Following lockdown easing in March, Seth spoke to a friend whilst out in the town centre. Seth shared his aspirations of going to university to study Nursing, and he’d researched the course requirements but lacked the GCSE English equivalent. His friend happened to mention that the Pathway SkillsZone Burslem Centre ran Level 2 Functional Skill programmes for adults. Shortly after, Seth contacted the centre, who spoke with our Administrator Emily to schedule an appointment with Naomi, our Business Development Manager.
Seth was keen to confirm that the Government would fully fund his studies and that the Functional Skills qualifications would be equivalent to GCSE’s. Naomi explained that:
- Level 1 Functional Skills are equivalent to a GCSE Grade E-D (2-3).
- Level 2 Functional Skills are equivalent to GCSE Grade C-A*(4-9).