Course description

The Functional Skills qualifications are based around skills needed for everyday life and to enable you to have the flexibility to problem solve using these skills. On this course, you will learn to use numbers and the number system, measure, shape and space, handle data, and solve mathematical problems and make decisions using maths at Level 2.

Maths qualifications at this level are required by many employers, further and higher education organisations. Join us at Northern College where you will be well supported by expert staff to achieve your goals , working alongside other students who are here for the same reason as you: to get the qualification they need to progress and succeed.

What can this course lead to?

Functional Skills qualifications at Level 2 may be required to access Level 3 programmes of study, and are now often accepted at universities to access Higher Education qualifications. This is also a qualification which will make 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.


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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