Functional Skills, also known as Skills for Life include Maths, English and Digital Skills. Holding these skills at level 2, equivalent to GSCE grade 4-9 (or A*-C), is a completion requirement of apprenticeships at level 3 and above. Holding these skills is also crucial for all staff, both for confidence and career progression, and supports their everyday work.
The National Functional Skills Employer Guide will show you how to support different types of staff. The HEE (Health Education England) regional relationship managers can also add further support in understanding everything in this landscape. To find your relationship manager, click here.
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You can find further information about Functional Skills in our Skills for Life section.