What is level 2 equivalent to?

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PFS Team November 13, 2023


What is level 2 equivalent to?

A level 2 qualification in functional skills is equivalent to a grade 4/C at GCSE. Here at Pass Functional Skills we offer level 2 qualifications in both maths and English. Level 2 qualifications are widely accepted by employers and higher education institutions, achieving one of these qualifications can improve job prospects and open new doors.

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Maths Level 2 Functional Skills

We provide an Ofqual regulated qualification in level 2 functional skills maths, this involves one exam that is sat at home with on of our online invigilators. Pass Functional Skills have an abundance of revision materials to help you prepare for your exam. We also offer a comprehensive course that will guide you through the course material with the exam in mind. You can see the exam options via the link below.

Functional skills maths Level 2 Exam

There are also free revision options that you can look at to help you prepare for your level 2 maths exam.

Maths Level 2 Functional Skills Revision

English Level 2 Functional Skills

The English functional skills qualification is split into three sections, these are: reading, writing and speaking, listening & communicating.

Functional skills English Level 2 Exam

There are also additional support materials for English level 2, which you can find below.

English Level 2 Functional Skills Revision


What is level 2 equivalent to?

Hopefully by now we have answered this question but you can find our more about GCSE equivalents here.

How do level 2 equivalent qualifications fit in with other levels? 

You can find out about how all the different level of qualification fit in to the bigger picture on the governments website here.

Are there other level 2 equivalents that I can take instead of the functional skills?

In some instances there are other equivalents but they are not widely accepted. The most prominent ones are for teacher training and midwifery and these are called GCSE equivalency tests.

Where can I book a GCSE exam?

The best service to book a GCSE exam is Pass My GCSE.

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