Support Materials

We have tons of free resources to help in your delivery of our Functional Skills qualifications. These materials are for use by both the Assessors and the Learners.

Free chief examiner reports

We publish marking window reports for each Functional Skills subject every 8 weeks. The Chief Examiner provides details on the positives and negatives of each marking window to guide you to areas that are doing well and not so well. These are generic reports but give you a good indication of areas to concentrate on and, alongside your free ForSkills materials, should help you identify where learners need support.

Chief Examiner Reports for English

Chief Examiner Reports for Maths

Chief Examiner Reports for ICT

Top Exam Tips

To support our centres to prepare their learners for Functional Skills external assessments NCFE have produced some top exam tips for you.

These have been compiled by our Chief Examiners and provide useful exam tips for you to pass on to your learners. The tips are a great companion for the online tutorials and Chief Examiner Reports that we also provide.

[icon]Top exam tips - Maths

This document provides you with some tips to help your learners ace their maths exam!

[icon]Top exam tips - ICT

This document provides you with some tips to help your learners ace their ICT exam!

[icon]Top exam tips - English Reading

This document provides you with some tips to help your learners ace their English Reading exam!

[icon]Top exam tips - English Writing

This document provides you with some tips to help your learners ace their English Writing exam!

Online Tutorials for Functional Skills

NCFE Functional Skills are online, on-demand and supported by high quality customer service. Here's everything you need to know about why NCFE's Functional Skills are top of the class - but don't take our word for it, here's what some of our customers think of NCFE Functional Skills...

Running a Functional Skills External Assessment

To support your team of Invigilators we have created this short video showing you how our Functional Skills external assessments must be run. For full guidance and instructions you must refer to the Regulations for the Conduct of External Assessment however this video gives you a visual experience.

Amplification Guides

Our Amplification Guides are perfect for centres that are up-skilling their vocational staff and assessors to support the delivery of Functional Skills and also for subject specialists looking for practical examples of how to explain the application of Functional Skills.