Introduction to Functional Skills in Leeds
As the Functional Skills, Level 2 qualifications are equivalent to a GCSE Grade C/Level 4, many universities and apprenticeships accept these as a GCSE alternative. Additionally, achieving a Functional Skills Level 2 qualification will enhance your CV and improve your employability skills – making you desirable to employers. It is even beneficial to those applying professions like nursing, policing, and teaching.
If you struggle to decide between taking a GCSE exam or the Functional Skills Level 2 exam, it is important to note that the Functional Skills examinations are more flexible. As you can undergo the exams at any point in the year, it is adaptable to your schedule and needs. Furthermore, there is less subject matter involved with the Functionals Skills qualification. Hopefully, this will reduce the stress that comes with revision and make it more manageable.
Level 2 Courses
You can enroll on a Functional Skills course through Leeds colleges; many students do this in conjunction with their current college courses. However, if you do not have access to these colleges or if you have other commitments – there are other course options available. We are happy to support students who want to explore distance learning options. This allows you to work from home at your own leisure and means you can adapt your revision to suit your daily schedule. It is especially convenient for those who have children or work. The distance learning course is highly comprehensive and detailed, covering everything you need to pass your exams.
The Functional Skills qualification is Ofqual approved, aligning with the government curriculum, and these courses reflect that.
Level 2 Exams
In addition to booking a course in Leeds, you can book your exam with us too. There are test centers in and around Leeds where you can take your exam, or if you would rather sit your exam at home – we can arrange this. You do not need to take the course to sit the exam. If you feel confident enough in your ability and knowledge, you can sit the exams straight away.
The Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications are the perfect way to reach your educational and employment goals if you do not have the right requirements. They are accessible to all; learners of any age or nationality can take these exams. It will also be useful for those whose abroad qualifications are not recognized by the UK education system.
Revision Materials and Past Papers
To help learners with their preparation for their exams, we have lots of free functional skills resources as well as course materials. See the list below to help you start your revision.