Functional Skills English Level 1 and 2

Being able to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing is a key skill. Functional Skills ensure that an individual has the basic applied skills to solve problems and become a valuable employee. They build the confidence needed to tackle commonly recurring problems in any job role.

On this English Level 1 and 2 course, learners can gain either or both a level 1 and 2 qualifications in functional skills. These skills can assist individuals in gaining employment, increasing their confidence, and opening doors to higher level courses and apprenticeships to further their learning and skills development.

Entry requirements:

  • Candidates must be 19+ (as of the 31st of August 2021)
  • UK residency requirement
  • Postcode restrictions do apply, the candidate must be in a qualifying location
  • Candidates are required to own working IT equipment and have stable internet connection (computer, access to Microsoft packages, video, and audio)

At a glance

Relevant to

Individuals looking to gain skills for personal development or career progression

Entry requirements

There is an initial assessment as part of the application process

Free Adult Learning


Free Adult Learning


Functional Skills English Level 1 and 2

Level 1


Level 1 and 2


Virtual delivery


12 weeks





Free, government funded


Programme outcomes

For employers

Current employees can use this curse to improve their communication skills and progress. These skills will improve their ability to communicate effectively and when working within a team, helping to build a stronger working function.

For learners

During this course you will be able to develop your ability to read, write, listen, and speak clearly and with clarity. On completion of this course, you will have the skills and confidence to apply for your first role, progress within your current field or further your learning with courses or apprenticeships at a higher level.

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Learning journey overview

In order to build and develop your skills and experience, during this free course you will cover:

  • Speaking and listening
  • Reading
  • Writing

  • This qualification includes two exams and an assessment, on the topics covered: speaking and listening, reading, and writing

English Functional Skills programme features

  • Immersive workshops and sessions
  • Regular meetings with expert Tutor
  • Personalised support and guidance
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What our expert trainers have to say


I have been in the education sector for over 14 years. I have been at Babington for 6 years. I maintain a positive classroom climate where learners can reach their full potential. I am committed to the learning and development of learners, leading them into a confident approach for seeking employment in different sectors.

Bally Rayat

Future Skills Trainer


My role allows me to meet and work with so many different people, offering opportunities and enabling them to fulfil their potential and dreams. Supporting individuals and groups and seeing confidence and self-belief grow, celebrating and enjoying everybody’s achievements, successes and progress make my job hugely rewarding

Jennifer Moseley

Future Skills, Learner Coordinator


Delivering meaningful outcomes

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Babington received a 91% 'positive destination' rate across apprentices in academic year 2020/21


61% of working adults do not feel equipped with all the skills they will need over the next five years


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Supercharge your career

  • Dedicated support and guidance
  • Virtual delivery with interactive resources and webinars
  • Purpose built learning platform
  • Develop professional excellence and personal confidence
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