Functional Skills English Level 1

Functional Skills English Level 1

Overview

NCFE Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in English is a GCSE grade 1 to 3 (D to G) equivalent and nationally recognised certification. Accomplishing this qualification with us allows you to study the core objectives intensively and secure yourself flying colours in the official level 1 English functional skills exam.

Employers now accept functional skills as important components of apprenticeship frameworks and valuable standalone qualifications. Because accomplishing this qualification helps individuals in everyday settings, whether in the workplace, academic or personal operations.

So, why delay and worry about career progression? 

Join our expert-designed NCFE Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in English and enhance your efficiency to the next level!

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn core fundamentals of fluent speaking, reading and writing
  • Master excellent listening skill
  • Secure a nationally recognised GCSE alternative in weeks
  • Study online whenever you prefer

What's included

  • Online Course 
  • Study Materials
  • Exam

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is perfect for learners who are studying:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Traineeships
  • Alternative to GCSE
  • T-Levels
  • As a standalone qualification

Entry requirements:

No pre-entry requirements or minimum age are required for this qualification.

Method Of Assessment ​

This qualification will be assessed via 1 controlled assessment and 2 external assessments.

The external assessments comprise the following components:

  • Reading
  • Writing

The controlled assessment comprises 

  • Speaking, 
  • Listening and 
  • Communicating.

Reading:

Test consists of controlled response and open response questions.

Duration = 60 minutes

Number of marks = 30

Writing:

Test comprises two tasks where 42% of marks assess spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Duration = 60 minutes

Number of marks = 40

Speaking, Listening and Communicating

  • Presentation 5 minutes 
  • Question & Answer Session 3-5 minutes 
  • Group Discussion 4-6 Minutes 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

To learn about what each qualification means, please check out this file.

To learn about the differences between Award, Diploma and Certificate, please read this file.

After enrolling, you will receive your log in details for our learning platform. Here you will find the resources, guidance, assignments and tips you need to succeed with your studies. You will get dedicated support from a student mentor who will provide you with the tips and guidance throughout the course. The mentor will guide you in understanding the guidance, learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the course and will also suggest additional study materials so that you can study the topics thoroughly. You will have a clear understanding of the requirements of each unit for getting qualified. You can contact with the mentor through email any time. After submitting all the assignments, you will get detailed feedback from our qualified assessor, if needed. It will help you prepare in the best possible way and find out any flaws that can prevent you getting qualified.

Yes, all the costs are included in the price. However, you may have to pay some extra for certain condition and qualification.

Yes. As well as being accredited by an industry leading Institute, your course is also regulated and approved by Ofqual, the governing body for Qualifications in the UK. This means you can study any of our courses safe in the knowledge that upon completion of your studies you will receive a certificate of your educational achievement which will be recognised globally.

To learn about the difference between CPD course and Regulated Qualification, please read this file.

UCAS points (also known as UCAS Tariff points) are a way of measuring the relative value of all post-16 qualifications in the UK.

