Exploring the maths and English landscape

Our leading Functional Skills offer

We provide one of the most competitive Functional Skills qualification offers available in the market. Joined by e-Functional Skills – a complete online teaching and learning experience tailored to these qualifications.

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Find out more about our full range of maths and English qualifications

  • Functional Skills, Essential Skills and Workplace Core Skills
  • QCF Maths and English qualifications/units 
  • ESOL Skills for Life
  • Level 3 Core Maths

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Tutor Tools

We are developing teaching devices to offer tips, hints and additional resources to help tutors with the transition to the new assessment styles.

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Funding Guidance

Understand the latest funding and policy expectations for numeracy and literacy qualifications.

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Comparison tool

Understand how these qualifications all fit together, 

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Changes to English and Maths Functional Skills Assessments at L1 and L2 - January 2016

FAQ’s January 2016 update >

New in-app Functional Skills ICT onscreen-delivered assessments now available

A new onscreen method of delivering our Functional Skills ICT assessments, allowing candidates to work with familiar MS Office software rather than simulated applications.

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Revised ESOL Skills for Life qualifications

We’ve refreshed our ESOL Skills for Life qualifications, making them more flexible and better suited to more varied patterns of language learning.  

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e-Toolkit: our digital learning and initial/diagnostic resources  

Helping learners in all settings improve their maths and English.

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Changes to Essential Skills

As part of the Welsh Government’s Reform of Qualifications, Essential Skills qualifications in Wales will be changing from September 2015.

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Improving Functional Skills

We are planning and implementing a series of changes and improvements to our Functional Skills offer, across all three subject areas – maths, English and ICT.

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Case study

Find out how Ruskin College learner, Tammy Little, overcome her learning anxieties and gained the confidence to succeed with real world maths skills.

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Did you know?

There’s a 70% chance the children of illiterate adults will be illiterate themselves - CBI Skills Survey

e-volve centre analytics

City & Guilds has launched e-volve centre analytics for e-volve users, that gives you in depth analysis of your learners performance for e-volve tests.

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