Functional Skills

Functional Skills

Global Skills provide free Functional Skills English and Maths courses from Beginner (Entry Level 1) to Intermediate (Level 2).

Functional Skills courses will give you the knowledge, confidence and understanding to apply English, Maths and ICT in everyday settings so you can progress into work or onto higher level courses and apprenticeships in the future.

Entry Requirements

You must not already have a English, Maths or IT Qualification already funded/passed at Level 2 or above.

There are no further prerequisites. During the application stage you will carry out a Basic and Key Skills Builder (BKSB) Initial Assessment that consists of a English, Maths and Digital Skills (where applicable) which will identify the appropriate level of your skillset and we can place you into the right course level based on these results.

Course Length

Functional Skills courses take a minimum of 3 months up to 8 months depending on the level you apply for and the support you need in order to achieve the qualification(s). We also provide Additional Learning Support (ALS) where needed to those where English may not be their first language or need additional support due to other circumstances.

You will receive a well renowned City and Guilds or Pearson Edexcel certification on completion of the course.

*These courses are free for EEA/UK citizens who have been resident in the EEA/UK for the past 3 years for purposes other than studying and are currently working or on particular benefits.

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