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Functional skills English & Maths Level 2 Including Exams

This Course at a Glance

  • Develop practical skills in Maths and English
  • Study core principles of mathematics including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Learn how to understand text, recognise bias and write in different styles
  • Gain nationally recognised GCSE alternative qualifications
  • Get enhanced tutor support
  • Online exam included

About your Courses

Functional Skills courses are designed to give you the key practical skills you need to use English and maths in your everyday life. This course bundle allows you to study both core subjects to gain nationally recognised GCSE alternative qualifications.

Functional Skills qualifications can help to improve your job prospects as well as get onto college and university courses. Additionally, you will develop skills that will give you greater confidence at work and at home whether that’s creating a budget or writing a formal letter.

You will learn everything the individual courses offer. For the maths element, this includes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and how to read charts and tables. In English, you will study textual analysis, grammar, biases in writing and more.

This course option also provides you with a specialist tutor who will guide you through your learning. You will receive two hours of one-to-one time with your tutor (an hour per subject)  focussed on your unique needs and additional learning in areas you find difficult. You will be given an email address for your tutor who will be available for support during office hours.

In addition, you will have tutor-marked assignments and a full set of mock exams, all with feedback from your specialist tutor identifying any areas where you need further revision.

When you have completed the course material you’ll be ready to sit your online exam. Your exam is included in this bundle so there are no further fees. All you need to do is contact exams@learndirect.com and get it booked. The exam is invigilated so you’ll need a working webcam.

Upon gaining your Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English, you'll get a qualification that is equivalent to a grade C or above at GCSE (new grade 4). This means that you are able to demonstrate your ability to use both English and maths at this level. This is essential for certain careers – such as teaching – so your employment prospects open up considerably.

Getting Started

Our courses contain all of the learning material you will need to stand the best chance of passing your exam, all the way from entry levels right up to level 2.

Our maths and English courses have been written by subject specialists so you can be confident that you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to use what you have learned effectively.

We know that no two people are the same, by completing our level and skills checkers you can create a programme made just for you, containing all of the areas of maths and English you need and refreshing those you are already good at.

As part of this bundle, you also get your exam. Your exam will be invigilated remotely online so you can take it from the comfort of your own home! They are delivered by Stonebridge Associated Colleges and accredited by Open Awards. Open Awards is an Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) approved Awarding Organisation. Awarding Organisation approved by Ofqual  – the regulatory body that regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading distance learning providers. Our online offering allows you to learn from anywhere. All you need is a computer and an internet connection.

The online learning portal will give you access to all your course materials, whenever you want to study them.

*Please note that entry requirements differ between universities. It’s always best to check with your chosen institution that your Functional Skills qualifications will be accepted before enrolling on a course.

Self-Paced Online Learning With Tutor Support
Self-Paced Online Learning With Tutor Support PLUS On-Demand & Live Classes
  • Access your course materials immediately
  • Tutor support via our market-leading platform
  • Study around existing commitments
  • Progress as quickly as you’d like
  • Tailored individual learning plan to help you succeed
  • Engaging content; from videos to interactive quizzes
  • Industry-leading 5 days marking turnaround
  • Live class scheduled between 10 am to 8 pm daily (including weekends)
  • Access to our video library of previous lectures available on-demand
  • Interact with your tutors directly during your class
  • Network with like-minded students via our chat functionality
  • Take live classes multiple times or access recordings as you like
  • Tutor support via our market-leading platform
  • Study around existing commitments
  • Progress as quickly as you’d like
  • Tailored individual learning plan to help you succeed
  • Engaging content; from videos to interactive quizzes
  • Industry-leading 5 days marking turnaround

Great news... there are no entry requirements for this bundle! All you need is a laptop or computer with an internet connection for your learning.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions.

Equipment Requirements

For you to sit a remotely invigilated assessment, you’ll need the following equipment/environment:

  • Laptop/desktop with webcam and microphone (Microsoft Windows or a Mac, Chromebooks cannot be used)
  • Wi-Fi connection (Min 1Mbit/s upload | Min 10Mbit/s download)
  • Smartphone or tablet (Apple iOS 8.0 / Android 4.1 or higher)
  • Suitable test environment (quiet room with no distractions)

Your laptop/desktop will run the assessment software and your smartphone or tablet will be used to record you and the assessment. The assessment itself cannot be sat on a smartphone or tablet.

