Online Functional Skills and GCSE English Initial Assessment

You need to complete an online English Initial Assessment. When you have submitted the assessment activity, a tutor will contact you to arrange a pre-course interview for a Functional Skills or GCSE English course

You must complete the assessment at least 3 days before the day / time you have booked.

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Functional Skills initial assessment

The English Functional Skills Initial Assessment should take about 40 minutes to complete. Try to complete the assessment in the time allowed.

  • DO NOT USE a spell checker, dictionary, or Google to support your answers. We want you to be enrolled onto the right course for you.
  • You must only attempt this assessment once.

You need to complete this assessment well in advance of speaking with a tutor. Your assessment will be reviewed by a tutor who will contact you with further information about how to complete the enrolment process.  The assessment process includes an online discussion that will give you an opportunity to ask your tutor questions.

You will need to show the assessing tutor photo ID and proof of address, so please have this ready.

If you have any questions, please contact us on lifelong.learning@essex.gov.uk or 0345 603 7635

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GCSE initial assessment

This course is very fast paced requiring an extensive amount of self-study.  It is necessary for you to complete an assessment prior to the course to ensure that it is right for you.

This is what you must do to start the assessment process:

  • Complete the initial assessment below
  • DO NOT USE the spell checker, dictionary or Google to support your answers. This will not help you in the long run. We want this course to be a suitable level for you.
  • Try to complete the assessment in the time allowed (40 minutes).

You need to complete this assessment well in advance of speaking with a tutor. Your assessment will be reviewed by a tutor who will contact you with further information about how to complete the enrolment process.  The assessment process includes an online discussion that will give you an opportunity to ask your tutor questions. There will be a further written assessment for the GCSE course.

If you have any questions, please contact us on lifelong.learning@essex.gov.uk or 0345 603 7635