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Apprenticeship Learning Support

Support for Functional Skills 

Alongside the BKSB e-learning platform, the Library and Learning Services team can support you in achieving your Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths. Bookable one-to-one appointments are available as well as workshops themed on English and Maths. Our support team also provides drop-ins.

This page will detail:

  • Functional Skills one-to-one support
  • Functional Skills workshops
  • Contact information for Functional Skills support


Functional Skills one-to-one support

Students can book time for one-to-one support with Functional Skills Advisors. 

These appointments can be:

  • Face-to-face
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Telephone
  • Email

At your one-to-one, you can discuss your progress with an advisor and receive support on any areas you need to work on. 

At the end of the session, you and your advisor will complete a form which will include what was covered in the session and  recommendations for ongoing independent study. You will also have the opportunity to record your reflections on the session and what you have learned. You will receive a copy of this form by email, which you can use to help guide your revision and track your progress.

To book an appointment, please click on a member of staff below and then click 'book an appointment'. 

For English
For Maths


Functional Skills Workshops

We offer a range of workshops for Functional Skills English and maths.

These workshops focus on key aspects of the Functional Skills learning outcomes, alongside general sessions on exam technique. They are a great opportunity to:

  • Find out more about the knowledge and skills assessed by Functional Skills
  • Try out activities to test your knowledge and skills and highlight areas for development
  • Meet other learners taking Functional Skills and share ideas and approaches to study

Workshops are scheduled on a range of days each week to ensure that learners have a chance of attending these whatever their schedule. However, please do contact us if there is a workshop that you would like to attend but cannot find a suitable time.

Book onto a workshop below:



Contact information for Functional Skills support

If you have any questions regarding the support available to help you achieve your Functional Skills qualifications, please contact us by email or by telephone. 

Functional Skills Advisor Team


Telephone: 01473 338700