Introduction to Functional Skills in Plymouth
The Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications are equivalent to a GCSE Grade C/Level 4, as they are Ofqual approved, they are recognized by many companies and universities across the UK. With this qualification, your employability levels increase, and you can use it to gain access to different courses, including Policing, Nursing, and Teaching. The GCSE examinations only occur in May and November, which can limit your university or job applications, whereas the Functional Skills exams take place all year round. Many learners find the Functional Skills exam easy as the content is more relatable and reflects real-life scenarios. Additionally, the Functional Skills Level 2 content list has less subject matter than the GCSEs, which means you can manage your revision time more effectively.
Level 2 Courses Plymouth
You can enroll on the Functional Skills course at a college – there are many options available at Plymouth and the surrounding area. The Functional Skills course is manageable and not overwhelming, which is shown by the majority of students taking this course alongside other qualifications. As well as through colleges, you can do the Functional Skills course in the comfort of your own home through distance learning. It is flexible, you can work at your own pace, and you can incorporate it into your daily life. Distance learning is great for those with other responsibilities and commitments, such as working and parenting.
Level 2 Exams
In addition to organizing the course, we can book the exam for you too! There are several test centers in and around Plymouth, or you can take the exam from home. If you would like to sit the exam in an exam center, you can check out the list below for locations in Plymouth and the surrounding areas. For those interested in the online exams option, you will need a laptop/PC with a working microphone and camera. The exam will be over a video call with an invigilator to ensure the exam runs smoothly and that exam conditions are maintained.
Additionally, if you just want to sit the exam – you can do that. If you feel confident and understand the content, we can book the exam for you without the course.
The Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications are the perfect addition to your CV, especially for those who do not have a GCSE passing grade in Maths or English. They can help you access a number of Universities, apprenticeships, and job opportunities.
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.