About Functional Skills

Functional Skills have been developed as part of a government initiative to improve the levels of literacy, numeracy and ICT in the UK. The qualifications have been designed to assess skills that can be applied to a learner’s life, learning and work.  We offer Functional Skills at levels 1 and 2, with flexible, onscreen testing opportunities for all subjects.

Target Learners:

Functional Skills underpin nearly all forms of 14+ learning in England and are intended for a vast range of different settings. There are specific rules around the achievement of Functional Skills within Apprenticeship frameworks, as well as an expectation that Foundation Learning and other programmes (eg., GCE/GCSE) should include opportunities to develop and achieve appropriate Functional Skills qualifications.

Entry Requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements, however, learners will need to undergo an initial assessment prior to the start of their programme to ensure they are working towards relevant Functional Skills qualifications at the appropriate level.