Free Functional Skills English

Free Functional Skills English

This specification, Free Functional Skills English 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 which will include listening, speaking, reading writing and mathematics sections. The assessment will determine your appropriate level of study (beginner or Intermediate)

Test of Functional Skills English:

It takes 2 hours 30 minutes and the answers are only written with a computer, which makes time is led by this one.

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 answer according to 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 2020 to December 2020.

Period of January. Starts on the 06-01-2020 to 31-01-2020. (close)

Period of February. Starts on the 03-02-2020 to 28-02-2020. Recruitment ongoing

Period of March. Starts on the 02-03-2020 to 27-03-2020. Recruitment ongoing

Period of April. Starts on the 06-04-2020 to 01-05-2020. Recruitment ongoing

Period of May. Starts on the 04-05-2020 to 29-05-2019. Recruitment ongoing

Period of June. Starts on the 01-06-2020 to 26-06-2020. Recruitment ongoing

Period of July. Starts on the 29-06-2020 to 24-07-2020. Recruitment ongoing

Period of August. Starts on the 03-08-2020 to 28-08-2020. Recruitment ongoing

Period of September. Starts on the 01-09-2020 to 25-09-2020. Recruitment ongoing

Period of October. Starts on the 05-10-2020 to 30-10-2020. Recruitment ongoing

Period of November. Starts on the 02-11-2020 to 27-11-2020. Recruitment ongoing

Period of December. Starts on the 30-11-2020 to 18-12-2020 (3 weeks). Recruitment ongoing

Course time:

Monday to Friday 10 am to 12 pm / 12 pm to 2 pm.
Course length: 4 weeks
Class size: Max 25 (average class size 10-15)
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 (from the 1st of February 2020)

Other Option

Level 1: Free for students who have a National Insurance Number (more information at the college).

Level 2: Free for students who have a National Insurance Number (more information at the college).

Level 1 exam without a National Insurance Number £150

Level 2 exam without a National Insurance Number £200


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