Functional Skills English Entry Level 1 is the first of five English qualifications that will help you learn English skills for the workplace and at home. At Entry Level 1, you’ll learn about the following English topics: speaking, listening and communicating, reading and writing.
English Entry Level 1 – Speaking, Listening and Communicating
- 1. Say the names of the letters of the alphabet.
- 2. Identify and extract the main information from short statements and explanations.
- 3. Follow single-step instructions, asking for them to be repeated if necessary.
- 4. Make requests and ask straightforward questions using appropriate terms and registers.
- 5. Respond to questions about specific information.
- 6. Make clear statements about basic information and communicate feelings and opinions on straightforward topics.
- 7. Understand and participate in simple discussions or exchanges with another person about a straightforward topic.
English Entry Level 1 -Reading
- 8. Read correctly words designated for Entry Level 1.
- 9. Read simple sentences containing one clause.
- 10. Understand a short piece of text on a simple subject.
English Entry Level 1 – Writing
- 11. Punctuate simple sentences with a capital letter and a full stop.
- 12. Use a capital letter for the personal pronoun ‘I’ and the first letter of proper nouns.
- 13. Use lower-case letters when there is no reason to use capital letters.
- 14. Write the letters of the alphabet in sequence and in both upper and lower case.
- 15. Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 1.
- 16. Communicate information in words, phrases and simple sentences.
Where can I learn Functional Skills English Entry Level 1?
To find entry level 1 English courses near you, use the National Careers Service Course Finder. Organisations that offer free English entry level 1 courses for adults include:
- Further education colleges
- Adult education centres
- Some libraries
- Other training providers