Functional Skills are the fundamental ENGLISH, ICT and MATHS skills that all adults and young people need to have for their working and personal lives. Functional Skills qualifications let people study in practical ways; applying core skills to real-life situations so that the things they learn come in useful day after day, at work or home. These flexible courses have been championed by successive Governments committed to equipping young people and adults with the essential skills they need to succeed at work.
English, ICT and maths are essential subjects that are included in most training and education programmes. They are a mandatory component of Diplomas, Foundation Learning Programmes and Apprenticeships and can be studied as stand-alone qualifications or as a stepping stone to GCSEs.
Find out more about the Functional Skills Standards by clicking one of the adjacent links. Alternatively, you can read about our Focus Functional Skills solution for online revision and assessment.