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NCFE Entry Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification in English

Ref:
603/5056/8
Sector:
Preparation for Life and Work

Level
Entry Level 2
Minimum entry age
Pre-16
GLH
55
TQT
61

Important: This reformed Functional Skills qualification has completed Ofqual’s technical evaluation process. Registrations and assessment bookings are now available. You can use the below support materials, including schemes of work, to help you plan and prepare for teaching and delivery.

About this qualification:

The purpose of Functional Skills English Entry Level qualifications are to demonstrate the ability at an appropriate level to read, write, speak, listen and communicate in English, and to apply this knowledge and these skills in familiar situations.

Who is it suitable for?

Functional Skills qualifications in English at Entry Level are ideal for learners wishing to develop practical, transferable skills in English in order to work confidently, effectively and independently in life. It is suitable for a wide range of individuals and is fundamental to the successful completion of various wider qualifications and frameworks, such as Foundation Learning.

Entry requirements

There are no pre-entry requirements for this qualification and no minimum age requirement has been set for registration.

Qualification structure:

These qualifications are assessed via 3 controlled assessments which cover:

• Reading
• Writing
• Speaking, Listening and Communicating

Useful Links

Regulations for the Conduct of Controlled Assessment

Qualification Specific Instructions for Delivery

Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations Policy

Direct Claim Status (DCS)

Contextualised Assessment Request Form

Events

Skills Forward

Department for Education Subject Content for English


Qualification Specification

This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Functional Skills Fact Sheet - Entry Level English

This document provides an overview of our Functional Skills English offering at Entry Level 1, 2 and 3.

Overview of Changes in Functional Skills

Here's a helpful summary of all of the key changes to the Functional Skills process.

Functional Skills Mapping Document - Entry Level 2 English

This document maps the Department for Education's subject content for reformed Functional Skills qualifications to the legacy Functional Skills subject content.

Functional Skills Writing Guide - Adapting NCFE Devised Internal Assessment Activities

This document will help centres to devise or contextualise assessment tasks, where permitted.

Support Handbook

This document contains supporting information that relates to NCFE and CACHE qualifications to assist in planning, delivery and assessment, and must be used alongside the Qualification Specification.

Assessor Standardisation Instructions - Entry Level 2 Functional Skills English

This document contains links to materials that assist in on-demand assessor standardisation for this qualification.

Steps to Booking Controlled Assessments - Guidance for Centres

Controlled Assessment Pack 1 - Entry Level 2 English

This folder contains one live controlled assessment pack for Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communicating. Please use the password provided on the bookings screen in our Portal to access these assessments.

Controlled Assessment Pack 2 - Entry Level 2 English

This folder contains one live controlled assessment pack for Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communicating. Please use the password provided on the bookings screen in our Portal to access these assessments.

Controlled Assessment Pack 3 - Entry Level 2 English

This folder contains one live controlled assessment pack for Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communicating. Please use the password provided on the bookings screen in our Portal to access these assessments.

Controlled Assessment Pack 4 - Entry Level 2 English

This folder contains one live controlled assessment pack for Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communicating. Please use the password provided on the bookings screen in our Portal to access these assessments.

Sample Question Paper (Writing) - Entry Level 2 Functional Skills English

This is a sample assessment material for this new Functional Skills qualification.

Sample Mark Scheme (Writing) - Entry Level 2 Functional Skills English

This is a sample assessment material for this new Functional Skills qualification.

Sample Question Paper (Writing - Spelling) - Entry Level 2 Functional Skills English

This is a sample assessment material for this new Functional Skills qualification.

Sample Mark Scheme (Writing - Spelling) - Entry Level Functional Skills English

This is a sample assessment material for this new Functional Skills qualification.

Sample Learner Mark Sheet - Entry Level 2 Functional Skills English (Writing)

This is a sample Learner Mark Sheet for this qualification.

Sample Question Paper (Reading) - Entry Level 2 Functional Skills English

This is a sample assessment material for this new Functional Skills qualification.

Sample Mark Scheme (Reading) - Entry Level 2 Functional Skills English

This is a sample assessment material for this new Functional Skills qualification.

Sample Learner Mark Sheet - Entry Level 2 Functional Skills English (Reading)

This is a sample Learner Mark Sheet for this qualification.

Sample Activity (SLC) - Entry Level 2 Functional Skills English

This is a sample assessment material for this new Functional Skills qualification.

Sample Learner Observation and Achievement Record (SLC) - Entry Level 2 Functional Skills English

This is a sample assessment material for this new Functional Skills qualification.

Sample Assessment Grid (SLC) - Entry Level 2 Functional Skills English

This is a sample assessment material for this new Functional Skills qualification.

Assessment Activity Template - Entry Level 2 SLC

This is an activity template for centres to contextualise a controlled assessment.

Assessment Topics

Please find a list of controlled assessment topics for our Reformed Functional Skills qualifications.

Assessment Tracking Document

This tracking document must be completed by the Centre's designated person for each controlled assessment event within the Centre.

Assessor Instructions and Guidance - Speaking, Listening and Communicating

This document is designed to assist centres in the delivery and assessment of the Speaking, Listening and Communicating controlled assessment of the reformed NCFE Functional Skills English qualifications.

Assessor Instructions and Guidance - Reading and Writing

This document is designed to assist centres in the delivery and assessment of the controlled assessment components of NCFE Functional Skills Qualifications at Entry Level 1 - 3.

Mandatory units

  1. Speaking, Listening and Communicating
  2. Reading
  3. Writing

There's a range of available resources you can download or purchase

NCFE EL2 Functional Skills English Resources

Price (Inc VAT): £108.00
By:
NCFE
Type:
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EL2 Spelling and Reading List

FREE
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Type:
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NCFE Functional Skills English Glossary

FREE
By:
NCFE
Type:
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NCFE Entry Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification in English - Scheme of Work

FREE
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Type:
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