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Edexcel Functional Skills English and ICT Level 2

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OSC1413 / OSC1420

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Boost your IT and English skills from home with this accredited Functional Skills English and ICT Level 2 qualification.

  • This Functional Skills English and ICT Level 2 course is equivalent to a grade 4 GCSE.
  • Accredited and recognised qualification that will demonstrate your knowledge and skills in ICT and English.
  • You’ll become proficient in ICT and understand the modern office.
  • Improve your reading and writing skills, including punctuation and grammar.
  • Achieve this qualification from the comfort your own home, at your own pace.
  • If you add on your exams, we will book and pay for them for you!
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Course overview

Our Edexcel Functional Skills English and ICT Level 2 qualification is an accredited, nationally recognised qualification in IT and English.  

The course has been designed for anyone looking to understand the fundamentals of English and ICT. During the ICT section of this course, you’ll learn more about using storage and software, how to use databases and spreadsheets, and how to produce word documents and slide presentations. The ICT course has been designed around the use of Microsoft Office, however, the contents of this course are also applicable to other solutions such as Google applications too. Your English course will cover speaking, listening, and communication, as well as reading and writing.  

Please note that you must complete the exams to achieve your qualification. You can choose to add your exams to your enrolment, and we will save you the hassle of booking them, giving you more time to dedicate to your studies. If you do not add your exams to your enrolment, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams by liaising directly with your chosen exam centre.  

 

 

Course Duration

Up to two years.

Course Outcome

Edexcel Functional Skills ICT Level 2 and Edexcel Functional Skills English Level 2 qualifications.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study this course.

Assessment

Four exams. You will also complete tutor-marked assessments throughout your course to allow you and your tutor to track your progress.

Course content

Edexcel Functional Skills English Level 2

Edexcel Functional Skills ICT Level 2

Extra info

Course duration

Once enrolled, you have up to two years to complete your studies.  

Study method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work, it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or online, depending on the study method you choose. If you choose to study online, your login details will be emailed to you. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away. 

You will also be provided with a range of further reading and videos to support your learning.  

Exams and assessments

Functional Skills ICT Level 2 exam

To achieve your Functional Skills ICT Level 2 qualification, you must complete the exam. You will be assessed via an online exam. The exam will consist of two parts and will last for two hours. Your exam will be marked out of 50. 

Functional Skills English Level 2 exam

Your Functional Skills English Level 2 qualification will require you to complete two written exam papers and one practical speaking exam.

You will also complete a series of tutor-marked assignments throughout your course. This will allow both you and your tutor to track your progress as you make your way through your studies.  

Choosing to add the exams package 

If you choose to add your exams on to your enrolment, all you need to do is contact us when you are ready to sit your exams, we will book and pay for them on your behalf. You are advised to contact us well in advance of when you intend to sit your exams so that we can confirm your place with the exam board. 

Please note, our Functional Skills exam centre locations for this course are as follows: 

  • Birmingham 
  • Coventry 
  • Doncaster 
  • Bolton 
  • Wimbledon 
  • Taunton 
  • St Neots, Cambridgeshire 
  • High Wycombe 
  • Belfast 

The course-only option 

If you do not add your exams to your enrolment, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams yourself. If you select this option, you must source and liaise with your chosen exam centre in order to book your exams, Open Study College will not be able to book your exams for you. 

Course outcome

Upon successful completion of the course and your exam, you will achieve both Functional Skills ICT Level 2 and Functional Skills English Level 2 qualification from Edexcel.  

Awarding body

Edexcel is a highly respected and recognised awarding body, and their qualifications allow learners to succeed in life, learning, and employment. Functional Skills are nationally recognised level 2 alternative to GCSEs. 

What next?

Once you have achieved your Functional Skills English and ICT Level 2 qualifications, you could progress to study the subejcts at GCSE, A Level, BTEC Level 3, or an alternative level 3 qualification.  

Exam details

Functional Skills ICT Level 2 - online exam

Duration: two hours 

Marks: 50 

Assessment format: online exam consisting of two parts.  

Functional Skills English Level 2 - practical exam

Duration: 40 minutes

Assessment format: a five-minute presentation with a question and answer session, and a 15-minute formal discussion.

Functional Skills English Level 2 - paper 1

Duration: 75 minutes

Marks: 35

Assessment format: multiple-choice, short and medium open response questions.

Functional Skills English Level 2 - paper 2

Duration: 60 minutes

Marks: 36

Assessment format: two set tasks with 42% of marks assessing spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

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