Functional Skills are qualifications in English, Maths and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) regulated by government for use in England.
Employer’s FAQs – What are the requirements for English and Maths?
There are many other qualifications that satisfy the criteria of being equivalent to level 2 functional skills.
‘The purpose of functional skills qualifications in English, Maths and ICT is to provide:
- reliable evidence of a student’s achievements against demanding content that is relevant to the workplace.
- assessment of students’ underpinning knowledge as well as their ability to apply this in different contexts.’ (UK Government).
Functional Skills qualifications define:
- which basic English, maths and ICT skills are to be assessed at different levels of achievement
- how they are to be assessed and marked.
They are offered at different levels from Entry to Level 2 in the Regulated Qualifications Framework.