Entry Level 2 English Skills

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Course content


  • Read and understand straightforward texts
  • Read and understand instructions & directions
  • Read and understand common spelling patterns
  • Use knowledge of alphabetical order to locate information


  • Use written words and phrases to record information
  • Use compound sentences, capital letters, full stops and question marks
  • Spell a range of common words correctly
  • Produce legible text

Speaking & Listening

  • Identify the main points in discussion
  • Speak clearly to be heard and understood
  • Express one’s own feelings and listen to others
  • Express statements of fact, short accounts and descriptions
  • Ask and respond to straightforward questions
  • Contribute to discussions

At the end of the course there will be two paper based tests (Reading & Writing) and 2 recorded conversations for Speaking & Listening. You will have 45 minutes to answer each paper test. You can take the tests on different days. You will get your results in the same week and guidance about progression routes.

Who is the course for?

  • People aged 16 – 18
  • People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan
  • Adults aged 19+

This course is suitable for students who:

  • have achieved Entry Level 1 Functional Skills
  • are taking a vocational course for which English is required
  • would like to brush up on their English skills in order to start a vocational programme

Entry requirements

To start on this course you need to show at initial assessment that this is a suitable level for your current skills.


This course prepares you for progression to the Entry level 3 Functional Skills English course, or for progression to an Entry level 3 vocational course.

Study Programme

If you are aged 16 – 18 or up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan this course will form part of your study programme. The programme includes a vocational study area, English and maths qualifications, employability skills, a work placement and other personal development and enrichment opportunities.

Course Fees

English qualifications are free for everyone up to Level 2.