Get the skills you need to start a career
What You'll Learn
Functional Skills provide an individual with essential knowledge, skills and understanding that will enable them to operate confidently, effectively and independently in both life and work.
Maths for instance, students will learn how to solve problems, use fractions and other calculations, but they will also be taught to apply this to real life situations.
English Functional Skills will enable learners to contribute further to scenarios at work, as it will prepare them to understand and participate in discussions, interpret pieces of writing and instructions, as well as helping to put their points across clearly.
Getting your Functional Skills
Is the exam online?
Yes, the exam is fully online but will need to be undertaken during normal exam conditions.
When is the next start date?
Courses have new start dates all the time so you can get started as soon as you’re enrolled.
Can i progiress to level 2 after achieving level 1?
Of course! However, you would still be required to complete the initial assessment to gain entry to the course.
How much does this course cost?
Our functional skills courses are free to all eligible adults, you can find out if you’re eligible for funding by clicking the apply now button on each course page.
Can i resit the exam if i fail?
Yes, you’ll be given the opportunity for one resit included in the course costs however your tutor would not submit you to sit the exam if they did not think you were ready.
Is it the same as a GCSE?
Functional Skills Level 2 is an alternative to a GCSE qualification and equivalent to a GCSE pass grade.
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