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What are functional skills?

By QTS Maths Tutor|2022-06-24T13:25:57+00:00June 24th, 2022|Categories: Numeracy Skills Blog|
QTS Maths Tutors aims to make sure you are fully informed regarding everything to do with Maths. This includes the different types of Maths exams and qualifications that are available. Today’s topic of discussion is Functional Skills   What are functional skills? It is an equivalent qualification, used to help improve employment chances, as well as helping to gain access to higher education. Functional Skills is split into 2, level 1 and level 2. Level 1 is the equivalent of a passing grade in an SAT Maths qualification. Level 2 is the equivalent of a passing grade in a GCSE Maths qualification.    These qualifications are Ofqual approved and are backed by multiple exam boards. Ensuring that the qualification you earned will be accepted by all university, apprenticeship, job, and training providers in England. So you can be assured that if you take and pass a Functional Skills exam, you will be able to use the qualification to reach your goals.    What are functional skills taken in? The exam itself will be done from the comfort of your own home, this is done by taking the exam online. Taking the exam with Pass Functional Skills will allow you to be able to take the exam any time throughout the year. Allowing for a lot of flexibility. All you will need is a strong internet connection, a pc, a webcam, a microphone, and yourself.   If you are still unsure if a Functional Skills qualification is the right option for you, then don’t delay. Contact us at QTS Maths Tutors today, where we will be able to help answer any questions you may have!

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