LEGACY - Functional Skills qualifications (3748)

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2020
This qualification has now closed to new registrations for Maths and English - all candidates for Functional Skills must be registered on the reformed Functional Skills qualification (4748)

The last date for certification for 3748-01 and 3748-02 has been extended until 31 December 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please see the table below for a timeframe of key dates:

Withdrawal timeline for 3748 Legacy Functional Skills English and Mathematics

28 September 2020

Level 1 & 2 FS English

Last date a paper-based on demand assessment for Reading or Writing can be booked in Walled Garden

Level 1 & 2 FS Maths

Last date a paper-based, on demand assessment for Mathematics can be booked in Walled Garden

 

23 October 2020

Level 1 & 2 FS English

Last date an onscreen e-volve assessment can be booked (for immediate sitting) for Reading or Writing

Level 1 & 2 FS Maths

Last date an onscreen e-volve assessment can be booked (for immediate sitting) for Mathematics

 

Level 1 & 2 FS English

Last date that Reading or Writing assessments can be taken (paper based OR onscreen)

Level 1 & 2 FS Maths

Last date that Mathematics assessments can be taken (paper-based OR onscreen)

 

26 October 2020

Level 1 & 2 FS English

All completed scripts for paper-based Reading or Writing assessment to be received by City & Guilds

Level 1 & 2 FS Maths

All completed scripts for paper-based Mathematics assessment to be received by City & Guilds

 

30 October 2020

Entry Level 1, 2 & 3 FS English

Final date for learners to sit Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening & Communication assessments

Entry Level 1, 2 & 3 FS Maths

Final date for learners to sit the Entry mathematics assessments

Level 1 & 2 FS English

Final date for learners to be assessed for Speaking, Listening & Communication

23 November 2020

Level 1 & 2 FS English

All results for Reading and Writing assessments issued

Level 1 & 2 FS Maths

All results for Maths assessments issued

 

30 November 2020

Entry Level 1, 2 & 3 FS English

All Internal Quality and External Quality Assurance activity completed

Entry Level 1, 2 & 3 FS Maths

All Internal Quality and External Quality Assurance activity completed

Level 1 & 2 FS English

All Internal Quality and External Quality Assurance activity for SL&C completed

Entry Level 1, 2 & 3 FS English

All claims where an exemption for a component is being requested must be submitted by this date.

(3748-901, 3748-902 or 3748-903)

Level 1 & 2 FS English

All claims where an exemption for a component is being requested must be submitted by this date.

(3748-904 or 3748-905)

 

18 December 2020

Entry Level FS English

All claims for 3748-901, 3748-902 and 3748-903 must be submitted

Entry Level FS Maths

All claims for 3748-016, 3748-017 and 3748-018 must be submitted

Level 1 & 2 FS English

All claims for 3748-904 and 3748-905 must be submitted

31 December 2020

All certificates for Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3 Functional Skills English issued to centres

All certificates for Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3 Functional Skills Mathematics issued to centres

All certificates for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills English issued to centres

All certificates for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics issued to centres

 



3748 - Functional Skills ICT will continue to remain open to new registrations.

Fundamental applied skills in maths, English and ICT – with a particular focus on problem-solving and being able to apply these skills effectively in real situations.

These qualifications are intended for anyone wishing to develop their English, Mathematics or ICT skills. They can be completed alongside City & Guilds' English and Mathematics Skills (3847) and Principles of Using English and Mathematics (3844) qualifications, as well as being used to support learners' progress towards GCSE.

Functional Skills qualifications are available across five levels (Entry 1 to Level 2), and are completed in a wide range of college, community and work-based settings.


Samples of our Onscreen-delivered assessments are stored below under the drop down menu for the appropriate level.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form

General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You will cover:

  • Mathematics
  • ICT
  • English.
What Careers Can This Lead To?
Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills.

Achieving these qualifications should increase candidates’ confidence and motivation, and the skills they gain will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning.


What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

These qualifications can be delivered in a classroom environment or in the workplace.

The Entry-Level qualifications are internally assessed and quality assured . This is also the case for Level 1 and 2 FS English Speaking, Listening and Communication.

Flexible assessment - onscreen or on paper, it's your choice
All of our externally marked Functional Skills assessments at levels 1 and 2 are available to take on any day at any time. There are two options:

  • Onscreen
    Assessments can be booked with as little as 30 minutes' notice using e-volve, our onscreen assessment platform.
  • Named on Demand
    Paper based/delivered assessments available with just two weeks' notice using our Named on Demand facility.

City & Guilds has a wide range of digital learning resources to support English and maths learning in almost any context, including learners working towards Functional Skills qualifications.

Entry 1

At Entry 1 there are Functional Skills qualifications in:

  • Mathematics
  • ICT
  • English.
What Careers Can This Lead To?
Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. 

Achieving these qualifications should increase candidates’ confidence and motivation, and the skills they gain will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning.
Functional Skills English (3748-01)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in English at Entry 1

  • Accreditation No: 501/1317/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 47 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Functional Skills Mathematics (3748-02)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics at Entry 1

  • Accreditation No: 501/0637/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 47 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Functional Skills Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (3748-03)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Entry 1

  • Accreditation No: 500/8507/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 47 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Entry 2

At Entry 2 there are Functional Skills qualifications in:

  • Mathematics
  • ICT
  • English.
What Careers Can This Lead To?
Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. 

Achieving these qualifications should increase candidates’ confidence and motivation, and the skills they gain will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning.
Functional Skills English (3748-01)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in English at Entry 2

  • Accreditation No: 500/9837/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 47 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Functional Skills Mathematics (3748-02)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics at Entry 2

  • Accreditation No: 501/1821/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 47 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Functional Skills Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (3748-03)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Entry 2

  • Accreditation No: 500/8508/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 47 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Entry 3

At Entry 3 there are Functional Skills qualifications in:

  • Mathematics
  • ICT
  • English.
What Careers Can This Lead To?
Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. 

