Functional Skills Level 1 Bundle (Maths and English)

Our functional skills level 1 bundle will give you the practical, real-world English and maths skills you need to succeed!

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Overview

You can now sit functional skills exams online!

Do you want to improve your maths and English skills? Maybe you're looking to refresh your memory, or boost your job prospects? English and maths combined are building blocks to a successful life and form the basis from which many other transferable skills are built. This Level 1 Maths & English Functional Skills bundle combines these blocks with practical scenarios to teach you real skills you'll use every day!

Whether it’s punctuation and vocabulary, spelling, or differentiating between formal and informal speech. This Functional Skills bundle will boost your confidence in English, as well as introduce you to everyday maths skills too! Want to learn how to measure perimeter and area? Solve problems or covert units of measurement? Look no further!

Accredited by NCFE, Level 1 Maths & English Functional Skills are nationally recognised qualifications that are welcomed by employers and higher education institutions as proof of your knowledge and skills. You'll have a tutor on hand to support you at every step of the way, and, best of all, studying these functional skills as a bundle will save you £95!

Why study our Maths & English Functional Skills Level 1 bundle?

  • You’ll learn everything included in Functional Skills English Level 1 and Functional Skills Maths Level 1 combined.
  • You can show higher education institutions and employers that you've developed the transferable skills you need to succeed.
  • You can study in your own time, at your own pace, via laptop, phone, or tablet
  • You can retake units at any time to strengthen your knowledge and prepare for your exams
  • You'll gain two NCFE accredited qualifications.

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - Functional Skills Maths Level 1

You’ll study everything contained in Functional Skills Maths Level 1

Unit 2 - Functional Skills English Level 1

You’ll study everything contained in Functional Skills English Level 1

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Awarding Body

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NCFE is the leader in vocational and technical learning committed to powering a more intelligent education eco-system. We combine over 170 years of experience with deep insight into what is needed and what works.

From world-class qualifications and content to new assessment methodologies, from innovative technology platforms to partnership opportunities with our network of expert collaborators – NCFE galvanises the education sector to shape the most innovative solutions for individual learning needs.  In doing this, we’re working for a fairer education system for all learners to power inclusivity and choice.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded two formal qualifications by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home.

How is this course assessed or examined?

There are six units of study across both courses. You will undertake a range of practice papers, which will lead to, with the approval of your teacher, a wave of final examinations: three for English and one for Maths. The English exams relate to reading, writing and speaking and listening. The Maths will be a 2-hour examination.

Exams cost just £95 when you choose to sit them online, or to sit them in person here at Oxbridge. If you want us to come to you, it will cost £175 + travel costs.

Find out more about the online exam process.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

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What is Functional Skills Level 1 equivalent to?

All Level 1 Functional Skills courses are equivalent to a GCSE English grade 1 to 3 (previously D to G).

Level 2 Functional Skills are equivalent to a GCSE grade 4 (previously grade C).

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Should I enrol on a Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills course?

This is entirely up to you. If you already have some knowledge in your chosen area of study, you may wish to start with Level 2. If you’d prefer to begin with the basics, then you may choose to start with a Level 1 Functional Skills course.

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Do I need to complete a Level 1 Functional Skill before starting Level 2?

No. If you already have some knowledge in your chosen area of study you are welcome to enrol straight onto a Level 2 Functional Skills course. You do not need to complete a Level 1 Functional Skills course before starting Level 2.

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Why study functional skills with Oxbridge?

You can study any of our functional skills courses online in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace, making it the perfect option if you have a full-time job or specific family commitments.

When you invest in a functional skills distance learning course, you’ll gain access to expert tutors who are on hand to help every step of the way. We take pride in the quality of our courses and have a fantastic student pass rate.

If you’re unsure which level you should take first, speak with one of our learning advisers. They’ll love to help.

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How long do functional skills take to complete?

You have up to six months to complete a functional skills course at level one or two or a bundle covering both. However, our students generally complete these courses in two-to-four months.

Our students who take on the complete bundle at level 2 are also given six months to complete the course, but again, they tend to pass much more quickly than that – within five months on average.

As you can see, you are given plenty of time to get through whichever functional skills course you opt for.

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How many times can you take functional skills courses?

As many times as required. While the structure of our courses and the support of our expert tutors means that most students pass first time, all functional skills courses can be taken and retaken as many times as needed.

Where courses have individually graded units, if just one unit is failed, you only need to retake that unit in order to gain your certification.

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Do employers like functional skills?

Yes, functional skills qualifications look good to employers. While GCSEs are the “standard” employers ask for, many will happily accept functional skills qualifications in their place.

This is due to the courses’ focus on teaching real-world problem-solving skills.

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Do Universities accept functional skills?

Most UK Universities accept level 2 functional skills qualifications in place of GCSEs, with a level 2 functional skills qualification recognised as a direct equivalent to a GCSE grade C and above.

It’s often course-dependent, so we advise that you check with your intended university or future provider that they are happy to accept Functional Skills courses, just to be sure.

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Are key skills the same as functional skills?

Key skills and functional skills refer to the same set of qualifications. While they are often used interchangeably, today “key skills” are officially known as “functional skills”. Functional skills were first introduced in 2010 and formerly replaced key skills in 2012.

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What comes under functional skills / core skills?

Functional skills courses cover either MathsEnglish or ICT. You can also invest in bundles such as maths and English combined or take all three functional skills subjects in one go. All subjects are separated into two levels, although you don’t have to take a level 1 course to progress onto level 2.

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What is a functional skills qualification?

Functional skills teach students specific competencies that can be attributed to daily life. Although level 2 functional skills qualifications are given the same merit as a GCSE course, it can be argued that these are even more important, as they don’t operate on theoretical knowledge but on ways to navigate real-world situations.

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