Thursday, 23 May 2019
Novotel Leeds Centre


This one day workshop will explore the assessment requirements for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional English, across all components. The content is designed to support staff who are preparing learners for final assessment in Functional English at Level 1 and 2 in order to be confident with the enhanced requirements for the final assessment process and ensure that learners are provided with the best level of preparation.

Content will look at:

  • the enhanced skill and knowledge assessment requirements for the Level 1 and Level 2 reformed Functional Skills English across each component;
  • understand the enhanced expectations for Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communication;
  • understand how to manage the additional spelling expectations;
  • consider different approaches for developing the required level of competence with learners;
  • consider approaches to check learner competence and prepare them for final assessment in each aspect;
  • recognise when learners are ready for final assessment and be able to demonstrate the skills required consistently;
  • understand how to analyse testing data and examiner reports and use the information effectively to inform learner support and preparation.

Target Audience

Tutors/ Trainers/ Teachers/ Practitioners delivering Functional Skills in English who feel that they need greater knowledge, understanding and personal development/ guidance in order to be able to confidently prepare learners for successful final assessment in Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communicating with the reformed Functional English at Level 1 and Level 2.

Delegates would typically be employed within organisations that deliver Functional Skills English to Apprentices through integrated or discrete programmes, in one to one or group situations.

Delegates will typically be vocational tutors who support integrated Functional Skills or dedicated Functional Skills tutors who deliver Functional Skills through discrete sessions.

Delegate Fees

AELP Member rate: £159.00 + VAT
Non-Member rate: £359.00 + VAT

Membership Pledge

Any non-member, who pays the non-member rate and subsequently becomes a member within 30 days of attending an event, will be reimbursed the difference between the non-member rate and the AELP member rate.

Feedback from the previous Functional Skills Reforms workshop:

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