Functional Skills Exams - GCSE Equivalency Test


What are functional skills?

Functional Skills qualifications are designed to enable students to develop confidence and fluency in maths and English. The skills taught will help learners to participate and progress in education, training and employment.

Functional Skills assessments are graded as either a ‘pass’ or ‘fail’.

Equivalency test

Functional Skills qualifications are available at Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. As an approximate comparison, Entry Level 1 – 3 is below GCSE level, Level 1 is comparable to GCSE grades 1 – 3, and Level 2 is comparable to GCSE grade 4 or (C grade). Most universities and employers consider functional skills level 2 is an Equivalency test for GCSEs.

Paper or On-screen

Exams can be taken online (answering questions on the computer screen) or as a paper exam (traditional paper based written exam). Exams are conducted throughout the year, but you have to book in advance. These exams are externally assessed and carried out in exam conditions at our assessment centres.

Awarding bodies

If We work with, Pearson Edexcel, AQA, OCR and NCFE exam boards. Our default notice period to book an exam is 2 weeks’ notice. Some exams can be booked sooner (even next day) for an additional cost. If you require additional information, please call us to discuss your requirements. Default exams time is either 11:00am or 2:00pm Weekdays (Monday to Friday).

Functional Skills Maths Test (Numeracy Skills Test) exams in London from £115 (Level 1 or Level 2)

  Exam Exam Type Location Cost Notice time to book an exam
Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills Maths Level 1 or Level 2 exam : East London Paper Based Stratford - E15 £115 2 Weeks
Edexcel Functional Skills Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills Maths Level 1 or Level 2 exam : Essex Computer Based Ilford - IG1 £115 3 Days
Edexcel Functional Skills Pearson Edexcel Functional Skiils Maths Level 1 or Level 2 exam : East London Paper Based Forest Gate - E7 £115 2 Weeks
Edexcel Functional Skills Pearson Edexcel Functional Skiils Maths Level 1 or Level 2 exam : East London Computer Based Forest Gate - E7 £115 3 Days
Edexcel Functional Skills Pearson Edexcel Functional Skiils Maths Level 1 or Level 2 exam : South East London Paper Based Newcross - SE15 £115 2 Weeks
Edexcel Functional Skills Pearson Edexcel Functional Skiils Maths Level 1 or Level 2 exam : South East London Paper Based Wimbledon, SW19, Bolton BL1, Coventry CV1, Doncaster DN4, St Neots - Cambridge PE19, Taunton TA2 £115 3-4 Weeks

Functional Skills English exams (literacy skills test) Level 1 and Level 2 from £140 (Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening)

  Exam Exam Type Location Cost Notice time to book an exam
Edexcel Functional Skills Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills English Level 1 or Level 2 exam : East London Paper Based Stratford - E15 £140 2 Weeks
Edexcel Functional Skills Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills English Level 1 or Level 2 exam : Essex Computer Based Ilford - IG1 £185 3 Days
Edexcel Functional Skills Pearson Edexcel Functional Skiils English Level 1 or Level 2 exam : East London Paper Based Forest Gate - E7 £140 2 Weeks
Edexcel Functional Skills Pearson Edexcel Functional Skiils English Level 1 or Level 2 exam : East London Computer Based Forest Gate - E7 £140 3 Days
Edexcel Functional Skills Pearson Edexcel Functional Skiils English Level 1 or Level 2 exam : South East London Paper Based Newcross - SE15 £140 2 Weeks
Edexcel Functional Skills Pearson Edexcel Functional Skiils English Level 1 or Level 2 exam : South East London Paper Based Wimbledon, SW19, Bolton BL1, Coventry CV1, Doncaster DN4, St Neots - Cambridge PE19, Taunton TA2 £140 3-4 Weeks

Register for Functional Skills Exams : Application Form

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Register for Functional Skills Exams : Application Form

Functional Skills qualifications are designed to enable students to develop confidence and fluency in maths and English. The skills taught will help learners to participate and progress in education, training and employment.

Functional Skills assessments are graded as either a ‘pass’ or ‘fail’.

Equivalency test

Functional Skills qualifications are available at Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. As an approximate comparison, Entry Level 1 – 3 is below GCSE level, Level 1 is comparable to GCSE grades 1 – 3, and Level 2 is comparable to GCSE grade 4 or (C grade). Most universities and employers consider functional skills level 2 is an Equivalency test for GCSEs.

Paper or On-screen

Exams can be taken online (answering questions on the computer screen) or as a paper exam (traditional paper based written exam). Exams are conducted throughout the year, but you have to book in advance. These exams are externally assessed and carried out in exam conditions at our assessment centres.

Awarding bodies

If We work with, Pearson Edexcel, AQA, OCR and NCFE exam boards. Our default notice period to book an exam is 2 weeks’ notice. Some exams can be booked sooner (even next day) for an additional cost. If you require additional information, please call us to discuss your requirements. Default exams time is either 11:00am or 2:00pm Weekdays (Monday to Friday).

FRee REGISTRATION GUIDANCE AND CONSuLTATIONS

You can register for exams completely online without having to visit our exams office. If you have any queries regarding your exams application or have any concerns related to exam registration process, then we can book you for a free 30 minutes consultation meeting with an exam officer.

If you wish to meet the exam officer at the centre then you have to pre book an appointment as we cannot always accommodate walk-in queries. You can always talk to us or email us. Our contact details are:

- Email : exams@bestgrade.co.uk or info@privateexamcentre.co.uk

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