Can you describe what a functional skills qualification is?
If you are looking for a GCSE equivalent qualification then functional skills is one of them that you can achieve to apply for higher education courses.
What is the difference between functional skills and GCSE?
Functional skills have less content compared to the GCSE exams and functional skills questions are more relatable since they are day to day scenarios.
Is GCSE exam harder than the functional skills exam?
This depends on the individual learner and what they find easy. If you find questions that you can relate to easier then the functional skills are better suited to you.
How long will it take someone to complete the functional skills qualification?
Newcastle Tutor Company creates programmers for each learner and we look at the learners background such as what knowledge they already have, to know how long it will take you.
Will employers accept the level 2 functional skills qualification?
This qualification at level 2 is a GCSE equivalent therefore employers will accept it, yes.
What mark do I need to pass the functional skills exams?
The pass mark isn’t a set mark, it is always changing depending on the difficulty of the paper but it is around 50-60%.
Can I get a free functional skills exam or is there any funding for the exam?
The government has funding for some of the functional skills courses but if you don’t meet the requirements such as being over 19, then you won’t get funding for the functional skills course. There are some apprenticeships programmes that offer funding but if you aren’t successful then MME is the cheapest provider out there. They can offer you the online English functional skills exams.
Can I take an online maths functional skills level 2 exam?
There is an online functional skills maths level 2 exams that you can take and MME also provides this exam as well.