NCFE Functional English Level 2 Online – National Programme

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This course will be delivered through an online Zoom classroom enabling you to study for a functional skills qualification with full tutor support in the comfort of your own home. Before you can join this course, you will need to talk to a member of staff and do an initial assessment to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please email This course will help you to communicate information, ideas, and opinions clearly and confidently in a wide range of social and formal situations, taking into account audience, purpose and context. You will study a wide range of features of texts, of varying levels of complexity and length. You will practise writing for a wide range of everyday and formal situations, selecting the appropriate vocabulary, making decisions on style, format, and length to suit the purpose and audience.

Course aim

This course will help you to practise your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in English. This course leads to the Functional Skills English assessment at Level 2.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Read critically to evaluate and compare information, ideas and opinions from different sources
  • Choose an appropriate writing style, including choice of vocabulary, formality, layout and length, to achieve a specific purpose and/or for a given audience
  • Use a full range of punctuation and accurate spelling to ensure clarity of meaning
  • Adapt my contribution to a discussion based on my audience, context, purpose and situation, making appropriate choices of vocabulary, formality and tone of voice
  • Research and give a short presentation, presenting information clearly with an appropriate level of formality

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: - The tutor will give work for most lessons and can tell you about other books or websites that will help if you want to study more

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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NCFE Functional English Level 2 Online – National Programme

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