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Functional Skills Maths and English Level 1 Course Bundle

Did you fail your GCSE maths and English? Don’t let it hold you back. Level 1 maths and English qualifications are your passport to a better career.

Call us on 0800 433 7896, email hello@thinkonlinetraining.com or choose your support package and checkout below!

Functional Skills Maths and English Level 1 Online Course

The Level 1 Maths and English qualification is ideal for those who need a GCSE pass grade but aren’t ready for a Level 2 course. Level 1 Functional Skills is equivalent to GCSE grade 1-3 (D-G).

Qualifications in maths and English are essential for career development. Many jobs require GCSE maths and English 4 to 9 to even apply (A* to C in old GCSE grading system). They’re also required qualifications for an apprenticeship, University and University access courses. Start working towards your Level 2 by starting Level 1 first.

Standard Course

  • Access your learning 24/7 on all devices
  • Unlimited email support
  • One-to-one phone support – 2 calls per month (max. 30 minutes)

Supported Plus

  • Access your learning 24/7 on all devices
  • Unlimited email support
  • One-to-one phone support – 6 calls per month (max. 30 minutes)

Buy It Now

Pay for your course up front and receive unlimited access for as long as you need to complete the course.

Plus, Standard Support from a tutor including email support and 1 phone call per month.


Pay as you go plans from only £20 per month

Prices include e-learning materials and tutor support only – See FAQ’s below for more info about exam fees.

Quick and easy enrolment

You can get started straight away, once you checkout you will receive your login details by email.

Start for as little as £20

Enrol online and learn Level 1 Maths and English from just £20 per month.

24/7 online access

Our learning platform is accessible on all devices and can be used anytime, anywhere.

Think Online Training have been delivering Functional

Skills Training for more than 15 years.

Tutor Support

All support packages include unlimited email support with our experienced tutors. Depending on how confident you are, we also offer packages including one-to-one web tutorials and additional attempts at marked mock exams.

No Time Limits

Our guided learning hours for this course is 110 hours however there are no restrictions on how long you take to complete the course. You can fit your learning around your work and personal life and work at your own pace.

Equivalent to GCSE

Functional Skills is designed to give you practical skills that can be applied in your working life. Level 1 Functional Skills English is equivalent to GCSE grade D-G and can be a stepping stone to Level 2.

Course Details

Why retake GCSE English and maths?

A GCSE English and maths pass grade is essential for education courses such as access courses, apprenticeships and higher education. It’s also very common required qualification to apply for jobs.

Level 1 maths and English is equivalent to a GCSE grade 1 to 3, or D to G in the old GCSE grading system.

Functional Skills Maths and English courses allow you to learn flexibly and take your exam when you’re ready.

This course is ideal for:

  • People wanting to move on to a Level 2 course
  • Parents helping their with children with maths homework and revision
  • Improve their skills and confidence with maths for day-to-day tasks

Our Functional Skills Level 1 online course is accredited by City & Guilds and is a nationally recognised qualification.

English and maths Level 1 courses are popular with adults who failed GCSE but are not ready for Level 2 yet.

What happens when you buy our Functional Skills English and maths Level 1 package?

If you are looking to upgrade your CV or to advance onto further education, our Level 1 and Level 2 courses can help. You can complete the learning at home and at your own pace with a range of support available.

After purchasing one of our online courses, you’ll get access to our online English and maths courses via email.

One of our tutors will get in touch for an over the phone assessment so we can personalise your Level 1 course.

If you have any questions call us on 0800 433 7896 (9:00 am-5:00 pm) or email hello@thinkonlinetraining.com.

During the English course you will cover the following:


  • End of sentence punctuation
  • Correct use of commas
  • Format and structure
  • Sequencing
  • Correct use of apostrophes
  • Subject-verb agreement and sentences
  • Use correct verb tense
  • Identify suitable responses
  • Spelling


  • Language suitable for purpose and audience
  • Identify main points and ideas
  • Utilise information contained in texts
  • Read and understand texts in detail
  • Identify how points and ideas are presented


During the maths course you will cover the following:

  • Whole Numbers
  • Add subtract multiply and divide
  • Fractions Decimals Percentages
  • Add and Subtract Decimals
  • Handling Data – Ratio Problems
  • Formulae
  • Length, Weight, Capacity and Temperature
  • Money
  • Time
  • Convert Units of Measure
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Diagrams, Models and Shapes
  • Extract and Interpret Information
  • Collect and Record Data
  • Mean and Range
  • Probability
You don’t need any prior qualifications to enrol on this course.

You will need to complete an initial assessment to check that the level is right for you. Don’t worry, if there are items that you need to practice as we will incorporate these into your program of study.

If you cannot sit your exam at one of our centres, you will need to make your own arrangements with your local exam centre.

Think Employment can’t offer any assistant in finding exam centres outside of our catchment area, we have testing centres in London, Manchester, Leeds, Hull and Grimsby. If you’re near one of our centres then you will be able to sit your exam there.

Please note, our course fees do not include the examination fee.

Here are our frequently asked questions

If your question is not answered here, please don’t hesitate to send us a message online or call us directly on 0800 433 7042.


How many hours will it take?

The guided learning hours for this course is 45 hours per course. The total is 90 hours.

Is there a time limit for how long I can take to complete?

You can take as long as you need to complete the course. There is no time limit.

How will I be studying?

All of your learning material is available on our dedicated learning platform.

The platform is accessible on all devices and is available 24/7.

What assessments will I have to do?

There are 3 exams for the English course, Reading, Writing, and Speaking & Listening. And 1 exam for the maths course. Depending on your support package, you will also have the option to attempt marked mock exams before you take your final exam.

Where will I take my exams?

We have our own examination centres in Leeds, Grimsby, Hull and Stockport. If you cannot get to these locations, you’ll need to make arrangements with an examination centre near you.

Please note: our course fees do not include the examination fee.


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