Functional Skills/ GCSEs in English & Maths:
Functional Skills in English and Maths are taught in Post16 and reflect what the students would normally be learning alongside their vocational courses in college. Functional Skills may be more accessible, useful and relevant to pupils for whom progression onto GCSE English and Maths is not appropriate. The Functional Skills qualifications are highly regarded amongst employers, as they suggest a level of skill which is transferable to the workplace.
This year Post16 are also teaching re-sits in Maths and English GCSEs in line with the new regulations in place at colleges.
The Edexcel BTEC Award, Certificate and Diploma in WorkSkills is designed to provide:
o The knowledge, understanding and skills learners need to enter employment.
o Opportunities for learners to gain a nationally recognised qualification relating to work skills.
o Opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes which are essential for successful performance in working life.