functional skills support

Maths and English support

Maths and English resource hub

Welcome to the maths and English resource hub, here you will find information about digital teaching and learning support resources, brochures, videos, delivery guides and admin support.

Deliver Functional Skills (4748) in 10 easy steps


This guide is designed to get you quickly up to speed in delivering City & Guilds Functional Skills (4748) qualifications. It covers:

• how to navigate the website
• access all of the key information
• utilise the guidance we offer

Go to Functional Skills >

Download the 10 Step Guide >

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.

Register today

Please only book onto one of these sessions - although you're welcome to share the registration details with others within your organisation who might also benefit from attending.

Digital resources for learners and tutors

e-Functional Skills Reloaded

A digital solution that fully compliments our new Reformed Functional Skills (4748), all the content is mapped to our qualification offer. Supporting in guiding learners from Initial Assessment and Diagnostic Testing all the way through to being exam ready, covering English, Maths and ICT from Entry 3 to Level 2.

SmartScreen

SmartScreen is the City & Guilds tutor and learner support website. It supports learners, tutors and assessors by providing specific support materials for City & Guilds' qualifications.

 

SmartScreen Maths And English show reel >

SmartScreen Maths and English Walkthrough >

For more information please visit our SmartScreen page.

Journey 2 English

We have partnered with Klik2Learn to offer Journey 2 English, a digital course for intermediate learners of English. It is aligned to City & Guilds ESOL Skills for Life (4692) qualification and available through our SmartScreen platform at a per-learner licencing model.

For a limited time until September, this product is available free to support teachers and learners managing remote delivery

 

Complete maths and English offer

Functional Skills exam change notification forms

Exam changes

You will need to notify us of any changes to the date, time and/or location of scheduled exam bookings by completing this online form.

Invigilation exceptions

Should you need to apply for an invigilation exception, you will need to complete this online form.

CPD training

Visit our dedicated CPD training page for more information.

Maths and English practice-sharing networks

A space for teachers/tutors and co-ordinators of maths, English and ESOL qualifications with City & Guilds to network, share insights and reflect on their experiences.

Each of these networks has a maximum of 20 attendees, so there’s plenty of opportunity to talk about your ideas, resources, successes and challenges. They’re facilitated by one of our Maths and English Technical Advisors, but it's not a 'training' session – more a chance to learn from each other.

We’re currently offering practice-sharing networks focused on the following topic areas (click on the registration link in each case for details of available dates):

Functional Skills Mathematics

Functional Skills English

Functional Skills English (Speaking, Listening and Communicating)

Materials from recent practice-sharing networks

Where applicable, slides from recent practice-sharing networks are available here:

FS Mathematics network slides 2020-21

FS English network slides 2020-21

Sign up for our monthly maths and English webinar updates

Our regular #CGMathsEnglish webinar updates provide three opportunities each month for maths and English practitioners and managers in England to join us live for an update and Q&A.

Depending on your preferred timeslot, you can sign up for any of the following

(NB: The content of all three sessions will be the same each month, so registrants only need to sign up once):

Tuesday mornings (normally the last Tuesday of each month):
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Wednesday afternoons (normally the third Wednesday of each month):
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Thursday mornings (normally the second Thursday of each month):
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Webinar series from October 2020 – Slides and recordings

Watch all the webinars in our #CGMathsEnglish webinar series.

Here you can find recorded content and slides from each of our monthly #CGMathsEnglish update webinars. These will normally be added once the last of the three live sessions each month has taken place.

To register for one of the live monthly webinar slots please see ‘Sign up for our monthly maths and English webinar updates’, above.


November 2020

Thinking on our feet – watch the recording (YouTube)

Thinking on our feet – download the slides (PDF)


October 2020

Moving forward – watch the recording (YouTube)

Moving forward – download the slides (PDF)

Previous webinar updates – 2019-20

Watch all the webinars in our #CGMathsEnglish webinar series.

Here you can find recorded content and slides from each of our #CGMathsEnglish update webinars for the year up to July 2020.

To register for one of our current live monthly webinar slots please see ‘Sign up for our monthly maths and English webinar updates’, above.


July 2020

What is the New Normal? – watch the webinar recording (YouTube)

What is the New Normal? – download the slides (PDF)


June 2020

Mitigation and beyond – watch the webinar recording (YouTube)

Mitigation and beyond – download the slides (PDF)

17 June – Maths and English Covid-19 update – watch the webinar recording (YouTube)

17 June – Maths and English Covid-19 update – download the slides (PDF)

10 June – Maths and English Covid-19 update – watch the webinar recording (YouTube)

10 June – Maths and English Covid-19 update – download the slides (PDF)


May 2020

Supporting you through Covid-19 – watch the webinar recording (YouTube)

Supporting you through Covid-19 – download the slides (PDF)


April 2020

Situation and Support – watch the webinar recording (YouTube)

Situation and Support – download the slides (PDF)


March 2020

Covid-19 Impact – watch the webinar recording (YouTube)

Covid-19 Impact – download the slides (PDF)


February 2020

OpenAssess – watch the webinar recording (YouTube)

OpenAssess – download the slides (PDF)


January 2020

Funding myths and opportunities – watch the webinar recording (YouTube)

Funding myths and opportunities – download the slides (PDF)

Pre-launch taster 1

Functional Skills reforms Go Live – watch the webinar recording (YouTube)

Functional Skills reforms Go Live – download the slides (PDF)

Pre-launch taster 2

FS English Speaking, Listening and Communicating – watch the webinar recording (YouTube)

FS English Speaking, Listening and Communicating – download the slides (PDF)


Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we will be providing  additional webinars to support you through these unprecedented times.

Employability & Maths and English – 17.06.2020

View the webinar recording


Essential Skills Wales – 04.06.2020

View the webinar recording


ESOL – 05.06.2020

Download the webinar recording

Maths and English #TeachMeets

The current COVID-19 crisis has prompted lots of fresh thinking about how maths and English can be delivered remotely. These TeachMeet sessions are an opportunity for practitioners (teachers, tutors, assessors, managers...) to showcase some of the ideas they've had, approaches they've tried out, things they've thought about doing, or difficulties/successes they might have encountered.

The focus is purely on maths and English teaching and learning - and is not qualification-specific. There will be a series of contributors during each session – each with a maximum of 5 minutes to share their good practice ideas, practical innovations and personal insights. 

We will be restarting the TeachMeets soon, in the meantime, if you'd like to volunteer for one of the contributor slots, please indicate this when you sign up, or email us – pre-employment@cityandguilds.com (NB: we're happy for contributors to be anonymous - in case you're worried about letting on which organisation you're from).

Functional Skills reform webinar series 2018-19