Edexcel Functional Skills Qualification In English At Entry 1/ Entry 2/ Entry 3 (NQF)

Course Code

Entry 1: 500/8494/X,
Entry 2: 500/8467/7,
Entry 3: 500/8464/1


Functional Skills English qualifications are designed to give learners the skills to operate confidently, effectively and independently in education, work and everyday life. They have been created in response to employers’ perceptions that many learners are not achieving a sufficiently firm grounding in the basics.

These qualifications have been accredited onto the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and are fully funded depending on availability

This course is ideal if you wish to improve your basic English for everyday life and to help you progress on to English GCSE or other further education courses or improve your employment prospects.

  • Students on the programme will be at least 18 years of age.
  • There are no formal requirements entry requirements however, you will be assessed to ensure this course is suited to your needs

The aims of these qualifications are to develop learner understanding and skills in:

Entry 1

  • Speaking, Listening and Communication – participate in and understand the main points of simple discussions/exchanges about familiar topics with another person in a familiar situation.
  • Reading – Read and understand short, simple texts that explain or recount information.
  • Writing – Write short, simple sentences.

Entry 2

  • Speaking, Listening and Communication – participate in discussions/exchanges about familiar topics making active contributions, with one or more people in familiar situations.
  • Reading – Read and understand short, simple texts that explain or recount information.
  • Writing – Write short texts with some awareness of the intended audience.

Entry 3

  • Speaking, Listening and Communication – respond appropriately to others and make some extended contributions in familiar formal and informal discussions and exchanges.
  • Reading – Read and understand the purpose and content of straightforward texts that explain, inform and recount information.
  • Writing – Write texts with some adaptation to the intended audience

The awarding and certification of this qualification will comply with the requirements of the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual). The qualification will be awarded as a pass or fail. The result for a learner who fails to reach the minimum standard for a pass to be awarded will be recorded as U (unclassified) and will not be certificated.

Learners could progress from this award to:

  • Edexcel Functional Skills qualification in English at Level 1
  • other related qualifications.

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