Functional Skills Introduction

Get the whole picture with our monthly English and maths bulletin board. 

Every last Friday of the month, your trusted Functional Skills team will share their insights into English and maths in order to help you get to grips with these skills at both level 1 and level 2.

We will be sharing with you the latest news around maths and English, how to breakdown those tricky topics and provide some advice on how to prepare for the start, the middle and the exam!

So, in the months ahead you can expect:

Screencasts, walk-throughs, animations, tips, hacks and shortcuts to bring English and Maths to life. You might even start to enjoy the learning and use it in your day to day life.

The three trickiest questions according to a poll of our Friday workshop learners in level 2 Maths are...

1. Estimate the mean of grouped frequency data - Click here for the maths hack.

2. Finding the original value AFTER a percentage change - Click here for the maths hack.

3. Calculating compound interest - Click here for the maths hack.

Do you have something you’d like our team to answer? Contact us at: and our functional skills gurus will be sure to support!