Functional Skills

NCFE gives you the choice, flexibility and freedom to deliver Functional Skills in a way that works for you and your learners. Fewer constraints and more support means that offering NCFE Functional Skills can save you both time and money.

Our super-fast service means that we don’t leave you waiting around – you’ll benefit from no marking windows for our Functional Skills assessments as well as results issued in 6 days and certificates issued within 24 hours!

We pride ourselves on giving you and your learners the benefit of greater flexibility. Our online assessment system is completely on-demand, available 24/7. Assessments can even be sat online or offline for your convenience.

With NCFE, you also get free access to ForSkills – with estimated savings of £6000 for your organisation, this saving on top of our other complimentary features makes a substantial contribution to your organisation’s budget!

Other features you’ll receive for no extra cost include:

  • free resits
  • automated feedback
  • Chief Examiner reports
  • quarterly newsletters
  • webinars
  • sample papers
  • resources and support materials
  • support from our dedicated Curriculum team.

We offer Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT from entry level – level 2.

Functional Skills reform

The Functional Skills reform is well underway and the new qualifications will be available for teaching from September 2019. We’re here to support you through the reform to ensure that you’re fully prepared for the curriculum, delivery assessment and more. As well as producing hundreds of learning resources and support materials for the new qualifications, we’re also hosting delivery training events, webinars and offering support visits to help our centres feel prepared and confident in their planning and delivery of the reformed qualifications.

If you’d like to find out more then get in touch – [email protected]

Looking for something?

You’ll find lots of support for pre and post assessment as well as general curriculum and teaching support in our Functional Skills area on QualHub.

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You can get on board with NCFE Functional Skills now, you don't have to wait until the reform. Get in touch and we can guide you through the process!

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Refresh and brush up on your teaching delivery with our fantastic training events. 
They're hosted across the country and are perfect for both delivery staff and heads of departments.

Functional Skills events


We'd love to keep you up to date with the latest reform developments and news including what NCFE has on offer to support you - just tell us you're interested via the 'updates' button below.