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Level 1 Functional Skills English Exam only

£195 (£65 per element) – no hidden fees, includes Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening

Do you feel confident in your English ability or have you studied Functional Skills elsewhere and only need the exam? Then you have come to the right place!

At BMH Training we offer a full qualification service including the following:

  • Online examinations using Microsoft Teams at a time and date of your choosing
  • All fees included in the price listed
  • Reduced fees for resits if you don’t pass the first time

How will my exam be conducted?

BMH Training offers online examinations with live invigilators using Microsoft Teams, making it convenient for candidates to take exams without the need for additional software or downloads.

What will I need?

  • Photographic ID, such as a provisional or full driving license, passport, national ID card, or any form of picture ID with your name and photograph.
  • a good quality laptop, Mac or PC with a minimum screen size of approx. 14” and minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 – Chromebook are not compatible
  • A webcam and microphone
  • An internet browser
  • Stable internet connection of at least 3 Mbps

When will I get my marks?

The awarding body provides results for Functional Skills English Reading and Writing examinations within 6 to 32 working days. Once the results are received, they are promptly emailed to the candidates by the Distance Learning team.

Speaking and Listening examinations are subject to external checks and can take up to 32 working days to be returned.

What happens if I don’t pass?

If you’re unlucky enough not to reach the pass mark, we offer resits at a discounted price. If you’re not sure if you will pass, check out the Preparing for the Functional Skills Level 1 in English course.

What are the pass rates for the Functional Skills English examinations?

The paper assignment percentages vary between 58% and 60% depending on the paper.

What will I be assessed on?

Open Awards Level 1 Functional Skills Qualifications in English support learners to be able to speak, listen, communicate, read and write clearly, accurately, confidently and with effectiveness.

Learners should be:

  • Listen, understand and make relevant contributions to discussions with others in a range of contexts;
  • Apply their understanding of language to adapt delivery and content to suit audience and purpose;
  • Read a range of different text types confidently and fluently, applying their knowledge and understanding of texts to their own writing;
  • Write texts of varying complexity, with accuracy, effectiveness, and correct spelling, punctuation and grammar;
  • Understand the situations when, and audiences for which, planning, drafting and using formal language are important, and when they are less important.

Learners should, with some direction and guidance, be able to apply these functional skills to informal and some formal contexts, in familiar situations.

What qualification will I get?

Functional Skills Level 1 in English (RFQ) is a nationally recognized qualification awarded by Open Awards. It is highly valued by both universities and employers.

How is the exam set up?

The assessment consists of three separate assessments: Reading, Writing, and Speaking and Listening, with each exam lasting for 60 minutes.

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