If you don't have the right basic qualifications, life can be more of a challenge than it needs to be. Luckily you can take a Functional Skills Course and catch up. A functional skills qualification is a GCSE equivalent, designed to give you the Maths, English and Information and Communications Technology knowledge you need to make a success of your job and reach your full potential in every aspect of your life, a valuable second chance.

People who don't have a Grade 4+ GCSE in English and Maths can't do an apprenticeship, for example, but one or more functional skills qualifications can fill the gap very effectively, sending you on your way to a better career.

What are functional skills?
Functional skills replace previous qualifications called Key Skills. The three core functional skills are English, Maths....

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