Functional skills are designed to equip learners with the skills to operate confidently, effectively and independently in education, work and every day life. They have been designed in response to employers’ perceptions that many students are not achieving a firm enough grounding in the basics.

Functional Skills ICT at Levels 1 & 2, aims to ensure that each individual is:

• confident and capable when using ICT systems and tools

• able to find and select information

• able to develop, present and communicate information in both life and work.