Course Curriculum

Induction Form
Induction Form 00:05:00
Registration Entry Form
Registration Entry Form 00:05:00
Subject Content
Subject Content 00:00:00
Reading
Main Points in Texts
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Support Material 00:00:00
Answers 00:00:00
Activity – Main Points of Text 00:00:00
Comparing Texts
Support Material 00:00:00
Activity – Summarising Information 00:00:00
Answers 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Comparing Texts and Structural Features
Support Material 00:00:00
Reading to Find Information 00:04:00
Activity 1 – Understanding Detail 00:00:00
Activity 2 – Understanding Detail 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 1 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 2 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Identifying Meanings in Texts
Support Material 00:00:00
Activity 1 – Utilising Information in Texts 00:00:00
Activity 2 – Distinguish Between Fact and Opinion 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 1 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 2 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Recognising Language
Support Material 00:00:00
Activity – Recognise Language and Textual Features 00:00:00
Answers 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Using Reference Materials
Support Material 00:00:00
Activity 1 – Using a Dictionary 00:00:00
Activity 2 – Using Reference Materials 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 1 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 2 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Structural and Organisational Features
Support Material 00:00:00
Activity 1 – Understanding Presentational Features 00:00:00
Activity 2 – Understanding Presentational Features 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 1 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 2 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Inferring Meaning from Images
Support Material 00:00:00
Activity – Infer from Images 00:00:00
Answers 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Recognising Vocabulary
Support Material 00:00:00
Activity – Vocabulary Types 00:00:00
Answers 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Reading and Understanding Specialist Words
Support Material 00:00:00
Activity – Specialist Words 00:00:00
Answers 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Punctuation
Support Material 00:00:00
Activity – Punctuation 00:00:00
Answers 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Reading Workbook
Workbook 00:00:00
Answer Booklet 00:00:00
Writing
Use of Punctuation
Support Material 00:00:00
Complete Sentences 00:03:00
Activity 1 – Punctuation 00:00:00
Activity 2 – Punctuation 00:00:00
Activity 3 – Punctuation Quiz 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 1 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 2 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 3 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Using Correct Grammar
Support Material 00:00:00
Subject-Verb Agreement 00:03:00
Verb Tense 00:03:00
Activity 1 – Subject Verb Agreement 00:00:00
Activity 2 – Tense 00:00:00
Activity 3 – Quiz 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 1 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 2 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 3 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Spelling Words
Support Material 00:00:00
Don’t be Scared of Spelling: An Introduction 00:03:00
Don’t be Scared of Spelling 00:03:00
More Tips for Spelling 00:05:00
Confusing Words 00:04:00
Activity 1 – Spelling Rules 00:00:00
Activity 2 – Spelling Strategies 00:00:00
Activity 3 – Spelling using Suffixes 00:00:00
Activity 4 – Spellings 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 1 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 2 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 3 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 4 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Communicating Ideas Coherently
Support Material 00:00:00
Paragraphs and Writing in a Logical Sequence 00:03:00
Activity 1 – Writing Introductions 00:00:00
Activity 2 – Paragraph Structure 00:00:00
Activity 3 – Linking Paragraphs 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 1 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 2 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 3 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Writing Text to Appropriate Detail and Length
Support Material 00:00:00
Activity 1 – Checking Accuracy 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 1 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Format and Structure
Support Material 00:00:00
Activity 1 – Format Letters 00:00:00
Activity 2 – Format Letters 00:00:00
Activity 3 – Format Emails 00:00:00
Activity 4 – Format Quiz 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 1 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 2 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 3 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 4 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Appropriate Language for Audience
Support Material 00:00:00
Formal and Informal Writing 00:03:00
Activity 1 – Style 00:00:00
Activity 2 – Style 00:00:00
Activity 3 – Style Quiz 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 1 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 2 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 3 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Writing Consistently and Accurately
Support Material 00:00:00
Complete Sentences 00:02:00
Activity 1 – Complex Sentences 00:00:00
Activity 2 – Complex Sentences 00:00:00
Activity 3 – Complex Sentences Quiz 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 1 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 2 00:00:00
Answers – Activity 3 00:00:00
Knowledge Check 00:00:00
Writing Workbook
Workbook 00:00:00
Answer Booklet 00:00:00
Speaking, Listening and Communicating (SLC)
Support Material 1 00:00:00
Support Material 2 00:00:00
Support Material 3 00:00:00
Preparing for the Presentation 00:00:00
Listening Practice
Audio 1 00:01:00
Audio 2 00:01:00
Audio 3 00:04:00
Audio 4 00:04:00
Listening Practice – Transcript 00:00:00
Practice Papers
Practice Paper Reading 00:00:00
Practice Paper Writing 00:00:00
Past Papers
Reading
Past Paper Set 1 00:00:00
Past Paper Set 2 00:00:00
Past Paper Set 3 00:00:00
Past Paper Set 4 00:00:00
Writing
Past Paper Set 1 00:00:00
Past Paper Set 2 00:00:00
Past Paper Set 3 00:00:00
Past Paper Set 4 00:00:00
Familiarisation with the Exam Software – Surpass Viewer
Surpass Viewer User Guide 00:00:00
Demo Online Exam
Demo Exam Instructions 00:00:00
Remote Invigilation Training
Learner Checklist – NCFE Remote Invigilation 00:00:00
How to Guide – NCFE Remote Invigilation 00:10:00
Self-Evaluation Checklist
1. Reading 00:00:00
2. Writing 00:00:00
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