Functional Skills

87% of employers think that English and mathematical skills are needed in the world of work

How English and mathematics skills can help you:

Job applications.

English skills can help you:

  • Complete a well-written CV
  • Understand the requirements of a job role
  • Complete job applications to a high standard
  • be an effective speaker and listener in an interview

Mathematical skills can help you:

  • Understanding work hours
  • Calculate salary and living costs
  • Budget and plan your finances
  • Navigation to interviews

Within a job role

English skills can help you:

  • Use the phone and accurately take messages
  • Confidently read and understand new information
  • Write different types of emails
  • Communicate with colleagues and customers

Mathematical skills can help you: 

  • Create and understand graphs, charts, and timetables
  • Analyse figures and budgets
  • Manage finances
  • Prioritise tasks
  • Enhance your time management skills.