Functional Skills provide an excellent opportunity to build your confidence in transferrable English and Maths skills used in everyday life. The qualifications you will gain help you to progress into employment and provide access to academic courses and qualifications.
Functional Skills English (City and Guilds):
- Select, read and understand a range of texts and use them to gather information, ideas, arguments and opinions
- Write a range of texts, including letters, emails and articles, communicating information, ideas and opinions effectively and persuasively
- Persuasive, formal and informal verbal communication and presentation skills.
Functional Skills Maths (Edexcel):
- Representing using mathematics
- Analysing situations mathematically
- Interpreting solutions to problems using mathematics.
One term, studying one-and-a-half to two hours a week per qualification, depending on level.
Students can progress from Functional Skills Level One to Functional Skills Level Two, then to GCSE English Language or GCSE Maths.
Functional Skills Level Two in English and Maths will improve your employability and give access to a range of academic courses delivered at the College.
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There are no formal entry requirements, although an initial assessment will take place to identify the correct level of study.
NPTC Entry Level 2 and 3 Awards, Certificates and Diplomas in Skills For Working Life (Plants)
Bishop Burton College has given Brooklyn the platform to follow his passion for gardening, inspired by his grandad.
He says he has thrived at the College because of the support he has received and would eventually like a career as a self-employed landscape gardener.
“We’ve learned everything you need to know about growing and caring for plants,” said Brooklyn.
“I want to be a landscape gardener. At first I want to work for someone else to build up some experience but eventually I would like to be my own boss.
“My grandad does a lot of gardening and I have always helped him out. That is where I get it from.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time at the College because everyone is very supportive.”