Functional Skills

Core Study

Functional Skills are the essential skills vital for young people to participate in life, learning and work. They are an essential, compulsory element in many qualification routes for young people as well as being stand-alone qualifications in their own right at Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2.

Functional Skills Mathematics aims to promote mathematical thinking and transferable skills rather than rote learning. Students will cover math’s that is useful in everyday situations and the world of work and contextual material which emphasises the benefits of Math’s to people who have been ‘turned off’ by the subject.

Functional Skills English is assessed through three components:

  • Reading skills –  non-fiction texts
  • Writing skills – transactional/Persuasive texts
  • Speaking, Listening and Communication skills