These generic qualifications show the ability to apply skills in communication, listening and problem solving to progress and succeed in learning, employment and everyday life. English demonstrates skills in reading, writing and speaking, listening and communication.
Generic qualifications which are suitable for a range of learners across all sectors of industry, including apprentices.
Assessments are task-based and modelled on real life situations. Most tasks are open, meaning there is a variety of ways to solve them. Marks are awarded for method as well as correct answers.
Functional Skills can be based in the classroom or workplace: as they focus on applying skills in real life contexts, it is recommended that the key principles are reflected in the wider learning or work environment.