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Looking to brush up your English, Maths or ICT skills? Functional Skill courses are an ideal substitute to GCSE that provides a flexible way to acquire practical skills and credentials that will enhance your ability to respond to real life situations both at your workplace and university.

The Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills courses are suitable for people of all ages and can be an accepted qualification for any apprenticeship or university admission* as an alternative to GCSE. These courses will help you pave your path to higher education and fulfill the entry requirements of any skilled oriented job.

Our courses can be an incredible solution for anyone looking for a flexible and affordable option, without any need to attend the classes in person. Plus, our extensive range of experienced and expert tutors will help you overcome any doubts that arise while undertaking any of our courses or exams, so you can be sure that you’re getting the best education possible. With our easy-to-follow lessons and self-paced online learning, you will be upto speed in no time!

We have consolidated all the required courses and exams in one place for easy access. Available at level 1 & 2, now you can book both Functional Skills courses and exams for all the subjects: English, Maths & ICT.

So, what are you waiting for? Accelerate your career today with Pearson Functional Skills and qualify as an individual to set forth your skills in both professional and educational platforms.

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Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Course with Exam

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Functional Skills Maths Level 1 Online Course with Exam

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Functional Skills English Level 1 Online Course with Exam

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Functional Skills ICT Level 1 Course Official Exam Included

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Pearson Functional Skills Level 2 Maths Course | GCSE Equivalent

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Pearson Functional Skills English Level 2 Course | GCSE Equivalent

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Thanks for choosing Lead Academy to undertake your Functional Skills Maths Courses. Now you can easily enroll into both Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills Maths courses and book your official exam with just one click and attain a qualification equivalent to GCSE.

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Functional Skills Maths Level 1 Online Course with Exam

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Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2 Course with Online Exam

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Thanks for choosing Lead Academy to undertake your Functional Skills English Courses. Now you can easily enroll into both Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills English courses and book your official exam with just one click and attain a nationally recognised Ofqual regulated qualification.

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Thanks for choosing Edexcel Functional Skills ICT. You can now easily enrol in Functional skills ICT Level 1 and Level 2 courses with just one click! Moreover, you can register for online exam with us for both the levels.
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Functional Skills ICT Level 1 Exam Online

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Functional Skills ICT Level 2 - Included Official Exam

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Thanks for choosing Edexcel Functional Skills Level 2. You can now easily enrol in Functional skills English, Maths and ICT Level 1 courses with just one click! Moreover, you can book the online exam with us for all the Level 1 courses.

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Functional Skills English Level 1 Online Course with Exam

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Functional Skills Maths
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Thanks for choosing Edexcel Functional Skills Level 2. You can now easily enrol in Functional skills English, Maths and ICT Level 2 courses with just one click! Moreover, you can book the online exam with us for all the Level 2 courses.

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Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2 Course

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Thanks for choosing Lead Academy to book your official Functional Skills Exam. You can now register for Functional Skills Maths, English and ICT exam at Level 1 and 2 with us and gain a nationally recognised qualification. Furthermore, you can avail % discount for booking two exams at a time!

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Functional Skills English
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Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2 Online Exam

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Thanks for choosing Lead Academy to undertake your Functional Skills CPD Courses. Now you can easily book English, Maths and ICT both Level 1 & 2 courses here and gain access to the learning materials.

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Functional Skills Maths
Thanks for choosing Lead Academy to undertake your Functional Skills Maths Courses. Now you can easily enroll into both Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills Maths courses and book your official exam with just one click and attain a qualification equivalent to GCSE.

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Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2 Course with Online Exam

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Functional Skills English
Thanks for choosing Lead Academy to undertake your Functional Skills English Courses. Now you can easily enroll into both Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills English courses and book your official exam with just one click and attain a nationally recognised Ofqual regulated qualification.

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Book Functional Skills Exams
Thanks for choosing Lead Academy to book your official Functional Skills Exam. You can now register for Functional Skills Maths, English and ICT exam at Level 1 and 2 with us and gain a nationally recognised qualification. Furthermore, you can avail % discount for booking two exams at a time!

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Edexcel Functional Skills
Now you can easily book English, Maths and ICT both Level 1 & 2 courses and exams here and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

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Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Course with Exam

Functional Skills Enlish level 2 online course with official exam. 2 in 1 combo. Save extra £5 with nationally recognised qualification. Incredible!
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Functional Skills Maths Level 2 Online Course with Exam

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Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2 Course with Online Exam

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Functional Skills Maths Level 1 Online Course with Exam

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Functional Skills English Level 1 Online Course with Exam

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Functional Skills ICT Level 1 Course Official Exam Included

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Pearson Functional Skills Level 2 Maths Course | GCSE Equivalent

This functional Skills level 2 maths course is a recognized alternative to GCSE that fulfills the entry requirements of your university or career prospect.
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Pearson Functional Skills English Level 2 Course | GCSE Equivalent

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Functional Skills ICT
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Functional Skills ICT Level 1 Exam Online

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Functional Skills ICT Level 2 - Included Official Exam

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Functional Skills ICT Level 2 Online Course

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Functional Skills Level 1
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Functional Skills Maths Level 1 Online Course with Exam

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Functional Skills English Level 1 Online Course with Exam

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Functional Skills Maths
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Functional Skills Level 2
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Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Course with Exam

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Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2 Course

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Functional Skills CPD Courses
Thanks for choosing Lead Academy to undertake your Functional Skills CPD Courses. Now you can easily book English, Maths and ICT both Level 1 & 2 courses here and gain access to the learning materials.

