Functional Skills

ENGLISH FUNCTIONAL SKILLS LEVEL 1

COMPONENT 1: SPEAKING, LISTENING AND COMMUNICATION

The assessment will cover all the level 1 speaking, listening and communication skill standard.

  • Pearson will provide guidance on devising activities to meet the skill standard to centres.
  • Learners must complete two activities.
  • Learners must achieve all level 1 criteria across the two activities at least once 33.3% of the total qualification

COMPONENT 2: READING

This component is assessed through a 45-minute examination paper, set and marked by Pearson.

  • There will be two texts based on a single context and learners will answer all questions on each text.
  • The total number of marks available is 20. 33.3% of the total qualification

COMPONENT 3: WRITING

This component is assessed through a 45-minute examination paper, set and marked by Pearson.

  • There will be two writing tasks with contexts and learners will answer both tasks.
  • The total number of marks available is 25. 33.3% of the total qualification

ENGLISH FUNCTIONAL SKILLS LEVEL 2

COMPONENT 1: SPEAKING, LISTENING AND COMMUNICATION

The assessment will cover all the level 2 speaking, listening and communication skill standard.

  • Pearson will provide guidance on devising activities to meet the skill standard to centres.
  • Learners must complete two activities.
  • Learners must achieve all level 2 criteria across the two activities at least once
  • 33.3% of the total qualification

COMPONENT 2: READING

This component is assessed through a 60-minute examination paper, set and marked by Pearson.

  • There will be three texts based on a single context and learners will answer all questions on each text.
  • The total number of marks available is 30
  • 33.3% of the total qualification

COMPONENT 3: WRITING

This component is assessed through a 60-minute examination paper, set and marked by Pearson.

  • There will be two writing tasks with contexts and learners will answer both tasks.
  • The total number of marks available is 30. 33.3% of the total qualification