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:
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:
City College Plymouth
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
Free (to students resident within the EU)
What type of support is offered:
Please contact training provider for site address
Functional Skills Administrator
City & Guilds
Dependent on student ability – testing only option available
Flexible: Monday – Friday 3.30pm onwards (booking required)
£100.00 for testing only facilities
Free if enrolled on a programme of learning at CMT Services
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.
Unit 12 Bell Park, Newnham Industrial Estate, Plympton, Plymouth,
What support does the University offer?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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Writing - Past Exam Papers
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