English GCSE equivalent qualification

English Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification

The Level 2 English Functional Skills is equivalent to an English GCSE at Grades A to C. The University of St Mark & St John will accept the Level 2 English Functional Skills for students who do not hold a GCSE qualification in English at Grades A to C.

Please note that this qualification is not suitable/accepted for initial teacher training programmes or swift funded programmes.

What does the qualification entail?

You will be required to pass three exams to achieve the full qualification:

  • Reading exam
  • Writing exam
  • Speaking and Listening exam

Where can I take the exams?

You can take the exams at any accredited testing centre for English Functional Skills. Below are details of two training providers who offer testing and training facilities:

Provider Name:

City College Plymouth

Awarding Body:

NCFE

Duration of Course:

24 weeks (depending on the individual)

When do I attend:

Please contact training provider for details

When can I take the exam:

Upon course completion

Cost:

Free (to students resident within the EU)

What type of support is offered:

Taught sessions

Location:

Please contact training provider for site address

Contact:

Functional Skills Administrator

Telephone:

01752 305073

Website:

http://www.cityplym.ac.uk/courses/english-functional-skills

 

Provider Name:

CMT Services

Awarding Body:

City & Guilds

Duration of Course:

Dependent on student ability – testing only option available

When can I take the exam:

Flexible: Monday – Friday 3.30pm onwards (booking required)

Cost:

£100.00 for testing only facilities

Free if enrolled on a programme of learning at CMT Services

What type of support is offered:

Support is provided if you have enrolled on a programme of learning with CMT Services– please note you will have to commit to daily learning and attendance at their Unit. Contact the training provider for more information.

Location:

Unit 12 Bell Park, Newnham Industrial Estate, Plympton, Plymouth,

PL7 4TA

Contact:

Arun Jardine

Telephone:

01752 346688

Website:

www.cmtservices.co.uk

 

What support does the University offer?

  • We can provide a free online diagnostic test to ascertain if you are ready for the exams
  • We can offer online resources for self-study (provided you have taken the diagnostic test)

Contact ittraining@marjon.ac.uk to set up your diagnostic test – please note that the University does NOT provide training or testing facilities for the English Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification.

Reading - Past Exam Papers 

Paper 1 (adobe .pdf, 205 kbs)

Paper 2 (adobe .pdf, 204 kbs)

Paper 3 (adobe .pdf, 200 kbs)

Writing - Past Exam Papers 

Paper 1 (adobe .pdf, 198 kbs)

Paper 2 (adobe .pdf, 171 kbs)

Paper 3 (adobe .pdf, 174 kbs)


Opening Hours (adobe .pdf, 412 kbs)

Contact Us

For more information contact us on:

Tel: 01752 636700 ext 2059
Direct line: 01752 636859
E-mail: ittraining@marjon.ac.uk

 

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