Functional Skills are qualifications in English, Maths and ICT that equip learners with useful, transferable skills to aid further learning. Maths and English Functional Skills are compulsory for all apprentices who do not already hold GCSEs in these subjects, while ICT is mandatory where the apprenticeship standard specifies that it is a pre-requisite.
GP Strategies Apprenticeships provides Functional Skills training at Level 1 and 2 for Maths, English and ICT. The training will be done when the skills coach attends their monthly visit – it can be carried out remotely online or in a classroom setting and will take up to 36 weeks to complete, although course length can vary.
Our skills coaches will support the apprentices throughout the course and provide learning resources to help them achieve their qualification and compete their apprenticeship.