Level 1 in English

NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 1

Course description:

This qualification aims to allow learners to work confidently, effectively and independently in life, by developing practical skills in English which can be transferred across situations and contexts.

The objectives of this qualification are to help candidates to:

  • apply their knowledge and understanding to everyday life
  • engage competently and confidently with  others
  • solve problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations

develop personally and professionally as positive citizens who can actively contribute to society


Course content :

The NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in English (Level 1) consists of 3 mandatory components:

  • Component 01 – Speaking, Listening and Communication
  • Component 02 – Reading
  • Component 03 – Writing


To be awarded the NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in English (Level 1), learners are required to successfully complete all 3 mandatory components, by achieving their task-based assessments.  Component credits will not be awarded. Grades are not awarded and the 3 components are weighted equally.


Entry requirements :

This qualification is designed for a wide range of candidates who want to develop practical and transferable skills in English.

There aren’t any specific recommended prior learning requirements for  this qualification.

This qualification is suitable for  candidates aged pre-l6 and above.


Fees: £500

  • This includes registration, assessment and certification


Future opportunities :

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in English – Level 2

As this qualification develops transferable skills which will be useful in work and life, learners could also progress onto a variety of NCFE qualifications in Employability, Money Management, or other vocational areas.