English & Maths Functional Skills

Functional Skills  will help you with your everyday needs whether in the workplace or at home. The focus is on practical applications, relevant to your level.

On a FS English course you may, for example, learn how to write or answer an email, learn how to prepare for and do a job interview, discuss the news or use a cash machine.

On a FS maths course you may learn how to calculate the amount of paint you need to apply for two coats on a living room wall and ceiling or how to calculate percentages on a credit card repayment.

Functional Skills courses are always based on real life needs and can be adapted to your needs.

Functional Skills English and maths are a mandatory component of Diplomas, Foundation Learning Programmes and Apprenticeships. They can be studied as stand-alone qualification or as a stepping stone to GCSE.

Our courses range from Entry Level 1 to Level 2 (equivalent to a D at GCSE).

The full level FS English consists of exams in the following:

  1. Speaking and listening
  2. Reading
  3. Writing

Assessment for FS maths is by a single examination at the end of the course.

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