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Exam Only - Functional Skills in English (GCSE EQUIVALENT)


  • Time: Non-Applicable
  • Learning style: Non-Applicable
  • Duration: Non-Applicable
  • Venue: Online
  • Ofqual Registered: Yes
  • Awarding Body: City and Guilds
  • Payments: Non-Applicable

    Provider's Course Overview

    Thank you for visiting our page, you have come to the right place to learn Functional Skills in English.

    Why should I choose this course?

    This course is available at Level 1 or Level 2; these qualifications cover everything from the very basics to the more advanced skills.

    Our functional skills qualifications are nationally recognised and are equivalent to GCSE Level. A Level 1 qualification is equivalent to GCSE grade D-G. A Level 2 qualification is equivalent to GCSE grade A*-C .

    How it works

    After purchase, you will be sent login details by email for access to your own online revision portal, which you can use to independently revise for your examination. Once you are ready to take your exam, call us on 0208 342 7210 to arrange your booking.

    Your purchase includes:

    • Self-help study material to prepare you
    • Functional Skills Reading Exam
    • Functional Skills Writing Exam
    • Functional Skills Speaking and Listening Assessments

    What you will get

    • Initial & Diagnostic Assessments of your current level of English
    • Access to learning materials and resources
    • On successful completion, a Functional Skills in English (QCF) Certificate

    You will be granted 3-months full access to our learner management system where you can find all the revision material you need.

    Please note: You must book the exam/s within 3-months of purchase otherwise you will not be allowed to sit the exam.

    Computer-based exam results are usually available within 7 workings days

    Paper-based exam results usually available in 14 working days

    Please note, exam results can be held for up 28 days from the date of the exam being taken. 


    Level 2 Reading - Sample 1

    Level 2 Writing - Sample 1

    Please be aware that there is no tutor support available in this course. If you have already purchased and would like to have support from a tutor you will need to upgrade for an additional cost

    If you are looking to purchase a functional skills in English course with tutor support, click here.


    This qualification can be achieved in just 5 working days of purchase*.

    On purchase, learners will have up to 6 months to book their exams.


    Once you feel competent at the level you wish to gain, you will be required to take invigilated exams and participate in a group discussion and presentation at our centre in North London.

    The modules included in this course are:

    1 Hour and 10 Minutes Examination: Reading

    1 Hour and 20 Minutes Examination: Writing

    Assessment: 10 Minute Presentation

    Assessment: 10 Minute Discussion

    Paper-based exams: 14 working days notice.

    Computer-based exams: 5 Working days notice

    If in the unfortunate event you are not successful in the exams or assessments, you can retake an exam or the practical assessments for just £54.00 each.

    What makes us different from other colleges?

    • Free initial assessment assessments of academic levels with immediate results.
    • Learner Management System Accessible 24/7.
    • On site, internal verifier + Moderator.
    • Technical support team available 09:00 - 18:00 Mon – Fri.

    Next Steps:

    On purchasing the course you will be sent login details by email for your own online learning account. Once you feel you are ready to sit your exam call us on 0208 342 7210. 

    *Subject to availability of a minimum of 3 learners in attendance for the speaking and listening module. 

    Provider Details

    Why choose The Learning Station?

    The Learning Station is an authority for online and class-room based courses, providing one of the most affordable and best quality training in the UK.

    • We have thousands of successful learners
    • All our qualifications are Fully Accredited and Nationally Recognised
    • Our courses are specifically designed to ensure fast progression
    • Simple to use e-learning and distance learning courses
    • Chance to complete practice exams and receive constructive feedback
    • You can expect a high quality service at an affordable rate
    • Experienced & Responsive Online Tutor/Assessor
    • On-Site Internal Quality Assurance & Moderator
    • Technical Support 09:00 – 18:00 Mon-Fri

    Learners travel from far as Ireland and Wales to take exams and courses. You can get to the centre via London Overground, National Rail or London Underground. The nearest stations are minutes away; Harringay Green Lanes Station, Harringay Station and Manor House. Pay and display parking is also available.  

    Call us now: 0208 342 7210

    Email: [email protected]

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