Learning Resources

NCFE’s wide range of FREE learning resources can be instantly downloaded so you can start using them straight away.

ForSkills

ForSkills is an NCFE owned company, so because of that, all NCFE Centres get free access to the platform! This means you can complete initial assessments, diagnostics and have access to a full suite of online learning resources to support your learners at the level they require.

ForSkills have lots of free resources and video tutorials available for maths, English and ICT on ForSkills YouTube channel.

For more information on how ForSkills can support your delivery, visit our dedicated ForSkills page

Sample Papers

Our sample assessments are designed to give you an indication of how our live assessment materials look. They also give your learners the opportunity to practice sitting a Functional Skills assessment.

Please note that because our live assessments are from a set, they cannot, and must not, be kept for revision purposes; and must only be seen by the learner sitting the live assessment. The sample assessments below are the only papers that should be used for learners to practice and prepare for their live assessments.

NCFE creates one set of papers for both online and paper based assessments to ensure comparability between the 2 formats. You’ll find the mark schemes for the papers in the paper based sample folders and these are applicable for the online sample paper too. Once you’ve selected ‘Finish’ you aren’t able to go back to the online sample paper and you should advise your learner to leave the assessment open so that you can mark it. We recommend using the paper based sample papers for assessment purposes and the online assessment papers for functionality and familiarity purposes.

Our sample papers can be downloaded from the table below. The first set of papers are our online web based packaged assessments, we currently have one packaged exam for each level, however if you wish to sit more you can book online tests though our online assessment system.

Online Sample Papers

English Sample Papers
English Reading Level 1
English Writing Level 1
English Reading Level 2
English Writing Level 2
Maths Sample Papers
Maths Level 1
Maths Level 2
ICT Sample Papers
ICT Level 1
ICT Level 2

Paper based sample papers

English sample papers Maths sample papers ICT sample papers

Entry Level 1

Entry Level 1

Entry Level 1

Entry Level 2

Entry Level 2

Entry Level 2

Entry Level 3

Entry Level 3

Entry Level 3

Level 1

Level 1

Level 1

Level 2

Level 2

Level 2

Qualification Support Packs (QSPs)

Our qualification support packs provide examples of how to prepare for delivering our qualifications, and include templates which can be adapted by you for different delivery contexts and circumstances.

QSPs are broken down in to 3 sections:

  • schemes of work
  • supporting documentation
  • guides to best practice

Click on the relevant level below to download your Qualification Support Pack.

English Maths ICT
Entry Level 1 Entry Level 1 Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2 Entry Level 2 Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3 Entry Level 3 Entry Level 3
Level 1 Level 1 Level 1
Level 2 Level 2 Level 2

Alternatively, to download all levels for each qualification, use the below links

English

Maths

ICT

Exemplar Materials

NCFE have created a free resource to support both your delivery team and your learners’ knowledge around external assessments.

These materials have been created by our team of examiners using real life responses from retire external assessment papers. Their aim is to show how marks are applied to a range of questions and identifying why learners gain marks and common areas where they fail to pick up mark.

Access our Exemplar materials now

Support from Oxford University Press

We’ve teamed up with Oxford University Press, a leading educational publisher and provider of Functional Skills learning resources.

Oxford University Press have a range of free Functional Skills resources available In addition to these, all NCFE customers receive 50% off all Oxford University Press Functional Skills resources.

For more information on the workbooks, please click on the link in the table below

For more information on the workbooks please click on the links in the below table:

Intermediate Health & Social Care Workbook

RRP

NCFE

Functional Skills Workbook - Maths

£8.50

£4.25

Functional Skills Workbook - English

£8.50

£4.25

Advanced Health & Social Care Workbook

RRP

NCFE

Functional Skills Workbook – Maths

£8.50

£4.25

Functional Skills Workbook - English

£8.50

£4.25

Intermediate Childcare Workbook

RRP

NCFE

Functional Skills Workbook - Maths

£8.50

£4.25

Functional Skills Workbook – English

£8.50

£4.25

Advanced Childcare Workbook

RRP 

NCFE

Functional Skills Workbook – Maths

£8.50

£4.25

Functional Skills Workbook - English

£8.50

£4.25

To get your full package of resources, simply visit the OUP – Secondary and Vocational website, complete an order form using the promotional codes available from your dedicated CSA and email this to [email protected] Once you’ve ordered your resources, they will be sent directly to you.

If you’re not already approved for the above qualifications, but would like further information, please contact your local Business Development representative who’ll be more than happy to help

Please Note: This offer is only available to NCFE Centres with learners registered on NCFE qualifications, or centres intending to register learners on these qualifications within 3 months