Free Functional Skills English

Free Functional Skills English

This specification, Free Functional Skills English Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry3, Level 1, and Level 2, gives students practical skills for the modern world and helps them get the most from life, learning, and work.

This specification aims to ensure students have good communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It assesses whether students can use these skills in everyday situations.

Often a student’s first accredited qualification in English, this course can be used in preparation for GCSE. It is suitable for a wide ability range and is used by many schools as a replacement for SATs.

There are no prior learning requirements for this pass/fail qualification.


All students will be required to complete an Initial English and Mathematics assessment. The assessment will determine your appropriate level of study (beginner up to advance level).

Test of Functional Skills English:

Free Functional Skills English test is divided into 4 parts:

– Oral comprehension / speaking = 30 mins:
The candidates answer questions while they are listening and they have to give their opinion on a particular subject and explain it.

– Written comprehension = 1 hour:
People in the test have to give answers according to a few texts (usually 3).

– Written expression = 1 hour:
People in the test have to justify their opinion on a specific topic with an essay (usually 3).

Start date and end date for the period of January 2021 to December 2021.

Period of January. Starts from 04-01-2021 to 29-01-2021. Close (online Classes)

Period of February. Starts from 01-02-2021 to 26-02-2021. Close (online Classes)

Period of March. Starts from 06-03-2021 to 01-04-2021. Recruitment ongoing (Close Face to face and Online)

Period of April. Starts from 06-04-2021 to 30-04-2021. Recruitment ongoing (Face to face and Online) We will follow government Guidelines.

Period of May. Starts from 04-05-2021 to 28-05-2021. Recruitment ongoing (Face to face)

Period of June. Starts from 01-06-2021 to 25-06-2021. Recruitment ongoing (Face to face)

Period of July. Starts from 05-07-2021 to 30-07-2021. Recruitment ongoing (Face to face)

Period of August. Starts from 02-08-2021 to 27-08-2021. Recruitment ongoing (Face to face)

Period of September. Starts from 30-08-2021 to 24-09-2021. Recruitment ongoing (Face to face)

Period of October. Starts from 04-10-2021 to 29-10-2021. Recruitment ongoing (Face to face)

Period of November. Starts from 01-11-2021 to 26-11-2021. Recruitment ongoing (Face to face)

Period of December. Starts from 29-11-2021 to 17-12-2021. Recruitment ongoing (Face to face)


Course time:

Monday to Friday from 10 am to 12 pm / 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm.
Course length: 4 weeks
Class size: Max 20 (average class size 7-12)
Minimum age: 18

Fees and Result of Functional Skills English: :


Package: English class Monday to Friday 2 hours class a day.
P1: 1 month: Free English
P2: 3 months: Free English
P3: 6 months: Free English

Fees: Free Functional Skills English

Admin fees:£50 per session

Other Option

Free Exams are also available and they are funded by the government, however, eligibility needs to be checked such as Postcode, Employment, and National Insurance Number (more information at the college).

Entry level 1 (equivalent A1)

Entry level 2 (equivalent A2)

Entry level 3 (equivalent B1)

Level 1 Exam (equivalent B2)

Level 2 Exam (equivalent C1-C2)

Each part is graduated upon points, and the final result is on percentage. You need to get 65 % to pass.