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English Level 2 - Standard

  • About This Course
    English Level 2 – Standard teaches you everything you need to know to gain a Functional Skills qualification in English, which is widely recognised as an alternative to traditional GCSEs. Functional Skills English teaches you the practical skills needed to use the English language at home and work and in everyday situations. This ranges from being able to appropriately format and write a formal letter to effectively communicating with those around you. Because of this, you’ll be able to put your new-found skills gained through English Level 2 – Standard to work straight away, in the real world.   

    Who is this course for?

    English Level 2 – Standard is designed for people who have not passed, or had the opportunity to sit, an English GCSE and require the qualification (at a minimum of a grade 4/C) for their next step in life. Whether this be a new career or setting up your own business, Functional Skills English (level 2) will provide you with the essential communication skills you need for success. This online English course is also suited to people that want to refresh their English skills and knowledge in order to feel more confident in the workplace or at home when faced with everyday reading and writing tasks.

    What will you get from this course?

    You will have developed your English skills so that you’re able to use and understand English in a range of different situations with confidence and ease. English Level 2 – Standard also prepares you for the Level 2 Functional Skills English exam. Once you have completed and passed the exam, you will have a qualification equivalent to a grade 4 - 9 (C- A*) at GCSE in English. 

    When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
    • Correctly use everyday English
    • Grasp English spelling, grammar and punctuation usage 
    • Read text for its key information and be able to judge whether it is biased in any way
    • Identify a range of different writing types (e.g. newspaper articles, letters, emails) 
    • Understand how to alter the tone, style and layout of your writing depending on purpose 
    • Effectively communicate with others by possessing excellent listening skills and adapting your word choice depending on the situation (e.g. informal vs formal)
    Course features 
    • Quizzes throughout to test your knowledge and skills in a range of different contexts 
    • Content written by Further Education experts 
    • Printable activity and facts sheets so you can learn on the go 
    • Personalised learning to accommodate your learner type (visual, auditory, kinaesthetic) 
  • Course lessons
    • Reading: reading for information, identifying biased pieces of work, use of text layouts and how layouts affect the reader of the piece 
    • Writing: how to alter your writing to fit the purpose, types of writing (letters, newspaper articles, emails and blogs), spelling, punctuation and grammar 
    • Speaking, listening and communication: developing the communication skills needed to successfully complete the Level 2 Functional Skills English exam and examples of correct communication usage 

  • Accreditation

    This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

    On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by TQUK for recognised CPD Hours.

    Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) are an Ofqual regulated awarding body. They pride themselves on being the most agile and forward thinking awarding body in the UK. TQUK provide independent endorsement of our CPD courses giving learners assurance that their course will help them gain the necessary skills and experience in their chosen subject area.



    At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

    Course Outcomes

    Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

    A Diploma issued by Online Academies

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