CACHE/SQA Functional Skills in Application of Number, Communication & Information Technology Levels 1 & 2

This course improves practical skills in English, Mathematics and ICT (Information and Communications Technology). These qualifications are suitable for learners of all ages, providing them with the essential knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life and work.

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Anyone who can learn the subjects assessed by Functional Skills will be better place to progress in their education, training and employment.  This allows them to work to develop and secure the broader range of aptitudes, attitudes and behaviours that will enable them to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for learners of all ages.


This qualification is designed to be delivered in the workplace. Learners undertake initial & diagnostic assessments to identify the areas for development and the appropriate level.


The assessments are constructed as task based; there are no portfolio-based assessments. The assessments are structured to show the processes a learner goes through to find a resolution to a task.

There are no multiple choice questions in the assessments. Functional Skills will be graded as Pass or Fail, with a pass mark of between 70-75%.

Functional Skills assessments can be delivered independently of other qualifications.

What is this qualification worth?

This qualification is a nationally recognised qualifications which are GCSE equivalent.

Level 2 is equivalent to GCSE A-C

Level 1 is equivalent to GCSE D-G

Funding for our qualifications

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Call us or email to book

You can book places on our courses by calling our central office on 0800 783 1103 or email [email protected] - or click on the green button to get a call back.

How it works

We are flexible with training numbers so please call us with your requirements. We can then work something out for you.

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