As an approximate comparison, Functional Skills Level 1 is comparable to GCSE grades 1 – 3.
Functional Skills English Level 1 uses practical, easy-to-understand situations to help students improve their writing, reading, listening and speaking. Level 1 English is popular for people who need to improve English skills before starting level 2 English.
Level 1 Maths will help them prepare for Level 2 which is the equivalent to a GCSE Maths. Functional Skills Maths courses use easy to understand, practical and real-life examples of maths problems. Maths level 1 will improve their maths skills and confidence.