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Functional Skills qualifications are designed to enable students to develop confidence and fluency in maths and English. They focus on both underpinning skills as well as the ability to apply maths and English to different contexts. They equip students with the practical skills to get the most out of education, work and everyday life and to help them function more confidently, effectively and independently.

With employers in mind, Functional Skills English and maths qualifications have been designed to better equip individuals with the skills required to succeed in the workplace.

Functional Skills level 2 qualifications are at the same level as a grade 4 or C and above at GCSE.

Opening up job opportunities to individuals with a Functional Skills level 2 as well as GCSEs means that employers can widen their pool of applicants and increase their options.

Functional Skills qualifications are available across five levels (Entry 1 to Level 2).

In Maths you will study skills in Number, Measures, Shape and Space, and Handling Data.

Key Information

  • Duration

    Duration depends on the level of course.

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For maths there is one assessment with two sections, non calculator and calculator, and for English there are three – speaking & listening, reading and writing elements.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.


Apply online Make an enquiry Call 01724 281 111

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details