Support from ForSkills

ForSkills are a well-established e-learning business offering a complete range of diagnostic assessments and learning resources for Functional Skills to many of the best known training organisations in the country.

By gaining approval for Functional Skills with NCFE, we can provide you with FREE access to a range of ForSkills resources:

Initial assessment and diagnostic tool

ForSkills’ initial assessment and diagnostic tool is available both on and offline to offer truly flexible and interactive testing, from Entry Level to Level 2 in all subjects.

By using their fully adaptive initial assessment and diagnostic software, you’ll be ensuring your learners are learning Functional Skills at a level appropriate to them. Automatic signposting to the interactive learning resources will provide targeted teaching for each learner to address any skills gaps detected by the assessment process.

E-portfolio system

Cited as being an excellent tracking tool by Ofsted and mapped against the Functional Skills qualification criteria, the ForSkills’ Skills Portfolio can perform real-time tracking and reporting of a learner’s progress, flag up a learner’s work when it’s ready for review, run management reports, provide feedback on the progress a learner is making, and most importantly, provide a repository for storing and recording evidence of delivery of learning.

Online management tool

This powerful tool is designed to store, update and manage a learner’s Individual Skills Plan (e-ISP). The e-ISP forms a key part of the learning experience and can be used to set targets, record learner reviews, track students’ performance and record evidence of achievement - helping to support every learner on their route to achieving their qualifications.

Please note: These resources are free of charge and whilst you don't need to have registered learners before ordering, we would like you to have registered your learners within 3 months or we will charge you a fee of £5 per credit.

So how does my centre get access to ForSkills through NCFE?

If you are an approved NCFE Functional Skills centre your programme contact will have received an email from ForSkills informing them of their log in details and a summary of the system. If you have not received this email or the programme contact has changed please contact your Customer Support Assistant and they will be able to assist you.

If you have not yet signed up to NCFE’s Functional Skills qualifications you will receive your ForSkills approval email and log in details once you apply for approval to run our Functional Skills qualifications.



We reserve the right to:

1. Withdraw the service from customers who use the ForSkills package but don’t register any Functional Skills learners with NCFE. In this instance we will also charge you a rate of £5 per credit used. You won’t be charged if you don’t use any of the initial credits issued.

2. Vary the number of credits issued per licence.

3. Remove or amend the free service provided by ForSkills.

Non-NCFE customers or those customers who wish to use the ForSkills service without registering learners with NCFE can purchase the ForSkills service direct from ForSkills. Visit for more information.