PSA also offers students to do functional skills in the following:
- English (Entry Level 3, Level 1, Level 2)
- Maths (Entry Level 3, Level 1, Level 2)
This is available to those that do not already possess a GCSE, some of our apprenticeship courses require specific grades.
Functional Skills provide an individual with the essential knowledge, skills and understanding that will enable them to operate confidently, effectively, and independently in life and at work.
Functional Skills Assessments are:
Designed to measure the competent application of skills within real-life scenarios
Usually externally set but may provide for internal task-based assessments
Subject to rigorous quality assurance; students must be registered at the right level.
Functional Skills are part of the Apprenticeships framework.
Functional Skills English assess three components:
Speaking, listening, and communication (SLC)
Functional Skills maths assess two interrelated process skills:
Non - calculator