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Functional Skills

Links Academy offers Functional Skills in English and Mathematics from Entry 1 to Level 2. Suitable for learners of all ages, they’re also a mandatory part of all Apprenticeship frameworks in England.

Problem solving is at the heart of Functional Skills, they require the learner to apply their knowledge and understanding in a range of familiar and unfamiliar situations. Functional Skills are a mandatory element in apprenticeships as well as being stand-alone qualifications in their own right at Entry Level 1-3, Level 1 and Level 2.  Level 1 Functional Skills are equivalent to a GCSE Grade E-D, and Level 2 Functional Skills are equivalent to GCSE Grade C-A*.

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