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Skillsfirst Functional Skills English


Legacy Functional Skills qualifications for English levels 1 & 2 closed for registration on 31 August 2019.


The final on-screen assessment date for legacy Functional Skills English exams is 28 May 2021.


The final date for Speaking, Listening and Communication assessments for legacy Functional Skills English Level 1 and 2 qualifications must have been completed and result claims submitted to Skillsfirst, by no later than 28 May 2021.


The final certification date for legacy Functional Skills English is 31 July 2021.  Skillsfirst are not permitted to certificate any learners after this date. 



Functional Skills qualifications in English level 1 and level 2 assess three components:


Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for FSE01 and FSE02 are 45


Total Qualification Time (TQT) for FSE01 and FSE02 is 50 hours


Qualification number

Qualification title

Qualification reference

Qualification registration end date



Functional Skills English Level 1







Functional Skills English Level 2





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Skillsfirst Functional Skills Handbook English L1 & 2


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