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.

What can this course lead to?

Access to higher level study including Level 3 qualifications or entry to university. This qualification also makes you more competetive in the jobs market.

Want to learn more?

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Northern College, Yorkshire

Course session dates

Session dates for 6 July 2022 - 28 July 2022

  • Wednesday 06 Jul 2022 to Thursday 07 Jul 2022
  • Monday 11 Jul 2022 to Monday 11 Jul 2022
  • Wednesday 13 Jul 2022 to Thursday 14 Jul 2022
  • Monday 18 Jul 2022 to Monday 18 Jul 2022
  • Thursday 21 Jul 2022 to Friday 22 Jul 2022
  • Wednesday 27 Jul 2022 to Thursday 28 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