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Functional Skills Events, webinars and networks

Events, Webinars and Networks for Functional Skills maths, English ESOL and Employability qualifications

You can find details of all our details and confirmed dates for all of our webinars, networks and events below.

Supporting your Functional Skills success

We run free webinars and networks throughout the year to ensure our centres are supported at every stage of their Functional Skills delivery, from on-boarding, curriculum planning through to ongoing delivery.

Functional Skills webinars

Join us for our next Functional Skills webinar on 26 April 2022 at 15.00 where we will be exploring the digital tools and resources City & Guilds has to support you with Functional Skills success.

From our e-Functional Skills learning platform to SmartScreen, we have a range of digital resources which will support your blended delivery and help you give your learners an independent learning experience.

This webinar will:

  • guide you through how to plan your delivery
  • show you how you can devise individual learning plans for either face to face, virtual or blended delivery
  • show you how you can prepare learners for testing, including mock tests, and sample papers.

Whatever resources or support you need, we’ll walk you through how to use them.

Watch our webinar to discover how our digital resources can support your blended maths and English delivery.

Register today

Recordings and slide decks from our previous webinars can be found on the Resource Hub.

New to working with us

New to Functional Skills, new to working with City & Guilds, new to our bite-sized maths and English qualifications, or to our ESOL qualifications?

Each month we run a short introductory webinar where we go through the fundamentals if you're delivering any of our maths, English or ESOL qualifications in England: where to find key documents, how assessments can be accessed/booked, the teaching/learning resources we offer, our practice-sharing networks, details of our regular series of update webinars, etc.

Facilitated by one of our Maths and English Technical Advisors, it's a safe environment where you're free to ask questions and confirm your understanding. It's also a chance to network with others with similar experiences.

Please book onto a session – and please share the registration details with others within your organisation who might also benefit from attending.

Register for the Tuesday 19 April 2022 session at 14.00

Online Connect-Share-Network sessions

Functional Skills English

Join us for a session about Functional Skills Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communicating (4748). This two-hour session brings practitioners together to explore the delivery of Functional Skills English qualifications and share good practice and resources.

The next session takes place on 8 June 2022 at 10:00.

Register for the Functional Skills English session today

Functional Skills Mathematics

The network session for Functional Skills Mathematics (4748) practitioners is a space for individuals involved in delivery of the qualification to meet to share ideas and good practice relating to the teaching and learning for the subject.

The next session takes place on 17 June 2022 at 10:00.

Register for the Functional Skills Mathematics session today

Bite-sized’ maths and English qualifications

A space for teachers/tutors and co-ordinators currently delivering City & Guilds’ English/Mathematics Skills (3847) qualifications and units in England to network, share insights and reflect on their experiences.

The next session takes place on 13 May 2022 at 10.00.

Register for the Bite-sized maths and English 13 May session today

If you’re not currently delivering English/Mathematics Skills (3847), please note we’re also holding a showcase webinar where we’ll outline the purpose and structure of these qualifications and units, along with how they might be used to build learners’ confidence and support in-year progression towards Functional Skills or GCSE.

This session takes place on 6 May 2022 at 10.00.

Register for the Bite-sized English and maths 6 May session today

Essential Skills Wales – monthly check-in

A regular space for tutors and co-ordinators of Essential Skills Wales (3868) and Essential Skills for Work and Life (3846) to meet up, touch base, share news and good practice. These sessions normally take place on the second Monday of each month.

The next session takes place on 09 May 2022 at 16.00.

Register for the Essential Skills Wales session today

Essential Skills Northern Ireland – termly check-in

A space for tutors and co-ordinators of Essential Skills NI qualifications (4800) with City & Guilds to meet up, touch base, share news and good practice. These sessions normally take place once a term.

The next session takes place on 6 May 2022 at 13.00.

Register for the Essential Skills Northern Ireland session today

ESOL Skills for Life

This session is a space for teachers/tutors and co-ordinators delivering ESOL Skills for Life (4692) qualifications, in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, to network, share insights and reflect on their experiences.

Each of these sessions has a maximum of 20 attendees, so there’s plenty of opportunity to talk about your ideas, resources, successes and challenges.

The next session takes place on 28 April 2022 at 10.30.

Register for the ESOL Skills for Life session today

Employability Skills

A session for practitioners delivering Employability Skills and Personal/Social Skills (5546) qualifications in England, Northern Ireland and Wales to network, and to share resources and ideas
The session is facilitated by one of our Technical Advisors, but it's not a 'training' session – more a chance to learn from each other.

Details of the next session will be available shortly tbc.

Face to Face Connect-Share-Network sessions

Functional Skills English

Welcome back to our face to face regional events. Join us for an interactive session which covers Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills English, looking at Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communicating. Bring your ideas and share your experiences with other people who are delivering Functional Skills English. 

Upcoming events:

C&G/ILM Offices Burntwood, near Litchfield 10 May 2022 9:30 – 12:00
C&G Offices Warrington 18 May 2022 9:30 – 12:00
C&G Offices Wakefield 14 June 2022 9:30 – 12:00
New College Durham 15 June 2022 9:30 – 12:00

Functional Skills Mathematics

Welcome back to our face to face regional events. Join us for an interactive session which covers Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics. Bring your ideas, resources and be ready to share your experiences with other people who are delivering Functional Skills Mathematics. 

Upcoming events:

C&G/ILM Offices Burntwood, near Litchfield 10 May 2022 13:00 – 15:30
C&G Offices Warrington 18 May 2022 13:00 – 15:30
C&G Offices Wakefield 14 June 2022 13:00 – 15:30
New College Durham 15 June 2022 13:00 – 15:30

Register now to book your place at our Face to Face Connect-Share-Network event: