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Functional Skills Maths, English and ICT

Functional Skills qualifications

Supporting your Functional Skills journey to success

We’ve been offering qualifications in maths, English and ICT for close to 50 years with the aim of helping young people and adults succeed in all that they choose to do in work and life.

Our Functional Skills maths and English qualifications, are designed to help learners of all ages and levels, supporting them to develop and demonstrate the practical skills needed in real-life situations confidently.


Why Functional Skills matter?

As we emerge from the pandemic, we are already starting to see a higher take-up of our Apprenticeships and Adult Education programmes. This leads to the need for further development in both basic and flexible functional skills in English and Maths from Entry level up to Level 2, where valuable skills for work and life are needed now more than ever.


Why choose City & Guilds for Functional Skills?

  • Flexible new assessments at 5 Levels – Entry Level 1 to Level 2 available on demand.
  • English and Mathematics Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills exams available on demand, on paper and on screen.
  • Digital teaching and learning support resources mapped to the qualification: 
    - e-Functional Skills: supports learners from Initial assessment right through to being exam ready. 
    - SmartScreen: supports tutors delivering Functional Skills.
  • Two points of registration for English and Mathematics – Entry Levels and Levels 1 and 2 4748-02.
  • Online sample practice tests on Open Assess - an open version of e-volve, our online test platform. Open Assess replicates real test environment.
  • Improved assessment feedback.

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Discover more from Functional Skills

We’re proud to support Level 2 and Level 3 apprentices, helping them ‘get to gateway’ and feel confident in their work. 

See how we can support apprentices with Functional Skills

We have a range of resources to support you from planning and delivery right through to assessment.                                                                                          

Explore our range of resources

Hear first-hand from tutors, teachers and learners who have achieved Functional Skills success.                                                                                                   

Find out what it means to them

Functional Skills, Employability and work preparation can usually be funded through AEB.                                               

Learn about the funding rules available

We offer a range of webinars and networks to support your Functional Skills delivery, whether online, classroom-based or blended.                   

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From assessment support to exam preparation, learn more about our tailored free tutor support and guidance from our subject experts.                   

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Helping learners progress with their next steps in study or into work.                                                                                                                                                     

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A range of digital resources to support your blended delivery, from e-Functional Skills, to SmartScreen and Open Assess.                                                   

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Help your learners celebrate their success with our Functional Skills digital credentials.                                                                                                                     

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