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Functional Skills Exemptions


We have received an increase in queries regarding learner exemptions from Functional Skills.


The Apprenticeship standards: list of acceptable current and prior qualifications for English and maths requirements in apprenticeship standards at level 2 and above is linked below:


The spreadsheet lists those current and prior qualifications accepted as meeting the minimum English and maths requirements for apprenticeships at level 2 and above.


Skillsfirst Awards are unable to provide confirmation of acceptable exemptions on an individual basis.


Apprenticeship Standards

Apprenticeship Levy

Useful Documents / Links

Functional Skills Exemptions