NCFE Entry Level 3 Functional Skills Qualification in English
About this qualification:
The purpose of Functional Skills English Entry Level qualifications are to demonstrate the ability at an appropriate level to read, write, speak, listen and communicate in English, and to apply this knowledge and these skills in familiar situations.
Who is it suitable for?
Functional Skills qualifications in English at Entry Level are ideal for learners wishing to develop practical, transferable skills in English in order to work confidently, effectively and independently in life. It is suitable for a wide range of individuals and is fundamental to the successful completion of various wider qualifications and frameworks, such as Foundation Learning.
There are no pre-entry requirements for this qualification and no minimum age requirement has been set for registration.
These qualifications are assessed via 3 controlled assessments which cover:
• Speaking, Listening and Communicating
Regulations for the Conduct of Controlled Assessment
Qualification Specific Instructions for Delivery (QSID)
Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations Policy
Direct Claim Status (DCS)
Contextualised Assessment Request Form
CPD Training and Events
Diagnostic and Assessment Tools
Department for Education Subject Content for English
Assessor standardisation instructions - Entry Level 3 Functional Skills English (DOCX | 1403 KB)
Learner observation and assessment record (LOAR) - Entry Level 3 Functional Skills English SLC (DOCX | 52 KB)
Learner observation and assessment record (LOAR) - Entry Level 3 Functional Skills English SLC - exemplar (PDF | 220 KB)
Assessor instructions and guidance - Speaking, Listening and Communicating (PDF | 528 KB)
Functional Skills English (Entry Level 3) Scheme of Work
An exemplary scheme of work that defines the structure and overview of the content for the Entry Level 3 Functional Skills Qualification in English.
Functional Skills English (Entry Level 3) Resources
Bespoke resources including learner activity question and answer worksheets, engaging PowerPoint presentations and explanatory videos.
Functional Skills English (Entry Level 3) Learner Checklists
These learner checklists cover Entry Level 3 English, reading and writing, for functional skills.
Functional Skills English (Entry Level 3) Spelling and Reading List
A spelling and reading list designed to support learners who are studying the NCFE Entry Level 3 Functional Skills qualification in English.
Speaking, Listening and Communicating