LEGACY - Functional Skills qualifications (3748)

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2023

Functional Skills ICT 3748-03 will close to new learners and the final registration date for new starts is 31 July 2023.
The final certification date will be 31 July 2024.

We intend to replace this suite of qualifications with our new Digital Functional Skills Qualifications (4748-05 & 4748-06) which are currently undergoing Technical Evaluation by Ofqual. You can find more information about these qualifications on this webpage:  Functional Skills/Digital Functional Skills Qualifications.

A timetable of key dates for the withdrawal of this qualification can be found below:

Deadline

Action

 

31 July 2023

Final registration date for 3748-03 Functional Skills ICT

 

All Levels

21 August 2023

Final booking date for onscreen e-volve In-App assessments

3748-924

3748-925

31 August 2023

Final date for assessments for Level 1 or 2, e-volve In-App assessments

3748-924

3748-925

17 May 2024

Last booking for Level 1 or 2 paper-based ICT assessments

3748-324

3748-325

31 May 2024

Final assessment date for Entry Level ICT assessments

3748-021

3748-022

3748-023

31 May 2024

Final assessment date for Level 1 or 2 paper-based ICT assessments

3748-324

3748-325

21 June 2024

All internal quality assurance and EQA activity for Entry Level Functional Skills ICT complete

 

1 July 2024

Return all completed Level 1 /Level 2 assessment scripts/papers to City & Guilds.

 

29 July 2024

Final date for results entry claims for Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3 Functional Skills ICT

3748-021

3748-022

3748-023

29 July 2024

All results for Functional Skills ICT Level 1 or 2 released by this date

 

 

31 July 2024

Final certification date for Functional Skills ICT

 

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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. These will continue to be available until 31 August 2023, after this date paper-based assessments will be available until 31 May 2024. 
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 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (3748-03)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 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: 31/07/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £15.10 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

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 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (3748-03)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 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: 31/07/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £15.10 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

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 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (3748-03)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 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: 31/07/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £15.10 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 1

At Level 1 there are Functional Skills qualifications in:

  • Mathematics
  • ICT
  • English.

Sample onscreen assessments

The links below are for sample versions of our onscreen-delivered Functional Skills assessments at Level 1. These are designed to help learners and tutors familiarise themselves with the e-volve environment and should be used in conjunction with the PDF-based samples accessed via the 'Documents' tab above.  The mark scheme for each sample assessment is included in the drop-down accordions.

In order to use these sample assessments, the links below should be copied into the SurpassViewer app (see instructions to download the viewer at the top of this page). To view in full screen, in each case press F11 once the page has loaded or select the option in the View menu.

            
            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 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (3748-03)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 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: 31/07/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £19.20 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2

At Level 2 there are Functional Skills qualifications in:

  • Mathematics
  • ICT
  • English.

Sample onscreen assessments

The links below are for sample versions of our onscreen-delivered Functional Skills assessments at Level 1. These are designed to help learners and tutors familiarise themselves with the e-volve environment and should be used in conjunction with the PDF-based samples accessed via the 'Documents' tab above.  The mark scheme for each sample assessment is included in the drop-down accordions.

In order to use these sample assessments, the links below should be copied into the SurpassViewer app (see instructions to download the viewer at the top of this page). To view in full screen, in each case press F11 once the page has loaded or select the option in the View menu.


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 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (3748-03)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 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: 31/07/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £19.20 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

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

Visit Smartscreen.co.uk >

Learning Assistant

LEARNING ASSISTANT IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

Learning Assistant is an innovative and cost effective e-portfolio solution that allows colleges and training providers to dramatically improve the delivery of their vocational qualifications.

Learn more about Learning Assistant >

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.

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

3748 Entry 1

Assessment materials

Live Assessments English

Sample Assessments English

Sample Assessments Maths

3748 Entry 2

Assessment materials

Live Assessments English

Sample Assessments English

Paper based versions

3748 Entry 3

Assessment materials

Live Assessments English

Refreshed Live Assessments ICT

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