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Free Functional Skills Diagnostic Assessment

At the Harrogate Tutors, we offer support and tutoring in the Harrogate area for those wishing to take their GCSE or equivalent exams. The support we offer is often in the form of blogs, where we go through and explain the different:

  • Exam Types

  • Course Types

  • Revision Materials

  • Tools

  • And many more


Today we will be discussing a tool that was designed around the Functional Skills exams. Which essentially are equivalent qualifications worth a pass in their respective subjects. Often being maths or English.


The tool is the functional skills diagnostic assessment. In essence, this is a short test that is free and can be taken as many times as you with. Its purpose is to gauge your current level of knowledge in your chosen subject. Often used to measure if you are best taking the Level 1 or Level 2 Exams.


The difference between Level 1 and Level 2 is that Level 1 is worth a primary school degree in either Maths or English. While Level 2 is the equivalent of a GCSE. Allowing you to make an accurate choice on which exam would be the best choice for you.


If you are considering taking a Functional Skills exam, the Harrogate Tutors would heavily recommend the functional skills diagnostic tests for maths and English over any other similar tool. As well as being free, it is one of the best on the market, even by my paid standards. As well as having the added benefit of being based entirely around the Functional Skills exams. So you will be able to get the most accurate idea of your knowledge level.


If you are still unsure, don’t delay, and contact us! The earlier you get started on revision for your chosen exam, the better prepared you will be.


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