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*NEW* Highfield Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2 (Reformed)


Functional skills qualifications are being reformed. As a result of this Highfield Qualifications is pleased to announce that it plans to make the reformed Highfield Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2 available for first registration on 1 September 2019.

In light of this, the Highfield Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2 (601/7674/X) will be withdrawn. The last date learners can be registered on this qualification is 31 August 2019.

The reformed qualification includes 3 mandatory components:

Speaking, listening and communication

This component is internally assessed and quality assured by the centre and externally moderated by Highfield.

Learners must complete 2 assessed tasks:

  • a formal presentation and Q&A
  • a group discussion

Tutors/assessors record observational evidence of the assessment on the Highfield Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2: Speaking, Listening and Communication Assessment Record.

Reading

Learners must complete 1 written examination that is set, marked and moderated by Highfield.

Writing

Learners must complete 1 written examination that is set, marked and moderated by Highfield.

The reading and writing examinations will be available on demand in either on screen or paper-based formats.

Complimentary resources

Learners will receive complimentary access to an online functional skills resource that hosts a range of engaging English materials to support learners, including initial assessments, tutorials and interactive learning resources. Please contact your Highfield account manager to take advantage of this offer.

Practice Examinations

Our practice examinations are available to support learners in their preparation for their examination of functional skills and are available in both paper-based and on screen formats. On screen practice examinations help learners to familiarise themselves with the various features of the system such as how to navigate through the exam and text formatting options. Please however note that on screen practice examinations are for familiarisation purposes only and responses cannot be saved. Therefore, if a tutor would like to mark the learner’s responses they must review the learner’s answers prior to the learner finishing the examination.

Please click on the links below to access the practice examinations:

Level 2 Reading Practice Examination Mark Scheme
Level 2 Writing Practice Examination Mark Scheme

Level 2 Reading Practice Examination (paper-based)
Level 2 Writing Practice Examination (paper-based)

Level 2 Reading Practice Examination (on screen) currently only available using Internet Explorer
Level 2 Writing Practice Examination (on screen) currently only available using Internet Explorer