To browse the full catalog in this section please click the “View All Course” button below.

Functional Skills Maths Level 2 Online Training Course

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. …
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£125.00  £25.00

Functional Skills Maths Level 1 Online Course

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Functional Skills English Level 2 Online Course

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Frequently Asked Questions

Functional Skills is considered to be a GCSE equivalent qualification.Functional Skills Level 1 is not equivalent to GCSE on the grounds that it is equivalent to GCSE grade 1 to 3 (D to G in the old GCSE grading system ) which makes it under-qualified to meet the university requirements for admission. But Functional Skills at Level 2 is equivalent to a GCSE grade 9 to 4 (A* to C in the old GCSE grading system).
Functional Skills are not identical to GCSE. GCSE is a conventional route to acquiring academic qualification that equips students with advanced skills that are required to shape the foundations of your career as a professional. Whereas, Functional Skills is a more practical route that equips students with the values and skills that are required to function in everyday life. Both GCSE and Functional Skills have their own value and merits and both pave a way for students to upskill and succeed in their desired career.
Most of the universities are now accepting Functional Skills as a GCSE equivalent qualification, however, entry requirements may vary according to university rules and guidelines. A Level 2 Functional Skills qualification will enable you to apply for an Access course, which is a foundation course completed at university.
A research conducted by the Education and Training Foundation discovered that 47% of larger employers know about Functional Skills and 87% of them value these courses for their approach to applied skills, flexible assessment and problem solving. Functional Skills are now highly valued and accepted by all the employers in the UK and globally as an equivalent to GCSE that certifies that students are able to apply skills under different contexts, solve problems, and prepare them to work independently.
Functional Skills Level 1 is equivalent to a GCSE English grade 1 to 3 (D to G). It’s an alternative qualification to GCSE for learners who learn better with practical, real-life examples.
Functional Skills at Level 2 is equivalent to a GCSE grade 9 to 4 (A* to C in the old GCSE grading system).
Pearson Edexcel is an academic and general qualification that is designed to advance learners’ skills while developing knowledge. Edexcel’s qualifications help learners either progress to higher education or go directly into employment. Pearson Functional Skills are qualifications in English, Mathematics and ICT that are available from Entry 1 to Level 2. Suitable for learners of all ages, they’re also an accepted part of all Apprenticeship standards and frameworks and an alternative to GCSE in the UK.
The time required to complete Functional Skills courses would depend on the time a learner allocates in studying and also on the course provider. Usually, it does not take more than a few weeks to complete the Functional Skills courses. At Lead Academy, you can complete the course within 4-12 weeks on average; however, we have had learners who completed the course very quickly. If a learner needs more time than the given time for the course, he/she can commence a self-paced online learning method with an access of 1 year.
Yes, you can take the Functional Skills exam online. You just need to have a stable internet connection and a webcam so that an invigilator can monitor you throughout. Lead Academy offers an online Functional Skills exam for every subject. Upon registering your exam with us, you can receive access to our dedicated tutor support and guidance whenever you require to overcome any doubts regarding the relevant subject.
You can purchase the course concerning the relevant subject from the wide range of courses available in Lead Academy. These courses will equip you with adequate skills and knowledge that is required to face the functional skills exam. You can also access our tutor support to overcome any doubts that arise while taking the course.
The time required to complete Functional Skills courses would depend on the time a learner allocates in studying and also on the course provider. Usually, it does not take more than a few weeks to complete the Functional Skills courses.
At Lead Academy, the courses take 4-12 weeks on average to complete; however, we have had learners who completed the course very quickly. If a learner needs any longer, we will allow up to a year to complete functional skills courses.
Most of the universities are now accepting Functional Skills as a GCSE equivalent qualification, however, entry requirements might vary according to university. A Level 2 Functional Skills qualification can enable you to apply for an Access course, which is a foundation course completed at university.
How many times can you take Functional Skills?
At the Entry Level, there are usually three sets of assessments per level. If a learner does not pass their assessment, they may sit for the alternative test having a gap of at least 14 days.
Yes, you can take the Functional Skills exam online. You just need to have a stable internet connection and a webcam so that an invigilator can monitor you throughout.
The key difference between GCSEs and Functional Skills qualifications is that the former tests your academic ability, whereas the latter tests how you can apply your knowledge in real-life situations.
Functional Skills is considered to be a GCSE equivalent qualification; however, Functional Skills is not identical to GCSE. Functional Skills at Level 2 is equivalent to a GCSE grade 9 to 4 (A* to C in the old GCSE grading system).
Functional Skills qualification does not expire and is acceptable regardless of when the qualification was achieved.
Functional skills are now well accepted by employers as they have recognised that functional skills enable students to apply skills under different contexts, solve problems, and prepare them to work independently.
As regulated by OCR, both Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills Math assessments are designed to have a pass mark in the range of 32-37 marks.
Functional Skills Level 1 is equivalent to a GCSE English grade 1 to 3 (D to G). It’s an alternative qualification to GCSE for learners who learn better with practical, real-life examples.
The three levels of functional skills are entry-level (1-3), Level 1 and Level 2. Level 2 is considered as the final and highest level of functional skills.
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