Functional Skills

Flexible assessments & extensive support

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. Our standard turnaround time is 20 working days and whilst new versions of the assessments are introduced there will need to be an additional period of time where we analyse candidate results to ensure that the grade boundaries are set correctly. This is an important quality step which is necessary to ensure the assessment is robust and reliable. Whilst we assure you we will do everything we can to issue results promptly and within 20 working-days, please be aware that results may take up to an additional 5-7 working-days during this transitional period. 
  • 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

Plus, new in-app testing for Functional Skills ICT.

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Functional skills updates

We recently made some changes to our externally assessed Functional Skills English and Maths assessments at Level 1 and 2.

We'd like to share the answers to some of the key questions that have started to come through from centres, now that results are being released.

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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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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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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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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 an online Functional Skills teaching and learning resource designed to help a centre guide learners from initial assessment to exam success.

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New in-app ICT assessments

In-application testing, our method of delivering on-screen assessment for Functional Skills ICT.

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