Functional Skills (4748)

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2019
If you're a centre that is currently approved to deliver our legacy Maths and English Functional Skills qualifications (3748), you'll need to apply for fast track approval to deliver our reformed maths and English Functional Skills (4748) qualifications.
You will find the documents you need in a folder on the documents tab, under 'Centre Documents'.

If you do not have approval for City & Guilds’ legacy maths and English Functional Skills (3748) qualifications, you’ll need to apply for approval for the reformed maths and English Functional Skills (4748) qualifications via a Qualification Approval Application (QAP). This must be submitted via the Walled Garden Quality Portal. For more information on this process read our user guide.

Last registration for legacy Functional Skills qualifications in English and Mathematics (3748-01 and 3748-02) will be 31/08/2019
3748 - Functional Skills ICT will continue to remain open to new registrations.

Please ensure that you are kept up to date by signing up for email updates and by visiting our Functional Skills Updates page.

The new Functional Skills qualifications are intended for anyone wishing to develop their maths and English. They focus on both the underpinning skills as well as the ability to apply maths and English to different contexts. 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.

To ensure that you stay up to date with all that happens to our Functional Skills assessments and services, please sign up for email updates so that you can receive this information direct to your inbox.
Samples of our on-screen delivered assessments are stored below under the drop down menu for the appropriate level or can be accessed through OpenAssess, our on-screen practice platform.
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
  • English.
What Careers Can This Lead To?
Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their applied literacy and numeracy.

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 wide range of different settings.

The Entry level qualifications are internally assessed and quality assured. This is also the case for the Speaking, Listening and Communicating component for Functional Skills English at levels 1 and 2

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
  • English.
What Careers Can This Lead To?

Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy and numeracy 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 Entry (4748-01)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

English Entry 1

  • Accreditation No: 603/4913/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: General Education 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: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Functional Skills Maths Entry (4748-03)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Maths Entry 1

  • Accreditation No: 603/4918/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: General Education 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: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Entry 2

At Entry 2 there are Functional Skills qualifications in:

  • Mathematics
  • English.
What Careers Can This Lead To?

Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy and numeracy 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 Entry (4748-01)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

English Entry 2

  • Accreditation No: 603/4914/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: General Education 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: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Functional Skills Maths Entry (4748-03)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Maths Entry 2

  • Accreditation No: 603/4916/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: General Education 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: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Entry 3

At Entry 3 there are Functional Skills qualifications in:

  • Mathematics
  • English.
What Careers Can This Lead To?

Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy and numeracy 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 Entry (4748-01)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

English Entry 3

  • Accreditation No: 603/4915/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: General Education 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: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Functional Skills Maths Entry (4748-03)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Maths Entry 3

  • Accreditation No: 603/4917/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: General Education 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: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1

At Level 1 there are Functional Skills qualifications in:

  • Mathematics
  • 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.  The mark scheme for each sample assessment is available at the back of the relevant pdf of the sample question paper

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.

Level 1 Mathematics - Sample 1

Level 1 Reading - Sample 1

Level 1 Writing - Sample 1

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy and numeracy 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 level (4748-02)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

English Level 1

  • Accreditation No: 603/4646/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: General Education 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: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Functional Skills Maths Level (4748-04)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Maths Level 1

  • Accreditation No: 603/4648/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: General Education 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: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

At Level 2 there are Functional Skills qualifications in:

  • Mathematics
  • 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.  The mark scheme can be found at the back of the relevant pdf of the question paper.

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.

Level 2 Mathematics - Sample 1

Level 2 Reading - Sample 1

Level 2 Writing - Sample 1

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their literacy and numeracy 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 level (4748-02)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

English Level 2

  • Accreditation No: 603/4647/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: General Education 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: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Functional Skills Maths Level (4748-04)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Maths Level 2

  • Accreditation No: 603/4649/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: General Education 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: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 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

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 WalledGarden.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

Assessment Materials

Entry 1

Entry 2

Entry 3