The exam that both MME and Pass Functional Skills provide is an online exam, meaning that you will be able to sit the exam from the comfort of your own home. All that you will be required to have on the day of the exam in order to take it will be a computer with a working webcam and microphone and a stable internet connection. This is in order for you to be able to communicate with your Ofqual-approved invigilator who will contact you on your exam date to help you set up your exam.
By taking and passing the exam, you will earn yourself a Functional Skills qualification, which is recognised by most colleges and universities as well as employers as a GCSE equivalent qualification, allowing you to gain access to courses provided by colleges and universities as well as increasing your chances of employment in the UK.
To earn your Functional Skills qualification, you will be required to pass all 3 parts of the Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Exam. The 3 parts of the exam will be testing your abilities and knowledge of the English language in different ways. The first part, the Reading, will be testing your abilities to analyse text and pick out knowledge to answer questions. The second part, the Writing, will be testing you on your creative writing abilities, requiring you to write a long form response to a given scenario. And finally, the SLC, or Speaking, Listening and Communication, will be testing your abilities to communicate to other learners. Each of these parts will last roughly 1 hour, and you are required to pass all 3 parts in order to achieve the qualification. We recommend that you spend at least 50-60 hours revising before you take your exam. To assist in your learning, we also recommend that you have a look at the Functional Skills English Level 2 course, that supplies in depth coverage of the curriculum to help you prepare for your exam. For those who prefer to practice the exam with past papers, we also recommend having a look at the Functional Skills English Level 2 Past Papers.