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Alternative English and maths qualifications


Alternative solutions to equip your learners with the vital English and maths skills they need.


 Engaging students who need to complete English and maths qualifications as part of their vocational study can be a challenge. 

At NCFE, we can support you with a range of alternative solutions to help your students achieve in English and maths. We recognise the specific challenges teachers are facing due to disrupted learning, and we want to help you to close the knowledge gap and support students to succeed in these important subjects. 


Whether you need GCSE alternatives or short bespoke interventions, we have the solutions and expertise to help support achievement.


Functional Skills changed my life forever

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Fantastically functional

Our Functional Skills qualifications are the perfect alternatives to GCSE English and maths, with flexible assessment booking and a 6-day turnaround for results.

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Bite-sized learning

Our bite-sized solutions are internally assessed, manageable interventions that support student progression in English and maths and are perfect for alternative provision and SEND.

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Skills Builder from Skills Forward

Skills Builder is a comprehensive eLearning solution that can help you determine your learners’ current level in Functional Skills and GCSE English and maths, so you can set them on the right path from day one!

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Remote invigilation for Functional Skills

Remote invigilation enables your learners to sit their Functional Skills assessments anytime, anywhere – supporting the vital achievement and progression they need and offering you more flexibility. 

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