These qualifications are intended to support adult learners that want to improve their English language. They are designed to develop the literacy skills and capabilities that those who are speakers of languages other than English need to take a full part in education, at work and in the society.
Functional skills English and maths (Basic Skills)
If you’re 19 or over our functional skills courses can help you develop the practical skills in English and maths that you need to live, study and work. You’ll learn to apply English and maths skills in real-life situations through reading, writing, speaking and listening tasks. The courses are available across different levels, so you’ll be able to study at the level best suited to you. If you’ve applied to study a GCSE with us, depending on your assessment, we may recommend you study Functional Skills first.