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We have been offering qualifications in maths, English and ICT skills for over 40 years, supporting adults and young people to succeed in all aspects of life. Functional Skills (3748) is our most popular maths & English qualification with a particular focus on developing workplace skills, while it also underpins our Apprenticeship and Techbac programmes too.

Our Functional Skills offer

  • Full range of maths, English and ICT qualifications from Entry 1 to Level 2
  • Flexible assessments with a choice of onscreen and paper delivered assessments available to learners ‘when ready’
    • Entry Level qualifications – full suite of externally set and internally marked on-demand Entry Level Functional Skills
    • Levels 1 and 2 paper-delivered offer – externally set and marked paper-delivered assessments. Available on-demand with just two weeks' notice
    • Level 1 and 2 onscreen offer – on-demand onscreen assessments. Available on a date of your choice with just 30-minutes' notice through our online assessment platform, e-volve
  • Twenty working day results turnaround. Result notification within 20 working days of upload/receipt of completed assessments
  • Functional Skills ICT in-app testing allows learners to take ICT assessments using familiar MS Office applications

Teaching and Learning Support Resources

We have an extensive support package available for Functional Skills including:

  • SmartScreen – range of free and subscription teaching and learning resources including on-demand support materials, expert advice through tutor forums
  • e-Functional Skills - complete end-to-end Functional Skills teaching and learning resource designed to guide learners through their course and better prepare them for their end assessment
  • Functional Skills (3748) qualification page - access to all the qualification support material you need, including FAQs, sample assessments, guidance for delivery and examiner’s reports
  • Free face-to-face support – network and briefing events held throughout the year and additional support from local offices, specialist advisors, Business Managers and a wide network of EQAs
  • Staff CPD and bespoke maths and English support through our Advance consultancy service
  • In depth analysis of your learners’ performance with e-volve centre analytics

Discover more about our wider maths & English offer

For more information on the wider qualifications we offer for England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and International customers visit our maths & English home page.