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Functional Skills English

Available at both Level 1 and Level 2

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Functional Skills

Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills English.

This Functional Skills English course is currently fully booked. Please register your interest if you wish to start this course, at the earliest, in July 2021.

Who is this course for?

Functional Skills ensure that an individual has the basic applied skills in order to solve problems and become a valuable employee. They build the confidence needed to tackle commonly recurring problems in any job role.

Our Functional Skills English qualifications ensure that learners are able to speak, listen, communicate, read and write with increasing clarity, accuracy and effectiveness so that they can prepare for employment. It is also relevant for people in a current role looking to develop their skills (even if you are currently on furlough) resulting in the achievement of a nationally recognised qualification.

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification includes two exams and an assessment:

  • speaking and listening
  • reading
  • writing

How is the course delivered?

All of these courses are completed via our online learning platform, BabingtonOnline and are supported with interactive resources and webinars to cover the key topics where you can interact with a tutor and your peers. You will be supported throughout by one of our tutors who will review your progress.

We will do a full diagnostic assessment with you to give a comprehensive picture of your gaps in learning and then create an individualised learning plan to meet your specific needs, concentrating on what areas you need improvement.

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Course Summary

This Functional Skills English course is currently fully booked. Please register your interest if you wish to start this course, at the earliest, in July 2021.


1 and, or 2


Functional Skills in English


Minimum 12 weeks – 6 hours minimum per week, depending on ability.


  • Aged 19 or over
  • Resident of England only
  • Looking for a job or looking to progress and gain new skills at work
  • UK or EU resident of three years or longer or outside of the EU

  • An apprenticeship or further learning
  • A new job
  • Develop your skills with your current employer, and progress

Ready to register?

This Functional Skills English course is currently fully booked. Please register your interest if you wish to start this course, at the earliest, in July 2021.


    Application Form


    By completing the form below, you are taking the first step towards completing the Functional Skills English qualification with Babington. You will be contacted by an advisor to check your eligibility and to kick start your learning by enrolling you on this programme.



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    We may contact you to discuss this course and ensure you have the relevant information.



    Please note that we will require a copy of your ID (Driving Licence or Passport) and proof of your earnings (Payslip, P60 or a contract of employment) in order to finalise your enrolment.

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    The next steps are really exciting so let us review your information and then your journey with us can begin.



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