Functional Skills English Level 1 Course
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Functional Skills English Level 1 Online Course
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Level 1 English is a great stepping stone for those who are not ready for Level 2. Throughout the course you’ll gain basic reading and writing skills that are essential within your career and everyday life. We offer various levels of tutor support to go alongside our English Level 1 course so we can tailor your learning experience to suit your needs. Study towards a nationally recognised qualification in preparation for your next steps.
- Access your learning 24/7 on all devices
- Unlimited email support
- One-to-one phone support – 1 call per month (max. 30 minutes)
- Access your learning 24/7 on all devices
- Unlimited Email support
- One-to-one Phone support – 3 calls per month (max. 30 minutes)
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Pay for your course up front and receive unlimited access for as long as you need to complete the course.
Plus, Standard Support from a tutor including email support and 1 phone call per month.
Pay as you go plans from only £14 per month
Think Online Training have been delivering Functional
Skills Training for more than 15 years.
“It’s friendly, relaxed and you’re ultimately in control of your own outcome, but the help is there if you want it. You couldn’t ask for more from a training provider.”
Awarding body information:
Our Functional Skills English Level 1 online course is accredited by City & Guilds and is a nationally recognised qualification.
Functional Skills English Level 1 is equivalent to a GCSE English grade 1 to 3 (D to G on the old GCSE grading system).
Course reference: FS English L1
Qualification code: (4748-02)
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 55 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.
Equivalent to GCSE
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.
What is Functional Skills English used for?
✔ Apply for a job that requires a GCSE English 9 to 4, or A* to C
✔ Access higher education courses
✔ Start a career in nursing, teaching, care and many more
✔ Enrol on an access course
✔ Apply for an apprenticeship
✔ Enrol on a University course
✔ Help your children with their English homework and revision
✔ Improve your skills and confidence with English for day-to-day tasks
When can I start?
Get started straight away! Enquire today and you could start learning the very same day.
How long is the course?
The exam board recommends 55 hours of learning for this course. You can take as little or as much time as you need.
Are there any exams?
Yes. There are 3 exams for this course which will need to be sat at an approved exam centre. Your exam fees are not included in the price of the course. Exams cost £99 per exam and can be sat at our learning centre in Leeds, Hull, Grimsby, Stockport or Ashton.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no entry requirements to enrol on this course. You just need to pass our Initial Assessment. Instructions on how to take this will be given at purchase.
Do universities/employers accept Functional Skills?
While the majority of universities and employers accept Functional Skills, we recommend that you check with them first before purchasing.
How do I login and track my progress?
You will be provided with login details after you purchase. All progress tracking can be accessed directly via our dedicated learning platform.
What if I need help during my course?
Your tutor will be contactable via email if you have any issues. Depending on your support package, you can also contact yout tutor via telephone or arrange a one-to-one web tutorial.
When will I get my results and certificate?
It can take up to 6 weeks to get your results. This is due to the Functional Skills qualification reforms.
Can I cancel or refund my course?
Our refund policy is valid for a period of 7 calendar days from the date of the purchase. If you are not satisfied with the service for any reason you can ask for a refund. If the period of 7 days has lapsed since the purchase, we can’t, unfortunately, offer you a refund.
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All English course packages come with unlimited email support from our dedicated tutors. Plus one-to-one phone support and attempts at mock exam papers.
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