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Skillsfirst Qualifications

Speaking, Listening & Communication


Skillsfirst have designed Functional Skills English Level 1 and 2 Speaking, Listening and Communication assessment tasks which meet the requirements of the Functional Skills English skills standard.


All learners should undertake one of the set assessment tasks in order to achieve this component part of the Functional Skills English qualification. Centres who do not wish to use these assessment tasks, or who wish to tailor tasks for specific industries or client groups, may produce their own. However, centre devised tasks must be approved by the Skillsfirst senior examiner before use and should meet the setting specification. In order to support centres when assessing the component, Skillsfirst have developed a support DVD to guide assessors through the tasks at both levels 1 and 2. Skillsfirst centres approved to deliver Functional Skills can obtain a link to the set assessment tasks by emailing


Where centre devised assessment tasks are being used, amendments and / or new tasks, along with a completed setting matrix, should be sent to Skillsfirst for review at least eight weeks before assessment is due to take place. If approval is not received by the time the assessment takes place, centres should use one of the Skillsfirst approved tasks. This also applies if the centre wishes to adapt any of the set assessment tasks.


Related Documents:
Functional Skills English Level 1 & 2



Legacy FS remote SLC adaptations submission


Please be mindful that all results for SLC assessments for legacy Functional Skills English Level 1 and 2 qualifications, must have been submitted to Skillsfirst no later than 28 May 2021.


If you have any queries relating to this, please do not hesitate to contact us.


For more information contact our customer services team on 0121 270 5100 option 1 or email:


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