If you did not get a GCSE PASS/Grade C/Level 4, taking a Functional Skills exam is for you! The Functional Skills qualification is Ofqual approved and equivalent to a GCSE. This qualification is accepted by many universities, courses, and employers, and it may even be required for you to have it if you do not have a GCSE grade. There are several providers of the Functional Skills qualification; we would highly recommend Pass Functional Skills and their wide range of revision resources.


The Functional Skills exams may be difficult for those unfamiliar with the curriculum or who have not studied academically for a few years. Here at Manchester Tutors, we aim to prepare you for these exams and provide you with the necessary resources to help you pass. We have tutors available for both, Functional Skills Maths and English; you can have as many tutoring sessions as you need until you are confident enough to sit your exam. Our tutors can offer you revision tips, help you build your skills, and work through the curriculum material with you.


As of now, the majority of Functional services are online. This means that you will be able to revise and obtain your Functional Skills qualifications from the comfort of your own home! The exam will need to be sat under exam conditions – just like it would be in an in-person centre. An Ofqual approved invigilator will be on a video call with you to ensure these exam conditions are met and maintained. Additionally, the invigilator can help you with any issues that may arise.


Several Functional Skills resources are widely available; however, as the curriculum was reformed in 2019, we do not recommend using resources prior to this. It is best to stick to the updated resources as they will be more relevant to you. At Manchester Tutors, we can help you find a Functional Skills provider and help you find the revision materials best suited for your needs. Additionally, if you would like any tutoring sessions, we can organise this for you and set you up with one of our skilled and dedicated tutors.