Fantastically Functional

The perfect alternative for English and maths.

Alternative qualifications are vital to ensure that everyone has access to success.

Functional Skills qualifications give organisations the option to offer GCSE alternatives to their learners, enabling them to progress in learning, life and their careers.

Reformed and redeveloped in 2019, these up to date qualifications give learners practical, functional and indispensable skills.

For the latest information on Functional Skills qualifications in relation to adaptations and changes due to Covid-19, please visit our dedicated webpage.


Features and benefits of our Functional Skills package include:

  • the fastest online results release in the sector (6 working days!)
  • online assessment available on-demand, 24/7
  • free resit option
  • free automated feedback for online English and maths assessment
  • a large number of interactive learning resources, suitable for both classroom and workplace learning
  • a host of sample papers and past live papers, complete with accompanying Chief Examiner Reports.

Our centres also receive support from our in-house Curriculum team who will be delivering CPD sessions, webinars and events throughout the session to support teachers in their English and maths delivery.


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.

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