The aim of the English standards is to encourage learners to demonstrate their speaking and listening, reading and writing skills in a range of contexts and for various purposes. They are essentially concerned with developing and recognising the ability of learners to apply and transfer skills in ways that are appropriate to their situation.
The Functional Skills qualifications in English comprise three components:
- Speaking, Listening and Communication
In order to achieve the Speaking, Listening and Communication component, learners have to take part in discussions. The Reading and Writing assessments may be taken as paper-based or on-screen assessments.
Page updated: 25 March 2014