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TQUK Level 1 English Functional Skills (GCSE Alternative)


Early Registration Offer – £349.00 from £499.00
Get started today for just £69.00 deposit, followed by £55.00 per month


The TQUK Level 1 English Functional Skills is essential for success in any form of future study, qualifications and work opportunities. As a recognised alternative to GCSE qualifications, Functional Skills courses were created to offer you the most convenient solution to learn and develop practical skills in this essential subject of English. 



The TQUK Level 1 Functional Skills in English online course includes everything you need to prepare for a Functional Skills exam. The learner platform will guide you through all modules by utilising the very latest in learning technology, making study simple and enjoyable. It will also enable you to study in your own time at your own pace with full Tutor support from start to finish.

This Functional Skills qualification will enable you to gain your GCSE English equivalent. It is fully OFQUAL regulated and Nationally recognised.


Who is this qualification for?

Functional Skills courses were created by the UK Government with the aim of enhancing the literacy, numeracy, and Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills of individuals in the UK. These courses, which are equivalent to achieving a GCSE grade, can assist individuals in meeting the requirements for employment and university admission that necessitate a passing grade in these subjects.

English and Maths are universally recognised as fundamental subjects, as they are crucial for comprehending all other academic disciplines. Moreover, both numeracy and literacy skills are essential for successfully navigating daily life.

Therefore, undertaking the Functional Skills English Level 1 course will enable you to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to overcome everyday challenges.

By improving your literacy skills, you will be able to effectively express your thoughts in words and communicate clearly with others, both in person and through various platforms.

OFQUAL Qualification Details

Qualification reference number – 610/2626/8

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Additional information

Payment Options

One off payment of £349.00 (Was £499.00 – Saving you £150.00), Pay deposit of £69.00 today, followed by 6 monthly payments of £55.00 (Total payable £399.00)

Reading – This module focuses on developing your reading skills, specifically in gathering information and critically analysing biased pieces of work. It also explores the impact of different layout features on the reader. To assess your understanding, skill checks will be provided at the end of each section, to test your learnt knowledge.

Writing – In this module, you will learn the most effective techniques for writing various types of content, such as letters, newspaper articles, emails, and blogs. Additionally, your spelling, punctuation, and grammar skills will be tested. To assess your understanding, skill checks will be provided at the end of each section, to test your learnt knowledge.

Speaking, Listening, and Communication – The SLC component of English functional skills is highly valuable and enjoyable. This module aims to enhance your skills in speaking, listening, and communication by providing examples of how to handle everyday situations both at home and in the workplace. By practicing these scenarios, you will gain confidence and improve your effectiveness.

Once you’ve undertaken all of the skill checks and recommended learning, you will then undertake your diagnostic assessment to determine which level you are now working at. Once you are working at level 1.5 and above, you should be ready to take your final exam.

As part of your qualification you will also be able to utilise the following tools througout your study of which is all part of the Learner Platform:

  • Initial assessments to see your first level at the start of qualification
  • Skill check test on certain subjects
  • Mock paper exams
  • Diagnostic assessments to take after learning to see your progress
  • Utilise the interactive learning areas
  • Have targets set by your Tutor

Must be 14 years or over at registration

Access to a computer with a webcam is required for this qualfiication.

The course can’t be completed using the devices below:

  • Phone device
  • Tablet such as iPad, Android etc


Throughout your Functional Skills English Level 1 course, your progress will be evaluated through our online skill checks and diagnostic tests. Once you achieve a level 1.5 or higher on these quizzes, you will be deemed prepared to proceed with your exams.

There are a total of 3 exams to undertaken with your Level 1 English Functional Skills of which are taken from your own location so no need to travel to any exam centre.

Please note: Exam fee ‘is’ included within your registration

You will have 12 months to complete this qualification however, it can be completed sooner as it all depends on the hours you put in each week.

Study Time

Guided Learning Hours – 55 hours

Total Qualification Time – 60 hours

Who’s it for?

The TQUK Level 1 English Functional Skills is for any person looking to achieve English in order to either meet job requirements/standards or to further education via Colleges/Universities.

It is also ideal for persons re-locating to the UK that wish to upskill and gain the required GCSE equivalent to further career opportunities.

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