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.
Our Skills for Life section has a variety of resources to help in this area. This section was originally launched in June 2020. We are delighted to announce that this section has now been updated with a new layout and additional resources.
You can access the Skills for Life section here.
Check out our National Functional Skills Employer Guide on the home page. This will show you how to provide support for your staff.