Level 1 Functional Skills English - MK College

Level 1 Functional Skills – English

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Introduction to Functional Skills English Level 1, Reading, Writing Speaking, Listening and Communicating, Practice Assessment.

What will I do?

Unit 1 summary:

You will focus on developing their understanding of the course structure, command verbs, sentence structure, the eight parts of speech, structuring text, guidance for speaking and writing and other top tips.

Unit 2 summary:

In this unit, you will explore facts and opinions, main points, ideas, and details in the text, language techniques, reference materials, specialist words in context and punctuation, organisational features, inferring from images, and comparing texts.

Unit 3 summary:

You will focus on punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, spelling words used in work, study, daily life (including specialist words), formal and informal language and writing strategies, letters, emails, reviews, articles, and reports.

Unit 4 summary:

In this unit, You will develop listening skills, speaking skills and group discussions.

Unit 5 summary:

In this unit, you will undertake practice assessments focusing on various course topics.

What’s next?

Progress onto a Level 2 Functional Skill in English and seek more employability options.

Is it for me?

This course is ideal for those seeking to develop their understanding of Functional Skills in English. It’s perfect for anyone who may not have passed their English qualifications in an educational setting and for those seeking greater employability requiring an understanding of Functional Skills in English. If your job role involves being aware of these skills, or if you have a personal interest in this topic for personal or career reasons, this course is for you.

entry requirements

You will complete an assessment before starting the course, to check that this is the correct level for you.

Course Information

  1. Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 1






    • FEES

    • 19 – 23


    • 24+


    • Overseas


More information is available on Fees & Funding for 19 + here and EEA Nationals here.


The course is online, so you can complete it from the comfort of your own home. There are no Teams or Zoom meetings; you just need to ensure that you meet the deadlines for each assignment. Your assessor will provide feedback once you submit your assignments.

How will my progress be monitored?

Your assessor will give you feedback on each assignment that you submit and offer you additional resources to help you improve in specific areas.

How will I be assessed?

The course is made up of regular assignments with an exam at the end of the course.

How much will I have to study each week?

You will need to have around 60 hours to study this course, that’s around 6-10 hours per week.

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