Aim of the Programme
Functional Skills are qualifications in English, Maths and ICT that equip learners with the practical skills needed to live learn and work successfully. CLMD offers Functional Skills from Entry 1, 2 and 3, Level 1 and 2. Functional Skills qualifications are designed to show employers that candidates have essential skills that can be used in a wide variety of jobs. Universities are also considering Functional Skills qualification as a bona fide qualification for entry onto their courses.
A guide on equivalence
Level 1 is roughly equivalent to half of a grade D/E GCSE
Level 2 is roughly equivalent to half a grade C GCSE
Level 3 is roughly equivalent to half of a grade B GCSE.
Which level is suitable for you will depend on your existing skills and on the requirements of your employer or potential employer.