Functional Skills English Level 2
Level 2 English is a government accredited English course equivalent to a GCSE English pass grade. Find out more about how Functional Skills English Level 2.
What is Functional Skills English Level 2?
Learn the English skills you need to get by in education, the workplace and everyday life with our Level 2 Functional Skills qualification.
Do you need help with Functional Skills English? Start one of our Functional Skills English online courses with support from our English tutors.
Why choose Functional Skills English Level 2?
It can take as little as 1 week to complete your Functional Skills English Level 2 course and pass the test. Much quicker than GCSE English, especially if you have to wait 6 months to sit your GCSE English exams.
Are you trying to apply for a job, improve your career options or progress in education? Choose Level 2 English and achieve your goals more quickly.
What can I use my Functional Skills English Level 2 qualification for?
A GCSE English pass grade or equivalent is essential for many careers and education courses. A Functional Skills English Level 2 qualification will help you.
- Apply for a job that requires a GCSE English 9 to 4, or A* to C
- Access higher education
- Enrol on an access course
- Enrol on an apprenticeship
- Start a career in nursing
- Start a career in teaching
- Go to University
You may have personal reasons for improving their English skills. For example;
- To help your children with their English homework and revision
- Or to improve your skills and confidence with English for day-to-day tasks
Find out more about Functional Skills English Level 2 using the links below:
- Functional Skills English Level 2 Guide
- Functional Skills English Level 2 Revision
- Functional Skills English Level 2 Past Papers
- Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Course
- Functional Skills English Level 2 Awarding Bodies
- Functional Skills English Level 2 Equivalent
- Functional Skills English Level 2 Test
- Functional Skills English Pass Mark
- Functional Skills English Level 2 Syllabus
Level 2 English: Modules & Units?
During your Functional Skills English Level 2 course, you’ll improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The Level 2 English syllabus includes the following units:
Vocabulary and Word Recognition
Looking up words
Types of vocabulary
Words and their meanings
Reading technical vocabulary
Grammar and Punctuation
Grammar and reading
Punctuation and reading
Reading Comprehension 1
Reading and understanding
Reading for main points or detail
Arguments, feuds and opinion
Fact sheet: layout characteristics
Fact sheet: comparing and contrasting texts
Fact sheet: bias and opinion
Reading Comprehension 2
Understanding the right level of detail
Scanning and skimming
Grammar and Punctuation
Speech and inverted commas
Writing and Grammar 1
Formal and informal language
Creating complex sentences
Fact sheet: creating complex sentences
Writing and Grammar 2
Choosing the correct writing style
Planning your writing
Sequencing your information
Organising your writing
Writing and Grammar 3
Fact sheet: producing legible text
Speaking and Listening
Listen and Respond
Tuning into relevant information
Listening to follow and understand
Giving and taking constructive criticism
Speak to Communicate
Speaking clearly and with confidence
Finding out what you need to know
Presenting your ideas
Choosing and organising your words
Engage in Discussion
Contributing to discussions
Switching the discussion to another topic
Getting the facts right
Using reassuring behaviour