Free online functional skills courses

These free online courses from OpenLearn aim to provide an introduction to Functional Skills English and Functional Skills Maths at Levels 1 and 2, while giving learners the opportunity to earn Open University digital badges.

The courses have been produced as part of the Department for Education’s Flexible Learning Fund. You can access the courses using the links below:

Everyday English 1

Everyday English 2

Everyday Maths 1

Everyday Maths 2

There are also courses to support English and maths skills development within vocational contexts. To view all the courses, see the free courses tab in the Languages and the Science, Maths and Technology sections at

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