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Skillsfirst Functional Skills Level 1

Skillsfirst Functional Skills Level 1


Our Level 1 Functional Skills English course is designed to help learners improve their reading, writing, and communication skills. The course is delivered online, making it convenient and accessible for learners of all ages and backgrounds. With our Level 1 English course, learners can acquire the skills and knowledge they need to progress to Level 2 and beyond. Whether you're looking to improve your career prospects or simply want to enhance your personal development, our Functional Skills English Level 1 course is the perfect place to start.  It can help you develop the practical skills you need to use English in life, study and work. You’ll develop your English skills and learn how to use them in real-life situations.


Functional Skills Level 1 qualification is in place of a GCSE. This course is perfect to guide you all the way through your journey in developing your English skills and confidence.

You will get:

Access to all our online tutorials, activity sheets and fact sheets for 1 year;
Email support with a tutor to assist you when you get stuck;
Two, 30 min tutorials with a qualified tutor;
A marked mock exam with feedback on any areas you need to revise;
Awarding organisation registration fees paid;
Certification fees paid;
One reading and one writing exam that you can take at one of our centres;
One Speaking, Listening and Communicating assessment taken at our centre.

Entry 3 English Qualification is required to undertake a level 1 FS course.  You will need access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection. For your exam, you can attend one of our centres.

Equipment requirements:

For you to sit a remotely invigilated assessment, you’ll need the following equipment/environment:

• Laptop/desktop with webcam and microphone (Microsoft Windows or a Mac, Chromebooks cannot be used)

• Wi-Fi connection (Min 1Mbit/s upload | Min 10Mbit/s download)

• Smartphone or tablet (Apple iOS 8.0 / Android 4.1 or higher)

• Suitable test environment (quiet room with no distractions).

Your laptop/desktop will run the assessment software and your smartphone or tablet will be used to record you and the assessment. The assessment itself cannot be sat on a tablet or a mobile phone device.

Full payment online is required to be given full course access and assessments.


Price includes:-

Registration with VTCT for 2 years;

1 year access to google classroom;

Downloadable digital workbooks/assignments/;

Tracking timeline of workbook/assignment with hand in dates;

2 x tutorials of 30 mins each - includes feedback of workbooks/asignments.

2 x online exams with VTCT in an exam environment;

1 practical summative assessments for Speaking;

Duration of course is over a 12 week period from start date.

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