Course description

The Functional Skills qualifications are based around skills needed for everyday life and enable you to have the flexibility to problem solve using these skills. On this course, you will learn reading, writing, speaking and listening skills at the standards for Level 2. The skills at this level are a platform to develop skills for further academic study at Level 3 and above, and are also skills valued by employers.

What can this course lead to?

Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications are now regularly accepted in universities for Higher Education studies depending upon the degree, but will also be a requirement for many Level 3 study programmes.
This qualification aslo makes you more competetive in the jobs market.

Want to learn more?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Open Events.


Northern College, Yorkshire

Course session dates

Session dates for 16 June 2022 - 8 July 2022

  • Thursday 16 Jun 2022 to Friday 17 Jun 2022
  • Thursday 23 Jun 2022 to Friday 24 Jun 2022
  • Thursday 30 Jun 2022 to Friday 01 Jul 2022
  • Thursday 07 Jul 2022 to Friday 08 Jul 2022

Course fees and funding support

Functional skills and GCSE qualifications in English and Maths are free to anyone who doesn't already have either a grade 4, or a Level 2, in the specific subject. This means, if you're aged 19 or over, the government will fund your English and Maths studies until you achieve either of these grades whether you are in work or not.

Course Fee FREE