To gain access to University course GCSE in maths and English or GCSE equivalents are crucial to be accepted. Majority of employers also prefer you to have these qualifications. Due to this, GCSE equivalents have grown in demand over the years.
Functional skills and GCSE equivalency tests are two of the most popular GCSE equivalent qualifications. Functional skills have exams for both maths and English and the final level (level 2) is the GCSE equivalent qualification that you need for higher education. Depending on your age, depends on if the government will fund your functional skills course. If you are 19 or younger then you will get the funding and will take this course in a college. But if you are older, you will have to be an independent learner when you sign up to the course and fund the exam yourself. You can take the exam when you feel ready. GCSE equivalency tests also have exams in English and maths as well as science. This qualification is most beneficial for those who are applying or are planning on applying to teacher training courses. MME can give you more details about both of these exams.
There are loads of different GCSE equivalent qualifications that you can achieve to apply for higher education such as NVQs and BTECs however functional skills is the most desired to sit due to its flexibility. Of course the full GCSE exams are the desired qualification but there are only two points during the years that someone can sit the exams therefore functional skills are more useful if you need the qualification soon for a job or higher education. Bristol Tutor Company will guide you during the one to one session and supply revision materials for your exam. As well, we work with MME who can book your exam at a testing centre near you or if you prefer the online functional skills exam, then they can arrange that too.