Laptop/desktop Requirements:

You’ll need to have access to a laptop/desktop that has the following setup:

  • Broadband speed/bandwidth: - Minimum 1Mbit/s upload speed - recommended upload speed is 1.5Mbit/s - Minimum 10Mbit/s download speed - Tethering via a mobile phone is not supported. Tip: You could try connecting your computer directly to your Wi-Fi router using an ethernet cable to improve and/or guarantee your connection. You can test your broadband speed/bandwidth here: https://www.speedtest.net/ The operating systems supported are Windows 8 or higher, and MAC OS X (latest and previous releases). Chromebooks are not supported therefore shouldn’t be used
  • Wi-Fi connection – you should be positioned where the signal is strongest
  • Web browser – you’ll need the latest version of Google Chrome
  • Webcam required – maximum resolution of 1280 x 720
  • Microphone required
  • Audio required
  • If possible, turn off any updates on devices
  • Ensure that your laptop/desktop is plugged in for the duration of the assessment

Note: Attempting to use a laptop or device that is intended for work purposes may have restricted access and admin rights installed. This may cause issues when trying to access the ProctorExam platform and therefore it is recommended that you use a personal laptop or device.

Mobile Devices:

You’ll need a smartphone or tablet on which you’ll need to download the ProctorExam app. You can download the app by accessing the Google Play Store (Android devices) or the App Store (iOS (Apple) devices) and searching for ProctorExam. Our instructions for downloading the app will be provided during the system check process once your assessment is booked.

Specifications for downloading and running the app are:

  • Android 4.1 or higher / iOS (Apple) 8.0 or higher
  • Video resolution must be minimum 800 x 600 px
  • Ensure you can connect to Wi-Fi – so you don’t use up your data
  • Ensure your mobile device can be plugged in for the duration of your assessment

Please note that the Google Pixel series of phones are currently unsupported due to issues with blurring within the ProctorExam application.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions through your learning platform.

Functional Skills maths includes sections on:

  • Using numbers – This section covers everything from addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to decimals, fractions and percentages. You’ll look at how to solve real problems using these skills, including using ratios in recipes and in work, making decisions about purchases or working out whether your bills are correct. All of the skills you learn will be tested by quizzes at the end of each section and a tutor-marked assignment, ensuring that you are ready to sit your final exam, should you choose to do so.
  • Measure, shape and space – This section contains a wide range of topics from time to speed, distance to area and weight to temperature. You’ll look at how to solve problems involving time to plan your day-to-day or work life, and how to use your understanding of shape and area to do anything from read a map to plan a house renovation. Our quizzes and tutor-marked assignment will check that you’re able to use these skills in different situations, making sure that you’re ready for your final exam, should you choose to do so.
  • Handling data – This section looks at working with data. You’ll learn about charts and graphs, how to summarise and present information that you’ve found, and how to understand information that other people are sharing with you. You’ll also look at probability and how likely certain things are to happen. You’ll learn how to spot patterns and see how even data and statistics can be biased. Our quizzes on topics such as averages, probability and interpreting charts and graphs will help you to make sure you’re ready for your and a tutor-marked assignment and final exam, should you choose to take it.

Functional Skills English includes sections on:

  • Reading – This module looks at different types of layout features and how these can impact the reader; reading for information, including looking at biased pieces of work that will help you to work out how much the opinions of certain authors can be trusted. All of the reading skills that you learn will be tested in quizzes and a tutor-marked assignment at the end of each section, ensuring that you are ready to sit your final exam, should you choose to do so.
  • Writing – As well as covering the best way to write certain pieces of text, this module will also test and improve your spelling, punctuation and grammar skills, ensuring that you are ready to sit your final exam, should you choose to do so.
  • Speaking, Listening and Communication – An important element of the English programme is the speaking, listening and communication (SLC) module. This module will improve your verbal communication skills and help to prepare you for your own SLC exam by showing you the best ways to prepare and also giving you examples of the correct way to use various SLC skills on a daily basis.

Once you’ve passed all tutor-marked assignments you will be ready to take your mock exam. The mock exam is marked by your tutor and feedback on readiness for the exam and any recommended revision areas are given. Then you’ll be ready to book your exam.

When you're ready for your exam, please contact upskilluk@learndirect.com

Before you can book your exam you must pay off all instalment plans in full.

  • FREE On-Demand & Live Classes Upgrade - RRP £480
  • FREE On-Demand & Live Classes Upgrade - RRP £480
Live Class Upgrade
Functional skills English & Maths Level 2 Including Exams

This Course at a Glance

  • Develop practical skills in Maths and English
  • Study core principles of mathematics including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Learn how to understand text, recognise bias and write in different styles
  • Gain nationally recognised GCSE alternative qualifications
  • Get enhanced tutor support
  • Online exam included

About your Courses

Functional Skills courses are designed to give you the key practical skills you need to use English and maths in your everyday life. This course bundle allows you to study both core subjects to gain nationally recognised GCSE alternative qualifications.

