Functional Skills Level 2 Bundle (Maths and English)

Gain nationally recognised qualifications the equivalent of two GCSEs with this Functional Skills bundle!

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Overview

Not only are functional skills essential for every career and higher education path, they’re also fundamentally vital for everyday life. Perhaps you’re trying to write a well-constructed letter, work out the tip for your bill, or confidently explain why you should be entitled to a refund? Our Functional Skills Level 2 Bundle, comprised of Level 2 English and Level 2 Maths, will teach you to do all this, and more. Even better, when you enrol on this bundle, we’ll fund around 18% of the cost!

Ideal for anyone looking to develop their numeracy and literacy, functional skills level two Maths and English qualifications are equivalent to GCSE maths and English at grade C and welcomed as proof of competency in these areas by colleges, universities, and employers.

Studying these functional skills level 2 courses will teach you how to organise data, convert between fractions and percentages, and brush up on your sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation! Don’t worry if you need help along the way, because you’ll have unlimited tutor support. What's more, you'll be able to study online in your own time, at your own pace.

Our Functional Skills Level 2 Bundle offers you:

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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 from NCFE to create courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home.

How is this course assessed or examined?

These courses are designed for distance learning study. To pass each course, you’ll complete a series of practice papers and, with your tutor’s approval, your final examinations.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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