Course overview

There are many reasons to study this English functional skills course but you might be surprised to know that they’re not academic. Whether you want to feel more confident at public speaking or would like to study an apprenticeship or traineeship, this Level 2 English Functional Skills course can help you achieve your goals in a fun and practical way. Functional skills courses teach you English skills for learning, life, and work- not just to pass an exam. Enjoy the learning process as you watch your vocabulary grow, your spelling improve, and your confidence soar. If you’re fed up with academic courses and want to learn English in a practical and gratifying way, you won’t regret taking this English functional skills level 2 course. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course.

Course description

Study English in a dynamic way by practising your listening and comprehension skills with music and videos. Discuss issues you care about with the class and feel more confident with public speaking. Watch your vocabulary expand as you read different types of texts (and feel free to hint to your tutor which ones you prefer!). Improve your grammar and spelling with activities made for adults, not kids.

Edexcel functional skills English courses are created by adults, for adults. If you want to improve your English skills for employment or training, this course is ideal for you.

This functional skills English Level 2 course takes around 65 hours to complete.

To get your qualification, you’ll do two external assessments. One for reading and writing, and the other in speaking, listening, and communicating.

To take this level 2 English course you’ll need to have a digital device such as a computer or tablet. You can do your assessments online if you like. You’ll also need access to the internet to communicate with your tutor and receive learning materials through Canvas, the WEA’s digital learning portal.

The WEA specialises in teaching adults. We want you to enjoy your studies, that’s why our tutors take great care to create a positive learning environment. If there’s anything you need, please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate your requirements.

Most of our courses are free for most of our learners. Please note that you need to reach the end of the enrolment process to see the discounts.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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