Functional Skills English Level 1 and 2 Package

Study online at your own pace with the support from our experienced, friendly tutors

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Functional Skills English Level 1 and 2 Online Course

Our English Level 1 & 2 course can be tailored to suit your learning needs. The course is designed to give you knowledge that can be applied to real-life situations. The Level 1 English qualification will give you basic reading, writing and speaking & listening skills. The Level 2 qualification is great for those who need a GCSE pass grade for work, university or an apprenticeship.

Standard Course

  • Access your learning 24/7 on all devices
  • Unlimited email support
  • One-to-one phone support – 2 calls per month (max. 30 minutes)

Supported Plus

  • Access your learning 24/7 on all devices
  • Unlimited email support
  • One-to-one phone support – 6 calls per month (max. 30 minutes)

Choose a plan from only £14 per month


Quick and easy enrolment

You can get started straight away, once you checkout you will receive your login details by email.

Start for as little as £14

Take advantage of our subscription service and
spread the cost of your course.

24/7 online access

Our learning platform is accessible on all devices and can be used anytime, anywhere.

Think Online Training have been delivering Functional

Skills Training for more than 15 years.

Tutor Support

All support packages include unlimited email support with our experienced tutors. Depending on how confident you are, we also offer packages including one-to-one web tutorials and additional attempts at marked mock exams.

No Time Limits

Our guided learning hours for this course is 110 hours however there are no restrictions on how long you take to complete the course. You can fit your learning around your work and personal life and work at your own pace.

Formal Qualifications

Functional Skills is designed to give you practical skills that can be applied in your working life. Level 2 Functional Skills is equivalent to GCSE grade A*-C and is widely accepted by employers and universities across the UK.

Course Details

Why retake GCSE English?

A GCSE English pass grade is essential for education courses such as access courses, apprenticeships and higher education. It’s also very common required qualification to apply for jobs.

With the support of our friendly, experienced English tutors, you’ll gain a basic understanding in order to pass Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills in English. Our tutors help our students learn at their own pace and learn English from home.

Our Functional Skills English Level 1 and 2 online courses are accredited by City & Guilds and are a nationally recognised qualification.

Functional Skills English Level 2 is equivalent to a GCSE Maths grade 4 to 9 (A* to C on the old GCSE grading system). Enlgish Level 2 course is popular with adults who failed GCSE English.

Level 1 English is for adults who need to retake GCSE English but aren’t ready for English Level 2. (Which is the that same as a GCSE English pass grade.)

What happens when you buy our Functional Skills English Level 1 & 2 package?

After purchasing one of our online courses, you’ll get access to our online English course via email.

One of our tutors will get in touch for an over the phone assessment so we can personalise your English Level 1 & 2 courses.

If you have any questions call us on 0800 433 7896 (9:00 am-5:00 pm) or email

During the course you will cover the following:

  • Whole Numbers
  • Add subtract multiply and divide
  • Fractions Decimals Percentages
  • Add and Subtract Decimals
  • Handling Data – Ratio Problems
  • Formulae
  • Length, Weight, Capacity and Temperature
  • Money
  • Time
  • Convert Units of Measure
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Diagrams, Models and Shapes
  • Extract and Interpret Information
  • Collect and Record Data
  • Mean and Range
  • Probability
You don’t need any prior qualifications to enrol on this course.

You will need to complete an initial assessment to check that the level is right for you. Don’t worry, if there are items that you need to practice as we will incorporate these into your program of study.

If you cannot sit your exam at one of our centres, you will need to make your own arrangements with your local exam centre.

Think Employment can’t offer any assistant in finding exam centres outside of our catchment area, we have testing centres in London, Manchester, Leeds, Hull and Grimsby. If you’re near one of our centres then you will be able to sit your exam there.

Please note, our course fees do not include the examination fee.

Here are our frequently asked questions

If your question is not answered here, please don’t hesitate to send us a message online or call us directly on 0800 433 7042.


How many hours will it take?

The guided learning hours for this course is 45 hours per level. The total hours will be 90 hours.

Is there a time limit for how long I can take to complete?

You can take as long as you need to complete the course. There is no time limit.

How will I be studying?

All of your learning material is available on our dedicated learning platform.

The platform is accessible on all devices and is available 24/7.

What assessments will I have to do?

There is one exam for this course. Depending on your support package, you will also have the option to attempt marked mock exams before you take your final exam.

Where will I take my exams?

We have our own examination centres in Leeds, Grimsby, Hull and Stockport. If you cannot get to these locations, you’ll need to make arrangements with an examination centre near you.

Please note: our course fees do no include the examination fee.


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