ESOL and Functional Skills

EDLounge has an extensive range of E-Learning content to enhance the delivery of Functional skills, literacy and numeracy for those adult learners with English as a Second Language (ESOL) which allows your organisation to deliver targeted literacy and numeracy pathways that enables your learners to work towards English & Maths Functional Skills at any level.

ESOL and Functional Skill learning, teaching and resource platform can be personalised for any type of learner following a functional skills pathway. The ESOL and Functional Skills elements within our platform is an integral part in helping any training provider or business in their delivery of English and Maths to their staff, apprenticeships or adult learners. Our ESOL and functional skills platform includes an initial assessment stage where the individual will need to complete initial and diagnostic assessments to demonstrate the level they are currently working at. This will provide your provision with the evidence required to assess if support is required

Using our ESOL and Functional Skill platform, learners can access content at any time, and develop their knowledge and understanding to improve their literacy, numeracy and digital skills. The platform is an effective tool to provide:

  • A comprehensive range of lessons that address language, literature, numeracy and digital skills for different levels
  • Personalised numeracy, literacy and ICT pathways that are mapped to the Functional skills specifications
  • A platform that learners can use in their own time 
  • Tracking and monitoring, so you can view and evaluate progress
  • Puzzles and quizzes to develop learners’ numeracy, literacy and digital skills
  • Interactive e-learning content, allowing learners to study key Maths and English topics at their own pace
  • A positive, motivational learning environment which encourages learners to learn independently
  • Targeted learning pathways that help develop your learners’ knowledge and understanding (which correspond to your internal assessment strategies)

A basic introduction

Functional Skills are qualifications that have been developed by the UK Government as part of an initiative to improve literacy, numeracy and ICT skills in England.

There are Entry Levels 1-3, followed by Levels 1 and 2. 

Entry levels give learners the basics in Maths and English that you would use in everyday life.                                
Level 1 Functional Skills are equivalent to a GCSE Grade E-D (2-3)
Level 2 Functional Skills are equivalent to GCSE Grade C-A*(4-9)
With employers in mind, reformed English and maths qualifications have been designed to better equip individuals with the skills required to succeed in the workplace. Feedback from employers was taken on board by the Department for Education as part of their consultation on the proposed subject content. As part of this, they have introduced more of a focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar without dictionaries, using times tables and working with and without a calculator. These changes will empower learners to use English and maths more confidently in the workplace.