Functional Skills

for Training Providers

Don’t forget!

Registrations on the current Functional Skills qualifications close on 31 August 2019 and learners need to complete the qualification by 31 August 2020. Registrations on the new qualifications will start from1 September 2019.

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]

Functional Skills Qualifications

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.

Don’t forget that registrations on the current Functional Skills qualifications close on 31 August 2019 and learners need to complete the qualification by 31 August 2020. Registrations on the new qualifications will start from 1 September 2019.

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 (one free resit per learner, per functional skills qualification)
  • 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.

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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NCFE’s guide to the reform

NCFE Functional Skills reform guide

Read our quick guide for an overview of the reform and find out what support we can provide you through the changes.


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


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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