Functional Skills

for Colleges

NCFE Functional Skills qualifications are fully equipped to support teaching as well as learner success and progression. We offer Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT from entry level – level 2 which gives your learners a clear route of progression for their learning.

We pride ourselves on giving you the support you need to deliver Functional Skills qualifications successfully. We have a Curriculum team on hand to offer you advice – as an NCFE centre you’ll be eligible to attend their dedicated support webinars and events, both of which are highly rated by delegates.

NCFE Functional Skills are also packed with free features for you and your learners including:

  • access to ForSkills
  • free resits (one free resit per learner, per functional skills qualification)
  • automated feedback
  • Chief Examiner reports
  • quarterly newsletters
  • webinars
  • sample papers
  • resources and support materials.

With NCFE, you also benefit from a super-fast service which includes no marking windows for our Functional Skills assessments as well as results issued in 6 days and certificates issued within 24 hours!

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 new 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.

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Case Studies 

Hampshire County Council

 “While I was not in post when we chose to work with NCFE – more than ten years ago – I’m aware that one of the reasons the decision was made was due to NCFE’s focus on customer service and friendly approach, and they have certainly delivered. They have been a pleasure to work with over the years.

“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.”

Matt Herbert, Quality Support Officer