Thanks for the replySomething like a Scottish National 4/5. Or any equivalent for 16-year-olds from, say, Ireland or France.
Thanks for the reply.Functional skills level 2 is the most popular
See ‘Learn Direct’ if you want to take the exam at home. Pricey at £550-£600 but can be completed in around 10 weeks and the exam is facilitated online meaning you can do it at home
Or look at local colleges / adult learning centres who should be able to provide you with the same qualification or their own equivalent
As it happens I do, but for a back office role.Thanks for the reply
Do you work on the railways?
Thanks for all your help.As it happens I do, but for a back office role.
If you don't have GCSEs and are not able to take any through a local college or similar then this list gives you what the Government consider to be equivalent qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland:
No worries.Thanks for all your help.
I start the functional skills in the next couple of week but wanted to found out if they are classed as equivalent with the rail companies first before I started.
I did my GCSEs over 20years ago and I’ve lost my proof of my grades so need to redo themAs somebody that has interviewed thousands of candidates for transport related roles, qualify yourself as highly as possible whilst you have the time and opportunity! I often see young people do the bare minimum to achieve grades/qualifications for a job that seems ideal for "here and now", but there is absolutely no harm in futureproofing your career by going for the higher qualification.
Thanks for the reply
Thanks for the reply.
Do you work on the railways?
Ahh, apologies for that! Can you not contact your old school and request reprints?
No need to apologise your only trying to be helpful.Ahh, apologies for that! Can you not contact your old school and request reprints?
How strange. I did my exams in 1990 and I've just got proof of mine. Guess it depends on which exam board.No need to apologise your only trying to be helpful.
I contacted my old school and was told they can’t help because the records don’t go back that far(97). I don’t mind redoing them, I’m doing the functional skills at college so doesn’t cost me anything and should only take 20 weeks or sooner depending on my tutor.
I didn’t realise it was a competition(troll).
Not in any rush to apply and that is way I don’t mind resitting my GCSEs. If I never make it to the interview or assessment stage then so be it. I already have a very good career as is.Rail recruitment is highly competitive and pretty damn ruthless. With TOCs moving towards asking for qualifications before application; you may find yourself near the bottom of the pile. Jobs adverts are notoriously fickle and can be quite time restricted. I'd advise anyone without qualifications to either gain them in some way or another or find their records asap.
Contact the AQA online. They hold all results and will be able to provide you with a certified copy of the results for a small fee. Takes about 4 weeks. It's NOT a copy of the original certificate, but it's acceptable as proof of the grades.I did my GCSEs over 20years ago and I’ve lost my proof of my grades so need to redo them