Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths

If you are 16-29 and looking to gain skills all employers value, yet were unable to gain English and Maths GCSE qualifications at school, this course is the course for you.

Our functional skills qualifications are Ofqual regulated and are universally accepted by employers and colleges and will greatly improve your chances of further education and employment.

Level up and improve your chances of further education and employment

What are Functional Skills?

Functional Skills are a widely accepted alternative qualification to GCSEs.

Functional Skills in Maths and English qualifications are FREE to 16-29 year-olds, Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET), and who do not already have a GCSEs in these subjects or higher than a Level 1 in Functional Skills.

Demonstrating your skills in Maths and English should always be something you highlight on your CV. We use them in almost every task we do, whether that’s writing a social media post, composing an email, or calculating how much we spend on groceries.

With functional skills in maths and English, you’ll be reading, writing, and communicating with more authority and efficiency.

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What you’ll learn on these courses

In this course, you will gain essential knowledge, abilities and understanding that will boost your confidence, independence and everyday communication skills.

Functional Skills English

You will develop a clear understanding of:

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Sentence structure
  • How to avoid common mistakes
  • And much more

Functional Skills Maths

You will develop a clear understanding of:

  • Fractions
  • Unitary method
  • Percentages
  • And much more


Those wanting to enrol will need to conduct a pre-assessment prior to starting the course. Funded bus travel is also available for those that need assistance with transport.

Maths Level 2

Pre-enrolment date: Monday 8th November
Course dates: Monday – Friday, 15th – 26th  November (2-weeks)

Places: Thirty (30) candidate places are available
Course time:
55 hours

Location: ISE – Women’s Enterprise and Community Hub, 249 a Ladypool Rd., Sparkbrook, Birmingham B12 8LF

Cost: FREE to qualifying candidates
The course requires candidates to attend all course dates.

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Future courses

Register for future Functional Skills in Maths and English courses using the form below.

Cost: FREE to qualifying candidates

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Functional Skills qualifications are nationally recognised qualifications

Sign up / more information

If you are interested in signing up for our Functional Skills qualifications courses, please complete the form below.

If you would like more information about the available courses, please complete the form below and select ‘More information’ in the drop-down menu.

There are a limited number of places for each course and all young people need to conduct a pre-assessment prior to starting the course. We will contact you using the information you provide to discuss availability and course details.


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