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Functional Skills English


At York Private Tutors, we take pride in assisting individuals of diverse ages, abilities and backgrounds in achieving their functional skills English qualifications. These skills are crucial for employment opportunities, enrolling in universities, and apprenticeship training programmes, especially in the absence of a GCSE English grade C or higher.


The set of English Language qualifications known as Functional Skills English is specifically crafted to prepare learners with practical English Language skills that are useful in real world scenarios. In the UK, these qualifications are available through a number of awarding bodies such as City and Guilds, Pearson Edexcel and Open Awards.


Functional Skills English includes the key components of the English Language, including speaking, listening, reading, and writing. These qualifications are offered at varying levels, spanning from entry level 1 to Level 2, and are well suited for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. As an alternative to conventional English Language qualifications like GCSEs, they are a popular choice.


Functional Skills English assessments are designed to be practical and applicable to real world scenarios. For instance, learners may be tasked with completing a job application form, composing a letter of complaint, or delivering a presentation on a topic of their choosing. While computer based assessments are common, there is also the option for paper based assessments.


Functional Skills English qualifications are highly regarded by employers and educational institutions. This is because they serve as evidence that the learner possesses the practical English Language skills that are essential for succeeding in both the workplace and further studies. Additionally, these qualifications are widely recognised as a valuable qualification for learners who are looking to enhance their skills in English Language for either personal or professional reasons.


Should you require assistance in achieving functional skills English Level 1 or Level 2 certification, please do not hesitate to reach out to York Private Tutors and we will be delighted to provide support.


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