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Keywords e.g. warehousing
Qualification Code e.g. 600/5640/X
Keywords e.g. warehousing
Unit Code e.g. Y/505/4889
Open Awards Unit ID e.g. CBF498
Keywords e.g. warehousing
Open Awards Unit Code e.g. UA33ART12
Open Awards Unit ID e.g. CBF521

Functional Skills in English at Level 1 and Level 2

The Functional Skills Level 1 and Level 2 English aim to equip learners with the skills and confidence to apply, combine and adapt their English knowledge and skills to new situations in their life and work in a range of contexts and for various purposes.

The Open Awards Functional Skills in English aim to ensure learners have confident skills in:

  • Speaking, listening and communication
  • Reading
  • Writing

The Qualifications require learners to successfully achieve assessment tasks that are externally set and marked. The assessments are developed and marked by Open Awards.

Below is an extract from the Open Awards sample assessment papers for Functional Skills in English at Level 1 and Level 2.

The full sample assessment papers are only available to existing Open Awards centres. If your centre is already working with Open Awards, please click here to be taken to the secure portal. You will find the Functional Skills sample assessment papers in the drop-down documents menu. Please email us at or call 0151 494 2072 if you have any questions.

If your centre isn't currently working with Open Awards, don't worry! You can register your interest in the Functional Skills qualifications by clicking here and completing the New Business Enquiry form, or email us at or call 0151 494 2072

Functional Skills Sample Paper Extracts
Open Awards Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 1 and 2