YES is on the Bristol City Council Alternative Learning Provision (ALP) Framework and can provide services for other local areas. We have many years of experience providing bespoke English and maths sessions (following the Functional Skills curriculum) to year 10 and 11 students and would be happy to discuss your requirements with you.
We are an accredited City and Guilds Centre for offering Functional Skills English and maths. We thoroughly assess each learner and together decide on what level to aim for. This could be an Entry level qualification, Level 1, or Level 2 equivalent to a GCSE grade 4 or above.
What are Functional Skills?
Functional Skills Maths and English qualifications are equivalent to GCSE and are aimed at adults, with a focus on the skills we need for work.
You can prepare for Functional Skills Maths for free using the National Numeracy Challenge.
Functional Skills Maths and English qualifications are a different option to the GCSE or National Maths that most people take at school. Widely accepted as equal to GCSEs by employers, they are adult literacy and numeracy skills qualifications.
They are different from English and mathematics GCSE and other school qualifications because they aim to teach the skills that are needed in daily life and the workplace.
The higher level Functional Skills Maths and English qualifications are:
- Level 1 – roughly equal to GCSE 2-3 in England and Wales, the old grade E-D in England and Wales, the current grade E-D in Northern Ireland or National 4 in Scotland.
- Level 2 – roughly equal to GCSE grades 4 and above in England and Wales, the old grade C or above in England and Wales, the current grade C or above in Northern Ireland or above National 4 in Scotland.
- There are also easier Entry Level courses which are a great place to start your journey to getting a Level 1 or 2 qualification. You can start at the level that is right for you – you can use the National Numeracy Challenge to find out the level you are at, at the moment.
For further information or to refer a young person please contact firstname.lastname@example.org