further education banner

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

27 September 2022 at 15:00 – Come and hear about our digital resources for Functional Skills with a focus on Initial Assessments and Diagnostic packages

Register now

27 October 2022 at 15:00 – Join us for a walk through the exam administration journey from booking to results release. This session will be useful to both exams teams and practitioners.

Register now

14 November 2022 at 15:30 – Using developmental maths and English qualifications. Using bite-sized maths and English units is a great way to develop skills and boost learner confidence, come and hear how to use our 3847 qualifications alongside Functional Skills.

Register now

1 December 2022 at 10:00 – The second in a series of webinars about our digital resources for Functional Skills. In this session we will be exploring the teaching and learning resources that are available in the platform and how to add your own materials.

Registration now


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 session on Friday 7 October 2022 at 11:00

Register for the session on Friday 4 November 2022 at 11:00

Register for the session on Thursday 1 December 2022 at 11:30

Online Connect-Share-Network sessions

Functional Skills English

Our virtual network sessions bring practitioners together to explore the delivery of Functional Skills English qualifications and share good practice and resources.

The next network opportunities are as follows:

Functional Skills Speaking, Listening & Communicating connect and share session on 27 October 2022 at 09:30.

Register your place today

Functional Skills Reading & Writing connect and share session on 10 November 2022 at 15:00.

Register your place 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 29 September 2022 at 15:00.

Register for the Functional Skills Mathematics session

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 will take place in the autumn. Registration details will be available here once a specific date and time have been confirmed.  

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.

The next session takes place on Monday 21 November 2022 at 15:00

Register for the Essential Skills Wales session

Essential Skills Northern Ireland – termly check-in 

A regular space for tutors and co-ordinators of Essential Skills in Northern Ireland (4800) to meet up, touch base, share news and good practice. The next session will take place on 12 December 2022 at 15:00.

Register for the Essential Skills Northern Ireland session 

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.

Details of the next session will be available shortly tbc.

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. 

30 November 2022 09:30-12:30 – Yorkshire (C&G Wakefield Office)

Register your place today

13 December 2022 09:30-12:30 – London (C&G London Office)

Register your place today

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. 

30 November 2022 13:00–16:00 – Yorkshire (C&G Wakefield Office)

Register your place today

13 December 2022 13:00–16:00 – London (C&G London Office)

Register your place today

ESOL Skills for Life (4692)

We are looking forward to returning to face to face networks for our centres delivering ESOL Skills for Life. These interactive sessions are an opportunity to share good practice and ideas with fellow practitioners and teachers.

Dates and venues for ESOL networks will be added here shortly.