Functional Skills

To complete their study programme, each learner is given a timetable for their day, meaning all Maths and English lessons are embedded into their Horticulture or Catering lessons too. This allows our learners to gain a great balance between their practical learning and classroom time.

All learners aged 16-19, who do not hold at least a GCSE grade 4, are required to study English and Maths as part of their study programme. When a young person begins their study at Green Corridor, they will be assessed to decide at which level they need to start. Students with GCSE grade 2 or above can study towards level 2 Functional Skills grade 9-4. 

In addition, we run separate Maths and English classes in small groups of 6 or less, this means our learners are getting a high level of attention and support throughout their study programme. Our tutors incorporate Horticulture into their lessons allowing our young people to use their maths and English skills in real life situations.

Learners with multiple and complex needs can be expempt from studying standalone English and Maths qualifications, but appropriate literacy and numeracy will still be embedded within their study programme. 

Learners are also given the opportunity to climb the ladder of levels from Entry 1 to Level 2 whilst they are at Green Corridor.