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Functional Skills

At Lancashire College of Further Education we offer a variety of Math’s, English and ICT Functional Skills ranging from level 1 to level 3, functional skills are designed to help leaners to improved they ability and give them a better understanding of functional skill subject qualification they wish to undertake.



Lancashire College of Further Education, functional skills Functional Skills are the essential skills needed for Math’s, English and ICT, vital for young people and adults to participate in life, learning and work. Functional Skills can be delivered as stand-alone qualifications as well as being an integral part of: Apprenticeships, GCSEs, Diplomas and Foundation Learning.

Strong English, Mathematics and ICT skills are essential in almost every workplace. Functional Skills qualifications are the ideal way to build learners’ work-related skills. Functional Skills qualifications are suitable for a wide range of individuals aged 14 and above, who’d like to develop their English, Mathematics and ICT skills. No prior qualifications are required and Functional Skills are offered from Entry Level to Level 2.

Functional Skills qualifications are particularly useful to: Learners: young people and adults will develop important problem solving skills which make sure that they’re well prepared for employment, further learning and everyday life. Employers: this initiative will help to ensure that employees can apply vital functional skills in work situations which will improve effectiveness and productivity. Higher education: competency in the key subjects of English, Mathematics and ICT will help students progress to further achievement, and will help them to study independently.