If I don’t have the right qualifications, what can I do?

If you do not have the right qualifications, you will be asked to sit a numeracy and literacy assessment as part of the recruitment process. We recommend that you prepare for this assessment and, if you are employed, ask your employer to support you with this. Most education providers will request that you then achieve a level 2 literacy and numeracy qualification before you start the programme.

If you need to undertake a course to help you meet the maths and English standards, you should either ask your employer for help with finding a course or contact your local further education college

Functional Skills training and examination is free to any learner who does not hold maths and/or English GCSE at C or above (or equivalent).