Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Exam

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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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Functional Skills English Level 2


Can I take functional skills exam online?

Pass Functional Skills offers the level 2 functional skills English online qualification . 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 level 2 English exam can be sat online in your own home.


Will it be accepted?

Our online Functional Skills Level 2 English qualifications are all Ofqual approved, meaning they are accepted everywhere. We work with the two leading exam boards in online examinations City & Guilds 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 skills English Level 2 Reading Exam
  • One Functional skills English Level 2 Writing Exam
  • One Functional skills English Level 2 Speaking, listening and communication exam.



The English reading functional skills level 2 exam will challenge your analyse of 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. Watch a video walkthrough of an SLC exam, to understand the exam setup, and what you need to do. Watch Video


Entry requirements:

This qualification has no entry requirements. All you will need is access to a computer, a stable internet and a quiet room. If you require reasonable adjustment then you will need to give a minimum of 20 working days notice, prior to your exam date.


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.


When can I take the exam?

Exams are 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 two different exam boards, Open awards and City & guilds. Both 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.

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Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Exam

The Functional Skills 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. You can purchase the functional skills English level 2 exam only or you can purchase our online course alongside the exam which entitles you to a free component resit if you do not pass first time.

  • 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

Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Course

βœ”οΈ Online Functional Skills English Course

Our English Level 2 online course includes everything you need to pass your functional skills exam. The fully self-study online course includes plenty of questions, revision videos, and exams that cover the content of the English Level 2 curriculum, split up into individual topics.

βœ”οΈ Subject Knowledge Assessment

Our free functional skills level 2 English online course begins with a subject knowledge assessment. After completing the questions in this assessment, you will be given a set of recommended topics to focus your revision on, in order to help you pass your exam.

βœ”οΈ Smart Learning System

Each learner has a level associated to their course, which changes over time, depending on how well the student performs in different tests. The smart learning system gives student’s the tools they need to prepare for their exam, and the level signifies when they are ready to sit their exam.

βœ”οΈ AI Auto Marked Mock Exams

The Pass Functional Skills English Level 2 course is the only course on the internet providing mock exams in which your answers are marked by AI. Marks will be provided, along with comprehensive and unique feedback – all done in a matter of seconds!

SLC Exam Video Walkthrough

This SLC exam vide walkthrough should help you understand the setup of the exam and what you will be expected to do, as well as some handy tips to help you perform well in your SLC exam.

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English Level 2 Exam Pack

Every student that purchases a Functional Skills English Level 2 exam with Pass Functional Skills will receive a free exam pack through the post.

The exam packs contain lots of useful information to help you prepare for your exam, including:

  • How the online exam works and exam requirements
  • What happens on the day of your exam
  • FAQs
  • Helpful tips on how to pass your exams
  • Functional skills level 2 English speaking and listening tips and advice

Further to this, you will receive Pass Functional Skills mock papers to help you revise for your real exam. The inserts are found in the main exam pack booklet, and the mark schemes and answer guides can be found via the buttons below. Using all of this will help you towards your level 2 qualification in English.

Paper 1 Mark Scheme Paper 1 Answer Guide Paper 2 Mark Scheme Paper 2 Answer Guide

Simple Steps to your Functional Skills Qualification

3 Easy Steps

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    Book your exam via Pass Functional Skills

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    Revise using the online course

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    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 be 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.

Under consumer law, you are eligible to claim a full refund (minus reasonable administration expenses) on exam purchases within 14 days of making your purchase. The exceptions to this rule are:Β 

  1. 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 the booking is made to ensure we can secure the exam timeslot. Therefore, the reasonable administration fee in this instance is the full exam fee.

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 –Β  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.

Yes! We make the extra effort to help every learner who requires reasonable adjustments. The exam board requires 20 working days in order to process your request. Once processed the appropriate adjustments will be made to your exam to help support you the best we can.

Yes we offer the fastest exam booking and results turn around. Our fast track functional skills level 2 English exam service ensures you can book, sit and get the results of an exam in as little as 14 days.

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  1. I cannot thank you enough for the fantastic support you have just given my son during his SLC exam.
    He was very anxious prior to the exam and due to your fantastic staff, he felt confident enough to participate and is really pleased he went ahead with the exam. Excellent staff, amazing company. Thank you

    Kerry Richardson - Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Exam (verified owner)
  2. I cannot thank you enough for the fantastic support you have just given my son during his SLC exam.
    He was very anxious prior to the exam and due to your fantastic staff, he felt confident enough to participate and is really pleased he went ahead with the exam. Excellent staff, amazing company. Thank you

    Kerry Richardson - Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Exam (verified owner)
  3. I wanted to get into nursing and was told I had to do an extra exam even though I have a degree and other qualifications, I just never got my GCSE English language equivalent exam done. I feel irritated that I had to do this functional skills English but this company was as nice as they could be in getting me set up and ready. The test itself wasn’t too difficult as long as you et the prep right.

  4. I passed the 2 parts of the exam and made a silly mistake on one and had to resit. Although it was annoying the Pass Functional service helped me with it and made sure I passed my resit. A very caring service who genuinely want you to pass. Thanks again for the support

  5. The obline English level 2 exam was not as scary as I had expected. There are 3 parts and all you need to do is follow the guidance, do some revision and you should be good to go.

  6. I passed!!!! :):)): I had 2 attempts elssewhere doing it in a centre and decided to take an online English exam instead in my own place. This really calmed the nerves and I felt so much more confident. Forget college, forget exam centres, doing it the exam online is definitely better and easier.

  7. Good service

  8. I found the speaking easiest and the writing hardest so I spent more time revising this and it did pay off. Do the work and you shouldn’t need luck in your exam.

  9. The English level 2 online exams were not as hard as I was thinking. The speaking exam I breezed through but I can talk for England so no surprise there. The reading exam was a little more tricky but as long as you read the questions carefully they all make sense. The writing exam was straight forward as well. All in all I was very pleased with this website and the support given

  10. A good all round service. I was worried about my writing exam but it all went fine in the end.

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