Fully Accredited

Get a qualification and certificate

Industry Leading

100% online courses. Learn from home.

Rated 'Good'

By Ofsted. Trusted training company.

Enrol Now & Start Learning This Month!

Get the Qualifications you need to succeed..

English Functional Skills

Functional Skills English Level 2

Our Functional Skills English Level 2 is an online course with remote support from our English tutors. Learn Level 2 Functional Skill English around your schedule and existing commitments.

Functional Skills English Level 2 is an alternative qualification to GCSE English and is equivalent of a GCSE English pass grade.

This is a nationally recognised qualification, Functional Skills English Level 2 is accredited by awarding bodies including; AQA, City & Guilds, Edexcel, OCR, Open Awards and Pearson.


Online Learning


Qualifications Included


Weeks of Study


Hours of Learning per Week

What to expect

A GCSE English pass grade or equivalent is often an entry requirement when applying for jobs, for example; NHS, policing, fire service, education and council jobs. It’s also a requirement to complete an apprenticeship, access higher education courses, or to go to University.

Our Level 2 English online course uses real-life examples to help you improve your English skills. If you find it easier to learn English with practical examples, this is the English course for you.

Qualifications Included

Level 2 English Functional Skills

Entry Requirements

Our Courses are Available to All Eligible Adults

You Will Require Use of a Laptop or Desktop Computer


24/7 online learning platform access on all devices.

Access to tutorials, fact sheets and worksheets.

Upgrade your subscription or pay for a tutor support add-on at any time.

No Contract – pay as you go and cancel your payments at any time.


One 30 minute one-to-one lessons per month by phone or using Zoom.

24/7 online learning platform access on all devices.

Access to tutorials, fact sheets and worksheets.

No Contract – pay as you go and cancel your payments at any time.

Does not not include marking of mock papers and feedback which can be purchased separately

What You'll Be Studying..

Course Modules

Level 2 Functional Skills English is an alternative qualification to a GCSE English C grade. Our Level 2 English online course uses real-life examples to improve your reading, writing and speaking skills. If you find learning English easier with practical examples, this is the course for you.

A Level 2 English qualification will improve your career options. You’ll be able to apply for jobs in careers such as; nursing, teaching, policing, the fire service and many more. You’ll also be able apply for higher education courses, apprenticeships and training courses.

  • Identify relevant information from extended explanations or presentations.
  • Follow narratives and lines of argument.
  • Respond effectively to detailed or extended questions and feedback.
  • Make requests and ask detailed and pertinent questions to obtain specific information in a range of contexts.
  • Communicate information, ideas and opinions clearly and effectively, providing further detail and development if required.
  • Express opinions and arguments and support them with relevant and persuasive
  • Use language that is effective, accurate and appropriate to context and situation.
  • Make relevant and constructive contributions to move discussion forward.
  • Adapt contributions to discussions to suit audience, purpose and medium.
  • Interject and redirect discussion using appropriate language and register.
  • Identify the different situations when the main points are sufficient and when it is important to have specific details
  • Compare information, ideas and opinions in different texts, including how they are conveyed
  • Identify implicit and inferred meaning in texts
  • Understand the relationship between textual features and devices, and how they can be used to shape meaning for different audiences and purposes
  • Use a range of reference materials and appropriate resources (e.g. glossaries, legends/keys) for different purposes, including to find the meanings of words in straightforward and complex sources
  • Understand organisational features and use them to locate relevant information in a range of straightforward and complex sources
  • Analyse texts, of different levels of complexity, recognising their use of vocabulary and identifying levels of formality and bias
  • Follow an argument, identifying different points of view and distinguishing fact from opinion
  • Identify different styles of writing and writer’s voice
  • (clarity) Communicate information, ideas and opinions clearly, coherently and effectively.
  • (detail) Write text of an appropriate level of detail and of appropriate length to meet the needs of purpose and audience.
  • (format) Organise writing for different purposes using appropriate format and structure.
  • (visual organisation) Convey clear meaning and establish cohesion using organisational markers effectively.
  • (register/ language) Use different language and register suited to audience.
  • (construction) Construct complex sentences consistently and accurately, using paragraphs where appropriate.
  • Punctuate writing correctly using a wide range of punctuation markers
  • Use correct grammar and modality devices
  • Spell words use in work, study and daily life including a range of specialist words

Getting your Level 2 Functional Skills in English


When is the next course starting?

We have enrollments each week so you can get started as soon as you’re enrolled on the course.

Would a functional skills L2 English course be equivalent to an English Language or Literature or both?

The Functional Skills English Level 2 course isn’t specific to either Literature or Language.

How do I pay for the course if funding isn’t available in my area?

If you’re not eligible for funding in your area then you can purchase access to the course by choosing one of the options above.

4.7* Trustpilot Rating

We’ve helped thousands of learnes start their careers and they’ve given us an almost perfect tripadvisor rating!

Who We Work With

Meet Our Partners