English


English skills are a fundamental part of everyday life, as they help people to successfully engage and communicate with those around them, whether that’s in a social, professional or learning environment. So no matter what a learner’s future goals are, literacy and English skills will ensure they succeed.

NCFE has a variety of solutions to boost learners’ English skills and set them up for their future.


Functional Skills English

Available from entry level to level 2, our Functional Skills qualifications are a great option for a range of learners whether they want to go on to further study or the workplace.

Your learners will build confidence and fluency in English, and build a foundation for their future progression.

Benefits include:

  • a 6 working day turnaround* for online assessment results.
  • on-demand online assessment available 24/7.
  • a free resit option.
  • automatic approval for the qualifications if you’re already approved with us, meaning no hassle!
  • an enhanced level of feedback available for learners, including free automated feedback for online assessments.
  • support from our in-house Curriculum team – English teachers who are on hand to guide you through delivery and answer questions.
  • a large number of interactive learning resources, suitable for both classroom and workplace learning.
  • certificates processed within one working day.
  • an exclusive discount to the eLearning platform, Skills Forward.
  • And more!

*from Spring 2020

For a quick overview of the qualifications and their facts and figures, take a look at our fact sheets!


To find out more about Functional Skills, complete the enquiry form on this page or email: [email protected]


Bite-sized English

Offer personal intervention for your learners with our bite-sized units in English and help boost their confidence and achievement.

Build a flexible learning programme for your learners and you’ll benefit from:

  • content that is practical in nature
  • the ability to mix and match from a huge range of units
  • no external assessment
  • high-quality resources
  • exemplar assessment papers
  • low administration.

To find out more about bite-sized English, complete the enquiry form on this page or email: [email protected]

Enquire today

NCFE Functional Skills have given me both the confidence and the practical English and maths skills that I need to progress into a career as a sports coach.
The organisation is continually improving its service offer, for example with the implementation of the six-day turnaround of results, which was a bonus for us. This fast turnaround has made it a lot easier for us to keep on track, especially during busy exam periods when we would previously have had a sudden influx of 30 or 40 results, so we’ve been particularly pleased about this aspect of working with NCFE.

Explore our bite-sized english units

Bite-sized English units

You can offer specific targeted intervention for your learners with our bite-sized units.