Fantastically Functional

NCFE’s reformed Functional Skills qualifications


Choose NCFE for reformed Functional Skills


Now available for registrations.


NCFE customers benefit from exceptional support. We can guide you through the transition of the reform with our dedicated English and maths curriculum experts, support materials and training events!

We want to offer you the best support and service possible, which is why we’re providing you with lots of great features for the new Functional Skills qualifications, including:

  • a 6 working day turnaround* for online assessment results.
  • on-demand online assessment available 24/7.
  • a free resit option.
  • automatic approval for the qualifications if you’re already approved with us, meaning no hassle!
  • an enhanced level of feedback available for learners, including free automated feedback for online English and maths assessments.
  • support from our in-house Curriculum team – English and maths teachers who are on hand to guide through delivery and answer questions.
  • a large number of interactive learning resources, suitable for both classroom and workplace learning.
  • certificates processed within one working day.
  • an exclusive discount to elearning platform, Skills Forward.

And more!

Take a look at the qualification pages for the reformed Functional Skills

Our new qualifications are now available for registrations on the portal. Take a look at the draft support materials, including schemes of work and more, to help you teach and deliver.

NCFE Entry Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in English
NCFE Entry Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification in English
NCFE Entry Level 3 Functional Skills Qualification in English
NCFE Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in English
NCFE Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification in English

NCFE Entry Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics
NCFE Entry Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics
NCFE Entry Level 3 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics
NCFE Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics
NCFE Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics

Assessments will be live for booking shortly, we will update you with the date in the upcoming weeks.

To find out more, get in touch – [email protected]
*from Spring 2020


If you'd like to find out more about offering NCFE's Functional Skills qualifications in your organisation complete our quick form and we'll be in touch.

Sample papers

Take a look at our sample assessment papers for the reformed qualifications.

Sample papers

Delivery days

Our training days help prepare staff to deliver Functional Skills qualifications. The training days are a great chance to meet with subject experts and like-minded practitioners to expand on current knowledge and understanding of the qualifications.
Find out more

Mapping documents

We’re produced some useful mapping documents to help illustrate how the current Functional Skills content translates to the reformed qualifications.
Mapping documents

For a quick overview of the qualifications and their facts and figures, take a look at our fact sheets!



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