Functional Skills

Flexible assessments, extensive support, quick results

We provide one of the most competitive Functional Skills offers available in the market today. But our offer doesn’t just sit still; we are committed to improvement, working with our customers in partnership to provide qualifications, assessments and support that better meets the needs of centres and their learners. It is this commitment that makes us the leading Functional Skills provider and awarding organisation of choice for over a thousand colleges and training providers across the UK.

Our Functional Skills offer

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

  • 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’
  • Maximum 20 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 teaching and learning resources. 

Plus new e-Functional Skills, the complete online Functional Skills teaching and learning experience.

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Functional skills qualifications

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.

Available from Entry 1 through to Level 2, our Functional Skills qualifications offer full curriculum coverage across all five levels. View the range of qualifications we offer, download qualification and assessment guidance and enquire about offering City & Guilds' Functional Skills. 

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Functional Skills Results

As the largest Functional Skills awarding organisation, we process well over half a million externally-marked Functional Skills assessments each year. We're committed to issuing results within a 20-day turnaround but many are processed sooner.

Average pattern of results issued since September 2013:

- 72% issued within five working days
- 82% issued within 10 working days
- 88% issued within 15 working days

Maths and English

Functional Skills provide the perfect complement to our wider offer in Maths and English.

Find out how City & Guilds is providing the most flexible and relevant maths and English qualifications and support available, to ensure all learners achieve the skills needed to succeed.

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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.

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New e-Functional Skills

e-Functional Skills is a complete online Functional Skills teaching and learning experience designed to help a centre guide learners, whether apprentices, work-based learners or independent learners, from initial assessment to exam success.

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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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