Functional Skills Level 1

Functional Skills Level 1

Level 1 is the second highest qualification in Functional Skills you can obtain and marks a step up from the three Entry Levels. It is equivalent to levels 1-3 in GCSE.

Functional Skills English Level 1

Achieving a Functional Skills English Level 1 qualification means a learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to read, listen to and understand information in contexts such as: persuasive, informative, instructive, descriptive or explanatory
  • Be able to respond, either in written or verbal form, to this input using the correct level of formality, clarity, coherence, detail, structure and accuracy
  • Use punctuation such as: colons, commas, inverted commas, apostrophes and quotation marks, as well as being confident using grammatical features such subjects, verbs, tenses and modalities.

Functional Skills maths Level 1

Functional Skills maths Level 1 is broken down into two segments: a non-calculator section and a calculator section. Upon completion of this qualification, a learner will be able to:

  • Increase their confidence with non-calculator methods and strategies
  • Develop a deeper understanding of several skills including formulae, probability and volume
  • Make decisions and choices based in mathematical reasoning
  • Complete two-stage mathematical problems.

Both English and maths Functional Skills Level 1 are equivalent to a GCSE grade 1-3 with the next step being working towards a Functional Skills Level 2 qualification.

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