Entry level 3
Internal and External assessment
|Qualification And Number||Total Tasks||Total Qualification Time|
|Entry 1 Certificate (603/4286/9)||60 Hours|
No prior knowledge, understanding, skills, or qualifications are required before learners register for this qualification. However, centers must follow the guidance given in Pearson’s related document.
Learners must pass the following assessments before the qualification can be awarded:
Approximate time. Further details are given in Entry Level English Speaking, Listening and Communicating: guidance for assessors, available on the Pearson website
All subject content statements must be evidenced
The Speaking, Listening, and Communicating assessment is internally set, internally assessed, and externally verified.
The Reading assessments are externally set, internally marked, and externally verified. They are paper-based and can be downloaded from our website on demand. The texts in the Reading assessments will include a representative sample of the words and types of words given in Annexe B. Dictionaries are allowed.
The Writing assessments are externally set, internally marked, and externally verified. They are paper-based and can be downloaded from our website on demand. 66.7 percent of marks are for Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar (SPaG). Half of these are for a spelling task that assesses ten spellings. The spellings are sampled from the words and word types in Annexe B. No external aids, such as dictionaries, are allowed.
Learners who achieve Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills Qualifications in English at Entry Levels 1 to 3 can progress through the levels (from Entry 1 to Entry 2 and Entry 2 to Entry 3), and to Functional Skills Qualifications in English at Levels 1 and 2 or further English study, such as GCSE. Alternatively, learners can progress to employment or to vocational education.