Functional Skills in English at Level 2 - 3748-01
These are qualifications for work, study and life. Achievement of these qualifications demonstrates the ability at an appropriate level to read, write, speak, listen and communicate in English, and to apply these skills effectively to a range of purposes in the workplace and in other real life situations. (Ofqual Qualification Number: 500/9318/6 and City & Guilds Qualification Number 3748) Content subsumes that of lower levels. Subject content functional skills: English (DfE, Feb 2018).
This person can speak, listen and communicate through narratives, discussions, explanations, presentations. They can follow/understand discussions, arguments; identify relevant information; communicate info/ideas/opinions clearly and accurately on different topics, supported by evidence; ask questions for specific information; respond effectively to detailed questions; use and adapt language to audience, purpose, medium; respect turn-taking and interject appropriately.
This person can read and analyse straightforward/complex texts of different style, voice, length, topic, that instruct, describe, explain, persuade, including reference material. They can identify main points vs detail; compare info, ideas and opinions across texts and know how they are conveyed; identify implicit and inferred meaning; understand textual features and devices and impact on meaning; how vocabulary affects formality/bias; follow arguments; identify points of view, fact/opinion.
This person can compose straightforward and complex texts of appropriate length and detail which meet the needs/purpose of the audience. They can communicate info, ideas and opinions clearly, coherently, effectively; use format, structure, language appropriate for audience and purpose; write complex sentences consistently and accurately using paragraphs where appropriate; use correct grammar and punctuation; spell words used most often in work, study and daily life, including specialist words.