of dates can be seen in the calendar above where you can select the exam time and date you wish to sit your Level 2 English exam.

When will I get my certificate?

Excertificates are issued within 24 hours of your results, with paper certificates to follow after. Please be aware you must have paid off your payment plan fully before results can be released.


Pass Functional skills uses three different exam boards, Open awards, City & guilds and NCFE. All three provide Ofqual accredited exams that are nationally recognised. We typically used Open awards as they provide the best experience for the student, however, if you would prefer another exam board, please let us know and will accommodate.

Why take a functional skills English Level 2?

The English level 2 qualification is equivalent to a GCSE grade 4 also known as a GCSE Pass. This means that this qualification can be used in place of a GCSE qualification in order to progress with a career or education.

Typical progression routes with a level 2 qualification?

Obtaining a level 2 qualification opens a huge number of doors in both education and employment. Some typical routes can be seen below. Allowing students onto university, Police, nursing, midwifery, Mental health nursing, social care, any apprenticeships and many many more.

Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Exam

The Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Exam that Pass Functional Skills provide is sat online with one of our Ofqual approved invigilators. This means that you are able to take the exam from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection capable of sustaining a video call, e.g. a Zoom call.

  • Select a date when you book your exam

  • Use our online course to prepare for the exam

  • On the exam day, you will be emailed by an invigilator inviting you to a video call

  • Once you have completed your exam, you will receive your results quickly

  • If you pass your exam, you will be awarded with the functional skills qualification and certificate

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

or call 020 3633 2975 to book now

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Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Course

✔️ Online Course 

As part of the Pass Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Exam and course package, you will also gain access to our online learning tool. This course covers a variety of topics including punctuation, spelling and grammar, and also includes a 1 hour session with one of our expert functional skills tutors. This online course covers the same curriculum as AQA, City & Guilds and Edexcel, so the learning is highly relevant and applicable.

✔️ Mock Exams

Included in the online course are 2 mock exams for you to take, which we will then mark. These mock exams will not contribute to your final grade, but will help you gauge your strong and weak areas to help you prepare for your upcoming exam. By completing these mock exams, you will also get a feel for the structure of the exam so you can work on a plan for how you are going to tackle the real thing.

Simple Steps to your Functional Skills Qualification

3 Easy Steps

  • 1

    Book your exam via Pass Functional Skills

  • 2

    Revise using the online course

  • 3

    Complete the exam - get your results & certificate

Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Exam FAQs

Once your exam date has arrived, you will be emailed by one of our invigilators inviting you to a video call. The invigilator will help you to set up your exam and explain anything that you may be unclear about. You will then sit the exam while the invigilator monitors your progress. Or if you select one of the other exam boards then you will set up for a video recorded exam with specific instructions to follow.

If your course provider or employer is asking you for a GCSE equivalent or a level 2 in English, then yes, this will certainly fulfil that requirement.

Once you have completed your exam, you should receive your results within a couple of weeks.

If you fail the exam, you can always resit the exam. We also offer a support service for our learners who are wanting to resit. If you have selected the course option then the resit is free.

Yes, a level 2 qualification is equivalent to that of a GCSE grade C or level 4. It is accepted by employers and Universities alike.

There are 3 separate sections you will need to complete, each lasting different amounts of time. The timings for these are:

  • Reading – 1 Hour
  • Writing – 1 Hour
  • Speaking, Listening and Communication –  1 Hour

The pass mark for each paper can vary to compensate for the varying difficulty of each paper. Generally speaking, the pass mark is lower if the paper is harder.

There are Mock Papers included in the Online Course provided in the Functional Skills English Level 2 Exam and Course pack.

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

or call 020 3633 2975 to book now

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  1. I found the exam quite tricky but I should have done more revision. Just waiting on the results. I think I have passed 2 of 3 of them so may need to do a resit, we will see.

    A khat
  2. The speaking exam was easy but I struggled a little with the reading exam. Had to do a resit but passed it on the second time and have the certificate now.

    Brianna Davis
  3. Very happy with this website

  4. Wasn’t sure about doing an online exam for English as I am not good with computers and was worried about internet but it was easy to set up and the invigilator made me feel comfortable before my reading and writing exams.

    Beatriz Watson
  5. Needed this for my University place and managed to secure it in time. The mock papers were like the actual exam. Make sure you do the practice and you should do well.

    Danica Kreel
  6. 5 starts from me 🙂

    George Barrow
  7. Passed my English and progressing with my Police application. Thank you.

    Oliver Patron
  8. Would recommend to others who need to do English level 2

    Diya A
  9. Excellent support with the course as well

  10. A truly exceptional and friendly service. The exam team people really settled my nerves and explained what to do to get ready for the exams. Thanks again.

    Mandy U
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