Functional skills is a qualification that is accepted by establishments such as Universities since the exams that are taken have been regulated by Ofqual, therefore the UK government has approved functional skills. However, not every course provider accepts this qualification for example, teacher training courses tend to accept equivalency tests instead, so you might want to check with the course provider first. Functional skills qualification is a GCSE equivalent which all Universities and most employers require instead of a Maths and English GCSE. Because of this, functional skills have become a popular qualification. City and Guilds functional skills exam board provides English, Maths and IT function skills level 2 qualifications. They are one of the largest exam board providers.
Leicester Tutor Company can help if you have any problems with understanding the topics, applying your knowledge to the questions and any gaps of knowledge to prepare you for English and Maths functional skills exams. MME has revision materials and City and Guilds functional skills practice papers, you can contact them to get more information about the functional skills exam and revision materials. You can sit your City and Guilds functional skills at the local testing centre or you can go through MME functional skills service where you can book to sit your exam online.