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Functional Skills English

Harrogate Tutors are dedicated to helping individuals of varying ages, abilities and backgrounds in obtaining their functional skills English qualifications. These skills are essential for employment prospects, university admission, and apprenticeship training programs, especially in the absence of a GCSE English grade c or higher. We take great pride in providing this valuable support.


Functional Skills English is a group of English language qualifications designed to equip learners with practical language skills that are applicable to real life situations. These qualifications are available in the UK from various awarding bodies, including City and Guilds, Pearson Edexcel, and Open Awards


Functional Skills English covers the essential elements of the English Language, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. These qualifications are available at different levels, ranging from Entry Level 1 to Level 2, making them appropriate for individuals from all backgrounds and age groups. They are increasingly favoured over traditional English Language qualifications, such as GCSEs.


The assessments for Functional Skills English are intended to be practical and relevant to real-world scenarios. For example, learners may be assigned tasks such as completing a job application form, composing a letter of complaint, or giving a presentation on a topic of their choosing. While computer based testing is common, paper based assessments are also available as an alternative option.


Functional Skills English qualifications are regarded highly by employers and educational institutions. This is because they provide evidence that the learner possesses the practical English Language skills necessary for success in both the workplace and further studies. Moreover, these qualifications are also widely recognised as valuable for learners who are seeking to improve their English Language skills for personal or professional reasons


If you need support in achieving a certification for functional skills English Level 1 or Level 2, don’t hesitate to contact Harrogate Tutors. We will be delighted to assist you.



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