Our English Functional Skills Entry level, level 1 and level 2 qualifications are designed to equip adult learners with skills such as writing for a specified audience and purpose – emails, articles and letters and developing speaking skills – engage in discussion and give presentations. This course also helps students to gain confidence and employability skills. The Functional Skills course consists of three units: Speaking, Listening and Communication, Reading and Writing. English Functional Skills runs for 1 academic year. (September – June).