Functional Skills English and Maths Qualification

With Total People
8 – 12 weeks


This course offers learners the opportunity to develop their knowledge in English and maths and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Functional Skills are designed to develop and test English and maths skills that are used in everyday and work related settings. They are designed to equip learners with the skills that employers want.

Course details

We offer Functional Skills English and maths at either Level 1 or Level 2. To identify the most appropriate level, each learner will complete some assessments, these results, together with any prior achievement, will be used to identify the most appropriate level for each subject.

Maths – is assessed by one exam with non calculator and calculator sections.

English - is assessed by two exams (one for reading and one for writing) and an assessment for speaking and listening that is completed with the Learning Coach.

Course format

This is an online course studied via distance learning. To complete this course, learners will need access to a computer and a basic level of IT knowledge.

Studying via distance learning means learners can choose when and where they study. A dedicated Learning Coach provides support to learners throughout the course.

Who is suitable?

This qualification would be ideal for anyone aged 19 years or above, who would like improve their skills and knowledge in English and/or maths and achieve a recognised qualification.

Full funding for this course is dependent upon age and prior achievement in English or maths.

Learners must meet one or more eligibility criteria that includes:

  • Anyone aged 19 years or over
  • Living in Greater Manchester or in a Non-Devolved Authority region of England
  • Not already holding a Level 2 qualification in the subject to be studied

Register interest

This course is supported by funding from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the Devolved Adult Education Budget project.