Functional Skills qualifications can help to improve your job prospects as well as get onto college and university courses. Additionally, you will develop skills that will give you greater confidence at work and at home whether that’s creating a budget or writing a formal letter.

You will learn everything the individual courses offer. For the maths element, this includes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and how to read charts and tables. In English, you will study textual analysis, grammar, biases in writing and more.

This course option also provides you with a specialist tutor who will guide you through your learning. You will receive two hours of one-to-one time with your tutor (an hour per subject)  focussed on your unique needs and additional learning in areas you find difficult. You will be given an email address for your tutor who will be available for support during office hours.

In addition, you will have tutor-marked assignments and a full set of mock exams, all with feedback from your specialist tutor identifying any areas where you need further revision.

When you have completed the course material you’ll be ready to sit your online exam. Your exam is included in this bundle so there are no further fees. All you need to do is contact exams@learndirect.com and get it booked. The exam is invigilated so you’ll need a working webcam.

Upon gaining your Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English, you'll get a qualification that is equivalent to a grade C or above at GCSE (new grade 4). This means that you are able to demonstrate your ability to use both English and maths at this level. This is essential for certain careers – such as teaching – so your employment prospects open up considerably.

Getting Started

Our courses contain all of the learning material you will need to stand the best chance of passing your exam, all the way from entry levels right up to level 2.

Our maths and English courses have been written by subject specialists so you can be confident that you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to use what you have learned effectively.

We know that no two people are the same, by completing our level and skills checkers you can create a programme made just for you, containing all of the areas of maths and English you need and refreshing those you are already good at.

As part of this bundle, you also get your exam. Your exam will be invigilated remotely online so you can take it from the comfort of your own home! They are delivered by Stonebridge Associated Colleges and accredited by Open Awards. Open Awards is an Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) approved Awarding Organisation. Awarding Organisation approved by Ofqual  – the regulatory body that regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading distance learning providers. Our online offering allows you to learn from anywhere. All you need is a computer and an internet connection.

The online learning portal will give you access to all your course materials, whenever you want to study them.

*Please note that entry requirements differ between universities. It’s always best to check with your chosen institution that your Functional Skills qualifications will be accepted before enrolling on a course.

Functional Skills maths includes sections on:

  • Using numbers – This section covers everything from addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to decimals, fractions and percentages. You’ll look at how to solve real problems using these skills, including using ratios in recipes and in work, making decisions about purchases or working out whether your bills are correct. All of the skills you learn will be tested by quizzes at the end of each section and a tutor-marked assignment, ensuring that you are ready to sit your final exam, should you choose to do so.
  • Measure, shape and space – This section contains a wide range of topics from time to speed, distance to area and weight to temperature. You’ll look at how to solve problems involving time to plan your day-to-day or work life, and how to use your understanding of shape and area to do anything from read a map to plan a house renovation. Our quizzes and tutor-marked assignment will check that you’re able to use these skills in different situations, making sure that you’re ready for your final exam, should you choose to do so.
  • Handling data – This section looks at working with data. You’ll learn about charts and graphs, how to summarise and present information that you’ve found, and how to understand information that other people are sharing with you. You’ll also look at probability and how likely certain things are to happen. You’ll learn how to spot patterns and see how even data and statistics can be biased. Our quizzes on topics such as averages, probability and interpreting charts and graphs will help you to make sure you’re ready for your and a tutor-marked assignment and final exam, should you choose to take it.

Functional Skills English includes sections on:

  • Reading – This module looks at different types of layout features and how these can impact the reader; reading for information, including looking at biased pieces of work that will help you to work out how much the opinions of certain authors can be trusted. All of the reading skills that you learn will be tested in quizzes and a tutor-marked assignment at the end of each section, ensuring that you are ready to sit your final exam, should you choose to do so.
  • Writing – As well as covering the best way to write certain pieces of text, this module will also test and improve your spelling, punctuation and grammar skills, ensuring that you are ready to sit your final exam, should you choose to do so.
  • Speaking, Listening and Communication – An important element of the English programme is the speaking, listening and communication (SLC) module. This module will improve your verbal communication skills and help to prepare you for your own SLC exam by showing you the best ways to prepare and also giving you examples of the correct way to use various SLC skills on a daily basis.

Once you’ve passed all tutor-marked assignments you will be ready to take your mock exam. The mock exam is marked by your tutor and feedback on readiness for the exam and any recommended revision areas are given. Then you’ll be ready to book your exam.

When you're ready for your exam, please contact upskilluk@learndirect.com

Before you can book your exam you must pay off all instalment plans in full.

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