Functional Skills

We have been offering applied qualifications in maths, English and ICT skills for over 40 years, supporting adults and young people to develop these vital skills in order to succeed in all aspects of life, work and other learning.

We’re proud to present a new and improved Functional Skills offer with flexible assessments and extensive support.

  • Full range of maths, English and ICT qualifications from Entry 1 to Level 2.
  • Flexible assessments with a choice of onscreen and paper assessments available to learners ‘when ready.’
  • Twenty working day results turnaround.
  • Best-in-class customer support and access to qualification consultants and specialist advisors.
  • Access to a wealth of multi-media maths and English resources. 
  • Additional teaching and learning support through our online blended learning resource, e-Functional Skills
  • Functional Skills ICT in-app testing
  • In depth analysis of your learners performance with e-volve centre analytics

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Spring Release Cloud 2016 - Now live

Three times a year, we showcase all of our products and services that are new and coming soon, in what we call ‘Release Clouds’.  

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Offer Functional Skills

To offer Functional Skills please submit an application and we’ll help you get set up - you can become a City & Guilds qualification provider within 30 days.

We have everything in place to ensure you can start delivering Functional Skills as soon as possible.

Adult Literacy and Numeracy, ESOL, Skills for Life and ICT Skills for Life centres are able to complete a fast track approval form. All other centres can request assistance to complete a qualification approval form (QAP).

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Functional Skills Teaching Guide

A short guide explaining the essentials in delivering Functional Skills qualifications. Learn how to navigate the website, access all the key information and guidance.

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