Functional Skills English Test

Take your Functional Skills English exam at an approved centre in the UK.

Call us on 0800 433 7896 or email [email protected]

Functional Skills English Test

Take your Functional Skills English exams including Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening for just £297!

  • Select your chosen date using the calendar below
  • Someone will call you the next working day to confirm your booking

Functional Skills English exams will take place over 2 days. We strive to ensure they can be completed in one day, however, the Speaking and Listening element needs to be carried out in a group.

Exams start at 2:30pm. (You will need to arrive at least 30 minutes before your exam start time – see exam details below for more information.)

Choose which day you would like to start your exams using the calendar below and someone will be in touch as soon as possible to confirm your booking. 

There is no learning included with the exam. We also offer Functional Skills English Level 1 and 2 online courses which can be studied at your own pace. These courses are great for those who need some revision before taking their exams.

Free cancellation up to 5 days before your exam date.


Think Online Training have been delivering Functional

Skills Training for more than 15 years.

Do you need to study some more before sitting an exam?

Learn English online with tutor support before taking your test.

Exam Details

Take your Functional Skills English exam at an approved centre in Leeds for just £297!


Exam times

Functional Skills exams do not have set exam dates and can be taken at any point during the year.

Level 1 and Level 2 English exams will take 3 hours in total over 2 days unless you have any special requirements or extra time available to you.

This consists of 3 exams: Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening.


The exam costs £297 per entry. If unfortunately you do not pass, you will need to pay the fee again for a resit.

Important booking information

All English exams will start at 2:30pm. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your exam is due to begin. This ensures that we have time to set up the exam and go through mandatory rules and test conditions with you.

If you arrive on or after the exam start time, you will not be able to sit your exam and there will not be any refund.

Take the test in Leeds as soon as you’re ready

Our adult education centre in Leeds is open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday.

You’ll be able to book your Functional Skills English Level 2 test as soon as you’re ready – no waiting around for fixed exam dates. Take your Functional Skills English Level 2 test under exam conditions. Find out if you’ve passed your course straight away.

We’re located a short walk from Leeds train station. 

Unit 4, St David’s Court, David Street, Leeds, LS11 5QA

Where will I take my exam?

You will take your exam at our approved centre in Leeds. Our address is 

Unit 4, St David’s Court

David Street,


LS11 5QA

When can I take my exam?

You can take your exam whenever you are ready.

You can book your exam using the calendar at the top of this page.

All exams start at 2:30pm Monday – Friday.

How long is the exam?
Your total exam time will be 3 hours unless your have any special requirements or extra time available to you.
Reading – 1 hour 10 minutes
Writing – 1 hour 20 minutes
Speaking – approx 30 minutes

Due to length, your exam is likely to be taken over 2 days.

How much does it cost?

Exam fees are £297.

This consists of 3 exams which are:
Reading £99
Writing £99
Speaking & Listening £99

Are there any entry requirements?

Yes. If you haven’t studied with us, you’ll need to complete an Initial Assessment and a mock exam paper. This is to ensure that you are 100% ready for the exam.

If you have studied with us, your tutor will let you know when you are ready for the exam.

What if I fail the exam?

If unfortunately you fail the exam, you will need to pay the full exam fee again to resit.
There’s no time period to wait between resits but we’d recommend spending time revising before you apply for a resit.

Can I cancel or request a refund?

You can request a cancellation or refund up to 5 working days before your scheduled exam date. Any refund requests within 5 working days of your exam date cannot be accepted.
There will be no refunds if you do not arrive or arrive late to your exam.

If you have any further questions, you can contact our team via phone on 0800 433 7896 or email [email protected]

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