Agriculture, Environment & Animal Care

Vocational Qualifications

Catering, Hospitality & Leisure

Apprenticeships
Vocational Qualifications

Childcare & Education

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Pre-Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Construction, Engineering & Manufacturing

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Vocational Qualifications

Creative, Design & Digital

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Education & Training

Professional Development

Hair & Beauty

Vocational Qualifications

Health, Science & Social Care

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Pre-Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Life Skills & Progression

Personal & Social Development

Personal and Professional Development

Personal & Social Development
Professional Development
Vocational Qualifications

Public & Protective Services

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Supporting SEND

Personal & Social Development
Professional Development

Transport & Logistics

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Vocational Qualifications

Functional skills are designed to equip learners with the skills to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life, learning and work. They have been designed in response to employers’ perceptions that many learners are not achieving a firm enough grounding in the basics.

The purpose of the Gateway Qualifications Functional Skills in English at Entry Levels 1, 2 and 3 aim to ensure that each individual is able to communication effectively and develop skills in:

  • speaking, listening and communication
  • reading
  • writing

For each component (reading, writing and speaking, listening and communication) realistic contexts have been designed so that learners develop the functionality they need. Learners must pass each component at their chosen level in order to achieve the award for Functional Skills English.