Functional Skills

Do you need to update your Maths or English skills? If so, we can offer support and training in our centrally located employment and progression centre.

Functional Skills qualifications are intended for customers who want to improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Achieving these qualifications will increase your confidence and motivation, the skills you gain will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning as well as supporting you to develop the practical skills you need for life.

Maths & English Functional Skills courses are available at Entry level 2, Entry level 3, Level 1 and Level 2. Following the initial assessment of your current skills, an individual programme of learning will be mapped out for you. Your tutor will support you every step of the way until you are ready to sit the Functional Skills exam.

The course can last between 1 & 4 month depending when you are ready to sit the exam. Attendance is a mix of in centre study and home study.  Flexible appointments are available to suit you and your commitments. The centre is open daily until 5 pm.

However during this time, the programme will follow a distance learning model using on-line systems.

Cost: Functional Skills in English and Maths courses are funded

ATL Terms and Conditions apply.


Courses are funded.

Free 16-18 & 19+

In some cases you may need to provide evidence residency and if you have previously achieved a L2 GCSE or FS you will not be eligible for free government funding, however you can still enrol – there will be a cost.

ATL Terms and Conditions apply.

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Duration varies depending on your starting point, which will be determined following an initial assessment.