COURSE INFORMATION

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS & GCSE'S

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS:  MATHS & ENGLISH

Functional skill will provide learners with the problem-solving skills they require in the broader context of work and everyday life. By successfully achieving their functional skills learners will be able to demonstrate to employers and Higher Education that they:

 

  • Are able to apply knowledge and skills and respond appropriately to all sorts of real-life contexts

  • Have the mental agility to take on challenges in a range of new and often unforeseen settings

  • Are able to independently work out what to do

  • Recognise and expect that tasks may require persistence, thoughtfulness, struggle and reflection.


Assessment is critical to the value that employers, learners and others will place on functional skills achievement. This requires assessments to be based on real-life, task-based activity, rather than a solely objective test. OCR believes that functional skills will give pupils a practical grounding in how to apply skills to everyday situations, with a strong focus on explanation and problem-solving, rather than abstract concepts and recall. Our assessments reflect this belief, using real-life contexts that allow learners to apply their skills in a variety of situations.


This qualification is offered at Entry Level 1 – Level 2 in Maths and English

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • There are no requirements for this course

  • Acceptance onto this course is subject to successful assessment and guidance interview

START DATE(S)

  • Various starting dates(please contact for more information)

COURSE DURATION

  • 15 weeks

WHERE COULD THIS COURSE TAKE YOU?

  • On completion of this course, you may choose to undertake further study.

GCSE MATHS

This specification enables learners to: 

  • Develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts

  • Acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems

  • Reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions

  • Comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Level 2 Functional Skills​

  • Acceptance onto this course is subject to successful guidance interview

COURSE DURATION

  • One year

AWARDING BODY

  • OCR

ASSESSMENT 

  • Paper 1 Foundation or Higher

  • Paper 2 Foundation or Higher

  • Paper 3 Foundation or Higher

WHERE COULD THIS COURSE TAKE YOU?

On completion of this course you may choose to undertake further study: qualifications you may wish to progress onto include: Access to Higher Education Diploma – Health and Care Professions or Advanced Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care. You may choose to seek employment in one of many varied occupational areas, for example: Health Care Assistant; Residential Support Worker or Social Work Assistant.

GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

This specification enables learners to:

 

  • Read a wide range of texts fluently and with a good understanding

  • Read critically, and use the knowledge they have gained from wide reading to inform and improve their own writing

  • Write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately

  • Use grammar correctly, punctuate and spell accurately

  • Acquire and apply a wide vocabulary, alongside a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language. In addition, this specification enables learners to listen to and understand spoken language and use their own spoken Standard English effectively.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Level 2 Functional Skills

  • Acceptance onto this course is subject to successful guidance interview

COURSE DURATION

  • One year

AWARDING BODY

  • OCR

ASSESSMENT 

  • Communicating Information and Ideas written exam

  • Exploring Effects and Impacts written exam

  • Spoken Language Non-exam

WHERE COULD THIS COURSE TAKE YOU?

On completion of this course you may choose to undertake further study: qualifications you may wish to progress onto include: Access to Higher Education Diploma – Health and Care Professions or Advanced Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care. You may choose to seek employment in one of many varied occupational areas, for example: Health Care Assistant; Residential Support Worker or Social Work Assistant.

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