Functional Skills in English and Maths are qualifications which are recognised and valued by employers. Level 2 Functional Skills are also more and more acceptable to Universities, depending upon what type of Higher Education course you want to do.
Entry level 3 is the first level of Functional Skills qualification that we offer here at Northern College. This is a great standard of skills to achieve in either English or maths from which to progress to higher levels. Functional Skills are built around the kinds of situations and problems which happen to us all on a day-to-day basis and, will help you to function more confidently when problem solving.
You will become more confident with calculating Numbers, working with Measure and Shape, producing and understanding visual Data and solving problems with number.
How will this course be delivered?
The course will be delivered on a residential basis, over two days and one night each week.The course will include a blend of class room based activities and some individual work alone.
When you apply for Functional Skills, we will ask you to complete an initial assessment to confirm that your chosen course is appropriate for you at this time. Generally, if you have obtained a Grade 3 (D), you will be put straight onto the GCSE course. If the initial assessment shows that you should do a prior qualification before moving onto the level you have applied for, we can offer you enrolment onto an introductory course to take first.
Funding support statement:
Functional skills qualifications in Mathematics are free to anyone who doesn’t already have either a GCSE grade 4 (C grade), or a Level 2 in the specific subject. This means that the Government will fund your English and maths studies until you achieve either of these grades regardless of your age, or whether or not you are in work.
For more information please visit the Short Course page on our website
Tuition Fee: Free*
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