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Maths and English support

Maths, English, ESOL and Employability 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

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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

Find out more about 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.

Visit our Events and Webinars page to see the date of the next session and book your place.

Maths, English and ESOL funding guides (England)

We’ve produced a set of funding guides listing every City & Guilds maths, English and ESOL qualification and unit that is eligible for public funding in England. There are two documents: one covering 16+ study programmes, the other covering adult skills.

To make it easier to confirm the status of any qualification or unit you plan to deliver, in each case we’ve included links to the relevant Find a Learning Aim (FaLA) listing.

Access our maths, English and ESOL funding guides

Digital resources for learners and tutors

Digital resources to support your Maths and English delivery

From our e-Functional Skills Reloaded 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.

April 2022

Digital resources to support delivery – watch the recording

Digital resources to support delivery – download the slides (PDF)

January 2022

Digital resources to support delivery – watch the recording

Digital resources to support delivery – download the slides (PDF)

September 2021

Digital resources to support delivery – watch the recording

Digital resources to support delivery – download the slides (PDF)

July 2021

Digital resources to support delivery – watch the recording

Digital resources to support delivery – download the slides (PDF)

e-Functional Skills

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.

Connect-Share-Networks

A space for teachers/tutors and co-ordinators of Functional Skills qualifications with City & Guilds 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. 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.

Our networks are a space for teachers/tutors/practitioners and co-ordinators of City & Guilds pre-employment qualifications, 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. They’re facilitated by one of our Maths and English Technical Advisors, but they are not 'training' sessions – more a chance to share good practice and learn from each other.

To view the range of networks and the next date available and to book your place, please visit our Events and Webinars page.

Functional Skills webinars

We have changed the format of our monthly webinars to provide a session which focuses on Functional Skills with the latest news or updates. We will be advertising these sessions with an email alert which contains the date and time with a registration link, alternatively you can visit our Events and Webinars page and register for this or any of our centre webinars.

Recordings and slides from 2021-22 webinars

Watch all the webinars in our #CGMathsEnglish webinar series.

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

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


January 2022

Keeping afloat - watch the recording (YouTube)

Keeping afloat - download the slides (PDF)

December 2021

Website walkthrough - watch the recording (YouTube)

Website walkthrough - download the slides (PDF)

November 2021

It’s all about the support - watch the recording (YouTube)

It’s all about the support - download the slides (PDF)

October 2021

Welcome back - watch the recording (YouTube)

Welcome back - download the slides (PDF)