Functional Skills Exams FAQ

Functional Skillls Maths Level 2 exam and courses
Functional Skillls English Level 2 exam and courses

Functional Skills are the essential skills needed for English, maths and ICT, and are vital for young people and adults to participate in life, learning and work. The qualifications enable learners to apply their skills in everyday life, and can be contextualised for individual study programmes. They are available in English, Maths and IT. There are a number of levels which range from Entry level through to Level 2. The assessment regime is flexible. Awarding organisations offer paper-based assessments, online assessments or a mixture of the two. Functional Skills have become the most widely used non-GCSE qualifications.
Intech Centre is offering the following Functional Skills Courses and Exam in London:

  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2 exam
  • Functional Skills English Level 2 exam
  • Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 3 to Level 2 courses
  • Functional Skill Englih Entry Level 3 to Level 2 courses

Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2 are recommended for adult learners who are aiming to meet university entry requirements for GCSE or are preparing to apply for the Access course. Functional Skills Maths Level 2 and Functional Skills English Level 2 are accredited by City and Guilds and accepted and recognised as a GCSE equivalent qualification by universities, colleges and employers.

Please check with university that you are applying to ensure they accept the qualification as requirements for each institution or course are different.

Thousands of learners have completed Functional Skills Maths Level 2 and Functional Skills English Level 2 qualification with Intech Centre and then gone on to further study at University. Whilst the vast majority of Universities do accept Functional Skills we do ask that you contact the University you are applying to ensure they will accept Functional Skills.

Please note that you can directly sit for computerised Functional Skills Maths Level 2 or Functional Skills English Level 2 exams without doing the course

Functional Skills Level 2 is equivalent to GCSE A-C or Level 4 +
Functional Skills Level 1 is equivalent to GCSE D-E.

Functional Skills English and Functional Skills Maths certificates are for individuals who are looking to obtain the essential skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to confidently and effectively carry out tasks at work and in their everyday life. Generally, Functional Skills qualifications offer a softer and more flexible approach to obtaining a nationally recognised qualification suitable for further education, college, university or employment instead of taking GCSE qualifications.

We currently have one branch and our address is

Intech Centre
362 Essex Road
Islington
London N1 3PD

Intech Centre has state-of-the-art facilities with 55 computers divided into three rooms.

However suitable for you:

We offer exam only option where you can just pay and take the Functional Skills Maths Level 2 or Functional Skills English Level 2 exams. You do not have to do the course with us.

or

You can have a look at different course options we provide. We offer funded, partially funded, private (self-learning or support) options depending on the eligibility of the customers. Some options include exams inside it and some you need to pay separately.

Functional Skills assessments are graded as either a ‘pass’ or ‘fail’. There are no proxies and no portfolio elements for these qualifications.
Functional Skills Maths Level 2: one computer based examination
Functional Skills English Level 2: two computer based examination and group based Speaking & Listening assessment.
All Entry Level examinations are paper-based and Speaking & Listening modules is done in group environment. They are assessed internally and are moderated by the centre.

The length of time taken to receive your Functional Skills exam result will vary subject to time of year and the awarding organisation. As soon as we receive notification of your result we will contact you to let you know. Once your certificate has been received you will be able to pick it up in person or have it sent out in the post for a fixed fee. It may take up to 27 working days for City & Guilds to mark each Functional Skills exam and inform us. It will then take up to 2 weeks for us to receive the actual Functional Skills certificate after you successfully pass all the exams.

City & Guilds is the awarding body for both Functional Skills Maths and English qualifications that we provide in the centre.

There are 3 exams on the Functional Skills English Level 2 qualification. They consist of the Reading exam which is 1 hour and 10 minutes long (computer based). A Writing exam which is 1 hour 20 minutes long (computer based). The final exam is the Speaking & Listening exam which is an internally marked group-based discussion and presentation.

Functional Skills Maths only has one exam which is 2 hours long

The actual pass mark may vary slightly between assessment versions, to take into account slight variations in accessibility or difficulty and to ensure the standard of work required to achieve a pass is consistent.

Please visit the awarding body website for the most up-to-date information or check the relevant page on our site (correct on the day of update):

Functional Skills Maths Exam
Functional Skills English Exam

We will provide you with a range of online and offline study materials including mock papers to help you prepare for your exams. If required you may also receive additional one-to-one exam preparation support to cover areas you are not entirely confident with.

We prepared YouTube videos to help you prepare for the Functional Skills Maths Level 2 exam:

YOUTUBE: Intech Centre Exam Preparation Videos
OUR WEBSITE: Functional Skills Maths Level 2 Exam Preparation

Functional Skills Maths Level 2 exam costs £90 in cash for each attempt. The full amount must be settled on the day, before registering for the exam.

Functional Skills English Level 2 exam bundle cost £270. There 3 exams included in this price and any retake will cost £90 for each attempt.

You will need to bring a photo ID* such as Passport, Driving Licences, Biometric Residence Card or Identity Card. You are also required to arrive to the centre at least 30 minutes before your Functional Skills exam start time along with the total cost of payments in cash.

If you arrive late for any exam you may not be allowed in to the examination room and you will not be entitled to a refund.

Intech Centre is an accredited City & Guilds Functional Skills test centre offering Functional Skills Maths Level 2 and Functional Skills English Level 2 exams. We provide Functional Skills exams every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at specified time slots which you will be notified of prior to the day of the exam.

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