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Functional Skills Maths, English and Digital

Functional Skills

Delivering Functional Skills qualifications for maths, English and digital

Our Functional Skills qualifications for maths, English and digital are designed for learners at college, on adult learning programmes, and for those working towards apprenticeships. 

They provide learners with the essential skills to navigate real-life situations, support future employment opportunities, and further their studies confidently and successfully.

Why choose City & Guilds for Functional Skills?

City & Guilds Functional Skills qualifications are available across five levels (entry 1 to level 2) for maths and English and at two levels (entry 3 and level 1) for digital skills. We offer flexible assessment types to support various learning routes and progression pathways, as well as a range of digital resources to help learners succeed.

Here are some of the benefits of delivering City & Guilds Functional Skills: 

  • Access to extensive digital teaching and learning resources as well as expert technical advisors to support with delivery
  • Access to online sample practice tests set in a real test environment using the e-volve practice test platform, Open Assess
  • Book on-demand tests without the need to wait for exam windows
  • Options for paper-based or online tests for English and maths 
  • Online tests available for digital skills 
  • Assessment feedback to help your learners progress and develop

Functional Skills Maths

The Functional Skills Maths (4748) covers entry levels 1-3, and levels 1 and 2. These qualifications are suitable for all ages and cover content areas such as:

  • using numbers and the number system;
  • using common measures, shapes, and space;
  • handling data and information.
  • Learners will need to demonstrate mathematical knowledge and skills and apply this to solve mathematical problems. 

This qualification is designed to provide a foundation for employment and continued studies.

Functional Skills English

The Functional Skills 4748 English qualification at entry levels 1-3, and levels 1 and 2 will demonstrate the learner's ability to read, write, speak, listen, and communicate in English at an appropriate level, and to apply the knowledge and skills to real-life situations.

This qualification is designed to provide a foundation for employment and continued studies.

Digital Functional Skills

City & Guilds’ Digital Functional Skills Qualifications (DFSQs) are open for registrations.

Available at entry level 3 and level 1, these qualifications replace the existing Functional Skills ICT qualifications and are the newly funded offer in the digital space at level 1 and below. For more information visit our Digital Functional Skills page.

Our Functional Skills qualifications have been developed in collaboration with employers, training providers, teachers, and subject matter experts and are available in England.

Visit our Functional Skills page to learn more about delivering our qualifications. Here you’ll find centre documents, such as qualification handbooks, assessment materials, assessor guides and guidance for delivery

Discover more from Functional Skills

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

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Functional Skills for Apprenticeships

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

See how we can support apprentices with Functional Skills

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

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

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Interested in delivering Functional Skills qualifications with us?

If you would like to deliver Functional Skills with City & Guilds, learn more about offering our qualifications and how to apply here.