Functional Skills qualifications (3748)

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2015
Fundamental applied skills in maths, English and ICT – with a particular focus on problem-solving and being able to apply these skills effectively in real situations.

These qualifications are intended for anyone wishing to develop their English, Mathematics or ICT skills. They can be completed alongside City & Guilds' English and Mathematics Skills (3847) and Principles of Using English and Mathematics (3844) qualifications, as well as being used to support learners' progress towards GCSE.

Functional Skills qualifications are available across five levels (Entry 1 to Level 2), and are completed in a wide range of college, community and work-based settings.


Animated tutorials- Functional Skills ICT onscreen-delivered assessments
Please click on the links below to access a quick demonstration of the key features of the simulated desktop applications used in our onscreen FS ICT assessments delivered via the e-volve system. Please note these require the latest version of Flash to operate successfully, and should be opened using Internet Explorer or Firefox (you may experience problems if using Chrome).

Once opened, the voiceover will commence automatically so please ensure your audio device is on and the volume turned up from the start.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

Interested in delivering this qualification?

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You will cover:

  • Mathematics
  • ICT
  • English.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills.

Achieving these qualifications should increase candidates’ confidence and motivation, and the skills they gain will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

These qualifications can be delivered in a classroom environment or in the workplace.

The Entry-Level qualifications are internally assessed and quality assured . This is also the case for Level 1 and 2 FS English Speaking, Listening and Communication.

Flexible assessment - onscreen or on paper, it's your choice
All of our externally marked Functional Skills assessments at levels 1 and 2 are available to take on any day at any time. There are two options:

  • Onscreen
    Assessments can be booked with as little as 30 minutes' notice using e-volve, our onscreen assessment platform.
  • Named on Demand
    Paper based/delivered assessments available with just two weeks' notice using our Named on Demand facility.

City & Guilds has a wide range of digital learning resources to support English and maths learning in almost any context, including learners working towards Functional Skills qualifications.

Entry 1

At Entry 1 there are Functional Skills qualifications in:

  • Mathematics
  • ICT
  • English.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. 

Achieving these qualifications should increase candidates’ confidence and motivation, and the skills they gain will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning.

Functional Skills English (3748-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in English at Entry 1

  • Accreditation No: 501/1317/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Functional Skills Mathematics (3748-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics at Entry 1

  • Accreditation No: 501/0637/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Functional Skills Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (3748-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Entry 1

  • Accreditation No: 500/8507/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Entry 2

At Entry 2 there are Functional Skills qualifications in:

  • Mathematics
  • ICT
  • English.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. 

Achieving these qualifications should increase candidates’ confidence and motivation, and the skills they gain will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning.

Functional Skills English (3748-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in English at Entry 2

  • Accreditation No: 500/9837/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Functional Skills Mathematics (3748-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics at Entry 2

  • Accreditation No: 501/1821/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Functional Skills Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (3748-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Entry 2

  • Accreditation No: 500/8508/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Entry 3

At Entry 3 there are Functional Skills qualifications in:

  • Mathematics
  • ICT
  • English.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. 

Achieving these qualifications should increase candidates’ confidence and motivation, and the skills they gain will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning.

Functional Skills English (3748-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in English at Entry 3

  • Accreditation No: 500/9838/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Functional Skills Mathematics (3748-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics at Entry 3

  • Accreditation No: 501/1820/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Functional Skills Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (3748-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Entry 3

  • Accreditation No: 501/0638/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1

At Level 1 there are Functional Skills qualifications in:

  • Mathematics
  • ICT
  • English.

    Sample onscreen assessments
    Please click on the links below to access sample versions of our onscreen-delivered Functional Skills assessments at Level 1. These are designed to help learners and tutors familiarise with the the e-volve environment and should be used in conjunction with the PDF-based samples accessed via the 'Documents' tab above.  

    Please note the latest version of Flash is required to view these assessments. To view in full screen, in each case press F11 once the page has loaded.

    What Careers Can This Lead To?

    Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. 

    Achieving these qualifications should increase candidates’ confidence and motivation, and the skills they gain will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning.

    Functional Skills English (3748-01)

    Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

    Functional Skills qualification in English at Level 1

    • Accreditation No: 500/9319/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
    • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
    • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
    • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
    • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
    • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

    Functional Skills Mathematics (3748-02)

    Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

    Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics at Level 1

    • Accreditation No: 501/0986/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
    • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
    • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
    • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
    • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
    • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

    Functional Skills Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (3748-03)

    Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

    Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Level 1

    • Accreditation No: 500/9630/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
    • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
    • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
    • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
    • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
    • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

    Level 2

    At Level 2 there are Functional Skills qualifications in:

    • Mathematics
    • ICT
    • English.

      Sample onscreen assessments
      Please click on the links below to access sample versions of our onscreen-delivered Functional Skills assessments at Level 2. These are designed to help learners and tutors familiarise with the the e-volve environment and should be used in conjunction with the PDF-based samples accessed via the 'Documents' tab above.  

      Please note the latest version of Flash is required to view these assessments. To view in full screen, in each case press F11 once the page has loaded.

      What Careers Can This Lead To?

      Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. 

      Achieving these qualifications should increase candidates’ confidence and motivation, and the skills they gain will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning.

      Functional Skills English (3748-01)

      Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

      Functional Skills qualification in English at Level 2

      • Accreditation No: 500/9318/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
      • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
      • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
      • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
      • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
      • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

      Functional Skills Mathematics (3748-02)

      Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

      Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics at Level 2

      • Accreditation No: 501/0987/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
      • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
      • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
      • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
      • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
      • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

      Functional Skills Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (3748-03)

      Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

      Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Level 2

      • Accreditation No: 501/0639/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
      • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
      • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
      • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
      • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
      • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

      Additional information for centres

      Smart Screen

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      Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

      By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

      Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

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      3748 Entry 1

      Assessment materials

      3748 Entry 2

      Assessment materials

      3748 Entry 3

      Assessment materials

      3748 Level 1

      Assessment materials

      3748 Level 2

      Assessment materials

      FS English sample assessments

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