Achieving these qualifications should increase candidates’ confidence and motivation, and the skills they gain will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning.
Functional Skills English (3748-01)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in English at Entry 3

  • Accreditation No: 500/9838/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 47 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Functional Skills Mathematics (3748-02)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics at Entry 3

  • Accreditation No: 501/1820/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 47 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Functional Skills Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (3748-03)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Entry 3

  • Accreditation No: 501/0638/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 47 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1

At Level 1 there are Functional Skills qualifications in:

  • Mathematics
  • ICT
  • English.

    Sample onscreen assessments
    Please click on the links below to access sample versions of our onscreen-delivered Functional Skills assessments at Level 1. These are designed to help learners and tutors familiarise with the the e-volve environment and should be used in conjunction with the PDF-based samples accessed via the 'Documents' tab above.  

    Please note the latest version of Flash is required to view these assessments. To view in full screen, in each case press F11 once the page has loaded.

                
                English Writing - Sample 1 The Marathon (with word count functionality added)  
                English Reading - Sample 1 Time and Money

                English Writing - Sample 2 Have Your Say (with word count functionality added)
                English Reading - Sample 2 for Faulty Product
                
                English Writing - Sample 3 Sports Sponsorship (with word count functionality added)
                English Reading - Sample 3 Apprenticeships
                
                English Writing - Sample 4 Journalist Application (with word count functionality added)
                English Reading - Sample 4 Switch and Save 

                English Writing - Sample 5 Skills Unlimited (with word count functionality added)


                English Writing - Sample 6 Product Demonstrator (with word count functionality added)
                English Reading - Sample 6 Emergency Evacuation
                     

     

     

     

     

    What Careers Can This Lead To?
    Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. 

    Achieving these qualifications should increase candidates’ confidence and motivation, and the skills they gain will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning.
    Functional Skills English (3748-01)
    Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

    Functional Skills qualification in English at Level 1

    • Accreditation No: 500/9319/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
    • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
    • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
    • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
    • Total Qualification Time: 50 The total time for the qualification
    • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
    • Last Certification: 31/08/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
    Functional Skills Mathematics (3748-02)
    Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

    Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics at Level 1

    • Accreditation No: 501/0986/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
    • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
    • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
    • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
    • Total Qualification Time: 50 The total time for the qualification
    • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
    • Last Certification: 31/08/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
    Functional Skills Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (3748-03)
    Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

    Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Level 1

    • Accreditation No: 500/9630/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
    • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
    • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
    • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
    • Total Qualification Time: 50 The total time for the qualification
    • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
    • Last Certification: 31/12/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

    Level 2

    At Level 2 there are Functional Skills qualifications in:

    • Mathematics
    • ICT
    • English.

      Sample onscreen assessments
      Please click on the links below to access sample versions of our onscreen-delivered Functional Skills assessments at Level 2. These are designed to help learners and tutors familiarise with the the e-volve environment and should be used in conjunction with the PDF-based samples accessed via the 'Documents' tab above.  

      Please note the latest version of Flash is required to view these assessments. To view in full screen, in each case press F11 once the page has loaded.

      Mathematics:

      English:

                  
                  English Writing Sample 1 New Superstore (with word count functionality added)
                  English Reading Sample 1 Band Manager
                  
                  English Writing Sample 2 Festival (with word count functionality added)
                  English Reading Sample 2 Mobile Phones

                  English Writing Sample 3 Social Media (with word count functionality added)
                  English Reading Sample 3 Social Media
                              
                  English Writing Sample 4 Holiday Rep (with word count functionality added)
                  English Reading Sample 4 Noisy Office
                  
                  English Writing Sample 5 Gaining Experience (with word count functionality added)
                  English Reading Sample 5 Decision Time
                                
                  English Writing Sample 6 Publishing Job (with word count functionality added)

      ICT:

       

      What Careers Can This Lead To?
      Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. 

      Achieving these qualifications should increase candidates’ confidence and motivation, and the skills they gain will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning.
      Functional Skills English (3748-01)
      Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

      Functional Skills qualification in English at Level 2

      • Accreditation No: 500/9318/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
      • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
      • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
      • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
      • Total Qualification Time: 54 The total time for the qualification
      • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
      • Last Certification: 31/08/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
      Functional Skills Mathematics (3748-02)
      Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

      Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics at Level 2

      • Accreditation No: 501/0987/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
      • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
      • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
      • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
      • Total Qualification Time: 54 The total time for the qualification
      • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
      • Last Certification: 31/08/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
      Functional Skills Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (3748-03)
      Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

      Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Level 2

      • Accreditation No: 501/0639/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
      • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
      • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
      • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
      • Total Qualification Time: 54 The total time for the qualification
      • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
      • Last Certification: 31/12/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

      Additional information for centres

      Smart Screen

      SMARTSCREEN IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

      SmartScreen is our online portal for tutor, assessors and learners that provides unit-specific support materials and tutor forums to complement the delivery and learning experience

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      Learning Assistant

      LEARNING ASSISTANT IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

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      Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

      By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

      Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to walled-garden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

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      3748 Entry 1

      Assessment materials

      3748 Entry 2

      Assessment materials

      Sample Assessments English

      3748 Entry 3

      Assessment materials

      3748 Level 1

      Assessment materials

      FS ICT Data Files

      Functional Skills English

      3748 Level 2

      Assessment materials

      FS ICT Data Files

      Functional Skills English

      Additional documents

      Functional Skills Reform