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Functional Skills English (Entry Level 2) - Online Learning

Course outline

This course will improve your knowledge of English, increasing both your employability and confidence.

There are three modules:


  • Unit 1: Different situations and different purposes of texts
    • You will explore texts in different situations and with different purposes. This unit will also cover homographs and homonyms.
  • Unit 2: Textual features and devices
    • You will look at different organisational features that can be used in a piece of text and how these can be identified when reading.
  • Unit 3: Understanding a range of specialist words in context
    • In this unit you will look at how to understand a range of specialist words in context and how to research words that are unfamiliar to them.

Speaking, Listening and Communication

  • Unit 1: Identifying and following relevant information from questions
    • You will look at how they can develop and improve their listening skills and will consider how crucial these skills are when it comes to giving and receiving instructions or holding an important conversation.
  • Unit 2: Responding to questions, following discussions, making appropriate contributions and communicating feelings
    • You will look at how they can develop and improve their speaking skills and will consider how crucial these skills are when it comes to speaking to people in different scenarios and for different purposes. In this unit you will also look at the process of making appropriate contributions to discussions.


  • Unit 1: Punctuation, grammar and sentence structure
    • In this unit, you will look at the use of a variety of punctuation, grammar and sentence structure features within writing. You will consider how each of these features can impact on overall sentence structure and the flow of a piece of writing.
  • Unit 2: Spelling
    • You will look at the importance of correctly spelling common words used in work, study and daily life. They will consider the use of singular and plural words, nouns and verbs, syllables, vowels and consonants, and how all of these can impact on spelling techniques.
  • Unit 3: Producing a form for personal information, using compound sentences and adjectives
    • Within this unit, you will focus how to fill out personal information forms and extra information they may come across on forms. You will also gain an understanding of when to use compound sentences and adjectives.

This course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study. Studying will enhance both your personal skills and professional development.

You will have a Personal Tutor to ensure you have all the support needed to succeed.

How to apply for this course

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Online Learning

You can start this course at any time.

Course code: C036249 / Q036250


Functional Skills English Entry Level 2


12 weeks

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course but you must be aged 19 or over.


Online Examination


City & Guilds Functional Skills English Entry Level 3

Additional information

The tuition fee is funded in full* by the government, but you must submit information when you enrol to qualify. You can find out what information you need to submit here.

*Geographical restrictions may apply.

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