5E LtdCreating a brighter future through training and learning A not for profit organisation addressing
poverty and disadvantage

Functional Skills

What are Functional Skills?

Functional Skills are practical skills in English, Maths and ICT for all learners aged 14 and above. Functional Skills provide an individual with essential knowledge, skills and understanding that will enable them to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life and work.
They are learning tools that enable students to:
  • apply their knowledge and understanding to everyday life
  • engage competently and confidently with others
  • solve problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations
  • develop personally and professionally as positive citizens who can actively contribute to society.
Why are Functional Skills important?
 
Functional Skills are important because they provide young people and adults with the skills, knowledge and understanding that they will need in order to progress and succeed in education, work and life.
  • Functional Skills Units
  • For a Level 2 Apprenticeship, you will complete Level 1 Functional Skills Units
  • For a Level 3 Apprenticeship, you will complete Level 2 Functional Skills Units
 
Functional Skills Unit Level Value
Functional Skills Qualification in English 1 or 2 5
Functional Skills Qualification in Maths 1 or 2 5
Functional Skills Qualification in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) 1 or 2 5

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Ofsted

The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. The inspection and regulation of services that care for children and young people.

Investors in People Gold

Learner satisfaction and progress is only possible with a healthy staff team. For the 3rd time we have achieved this accolade and look forward to investing in your future

Apprenticeship Ambassador

Apprenticeships from Level 3 and above in Accountancy, IT, Business Admin, Customer Service, Leadership and Management.

Greenmark Quality

Our commitment to the environment has seen us consistently receive the Green mark Quality Mark as we minimise wastage of energy to protect our planet.

Matrix Standard

Matrix Standard is a unique quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals

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