The aim of the Functional Skills English qualification is to encourage learners to develop and demonstrate their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills (including the use of images) for different purposes. Communication is about developing the ability of learners to select and apply skills in ways that are appropriate to their particular context, audience and situation. Techniques (for example in reading and writing) are essential, but so too are the skills of application, such as making decisions about the relevance and quality of information.
To put it simply at you need to:
- Take part in a one-to-one and/or group discussion.
- Read and obtain information
- Write different types of documents.