Essential Skills qualifications are designed to equip individuals above the age of 16 with practical skills in English, Maths, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Employability. The qualifications provide skills and knowledge with the aim of improving competence and confidence to operate effectively at work and home.
Covering all subjects that form the Essential Skills Curriculum at Entry Level 1 to Level 2, POA Learning offer flexible courses that are designed to help individuals with busy work and home lives access high quality training materials, and upskill to the required standards within a time frame that suits them.
Our courses are available online and via blended learning. Once signed up, learners will be allocated a tutor who will support and guide them through the qualification.
Level 2 Functional Skills Courses are equivalent to GCSE Grade 9 - 4 (previously A - C)
Essential Application of Number Skills
Understand numerical data, carry out calculations and interpret and present results and findings.
Essential Communication Skills
Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing
Essential Digital Literacy Skills
Digital responsibility, digital productivity, digital information literacy, digital collaboration, digital creativity, digital learning
Essential Employability Skills
Critical thinking and problem solving, planning and organisation, creativity and innovation and personal effectiveness
For more information about the qualifications and the cost, or to request an enrolment,
please contact Nigel Williamson
Working in partnership with Skills For Life in HMPPS