To get a full apprenticeship qualification it is compulsory to pass all units including Functional English and Functional Maths unless you have already passed or you have a GCSE grade C or above . I know the students don’t want to do English and Maths but it’s a compulsory condition of receiving their vocational qualification, so they attend classes, study and revise for the exams. However, this is not the case if you on a full-time vocational course at college. If you are under 19 you have to do Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and Mathematics but you don’t have to pass to get your vocational qualification. You can still move to the next level of your vocational subject even if you fail English and Maths. Can anyone tell me why the government hasn't linked English and Maths to full-time vocational courses as they have apprenticeship courses? If a student knows they have to pass all units including English and Mathematics to receive their vocational qualification wouldn't they start attending classes, study and revise for exams?