Functional Skills Department

Functional Skills English Level 1 and Level 2

Our Functional Skills programme provides learners with the knowledge of correct use of spoken and written English to use for every-day living.  Students will learn how to apply their English skills to a range of unfamiliar contexts, through discussions, exchanges, texts and through written communication.

Functional Skills English assesses three components:

  • Speaking, listening and communication
  • Reading
  • Writing

Students benefit from on-line testing that reduces exam stress as they become familiar with on-line practice work that closely mirrors their final assessments.  Students will practice questioning, debating, discussing, taking turns, sharing opinions on a number of interesting subjects in preparation for the Speaking, Listening and Communicating element of their assessment.

 

Functional Skills Maths Level 1 and Level 2

This qualification is provides the learner with an understanding and wide range of mathematical skills for use in everyday life.

The knowledge, skills and problem-solving approaches contained within this qualification provides tools that can be utilised in work, life and further learning and covers:

  • Area, volume and perimeter, measurement and conversion of measurement
  • Number skills, fractions, decimals and place value
  • Data handling, interpreting graphs, pie charts, calculating mean, median and mode

Students benefit from on-line testing that reduces exam stress as they become familiar with on-line practice work that closely mirrors their final assessments.

 

Functional Skills ICT Level 1 and Level 2

This qualification encourages students to use technology in ways which allow them to become more effective and efficient, and operate confidently in life and work in a wide range of contexts.

Students will benefit from Functional Skills ICT to help them find, select and bring together information, and use ICT to develop, interpret and exchange information for a purpose.

Assessment will cover a variety of key skill areas including:

  • using ICT systems; hardware, software, data
  • using ICT to find information; internet, search engines
  • communicating information using ICT; email

Students benefit from on-line testing that reduces exam stress as they become familiar with on-line practice work that closely mirrors their final assessments.