Functional Skills

In addition to Apprenticeships and Traineeships, we also offer standalone Functional Skills for those wishing to develop their skills in English, Maths or ICT.
You may be eligible for a fully funded Functional Skills qualification using the Adult Education Budget.

Use the quiz below to see if you are eligible.

Click to expand the Toggles below to find out more about each Functional Skill:
Maths
English
ICT
About
Topics include:

  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Perimeter, Area and Volume
  • Circles
  • Ratio
  • Proportion/ Scale
  • Probability
  • Units of Measurement
  • Money
  • Bar Charts
  • Mean, Median, Mode, Range
Mock Assessments
NCFE have a range of online assessments available. Using the SecureAssess exam software, exams are taken using a computer but do let your tutor know if you’d prefer a paper-based test.

Level 1: Sample Paper

Mark Scheme

Level 2: Sample Paper

Mark Scheme

Resources
We recommend the CGP Books for Functional Skills Revision; with great tutorials that suit all learning styles, and exam-style questions throughout, the books are a great resource to complement your learning with your tutor.

Find the books on Amazon for around £6:

Level 1

Level 2

About
3 Assessments:

  • Reading
    • Style and Purpose of Text
    • Reading Between the Lines
    • Picking out Information
  • Writing
    • Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
    • Choosing a Style to Suit a Purpose
    • Language and Format
  • Speaking and Listening
    • Research and Present Ideas to a Group
    • Form Arguments and Opinions
    • Come to a Conclusion
Mock Assessments
NCFE have a range of online assessments available. Using the SecureAssess exam software, exams are taken using a computer but do let your tutor know if you’d prefer a paper-based test.

Level 1: Reading Sample Paper

Reading Mark Scheme

Writing Sample Paper

Writing Mark Scheme

Level 2: Reading Sample Paper

Reading Mark Scheme

Writing Sample Paper

Writing Mark Scheme

Resources
We recommend the CGP Books for Functional Skills Revision; with great tutorials that suit all learning styles, and exam-style questions throughout, the books are a great resource to complement your learning with your tutor.

Find the books on Amazon for around £6:

Level 1

Level 2

About
Topics Include:

  • Word Processing
    • Formatting Documents
    • Formatting Text
    • Tables
  • Spreadsheets
    • Formulas (e.g. SUM, IF)
    • Absolute Cell Referencing
    • Entering and Editing Data
    • Formatting Spreadsheets
    • Sorting and Filtering
    • Bar Charts
  • Internet Searches
    • Using Key Search Terms
    • Searching the Internet
    • Choosing the Correct Information
  • Email
    • Sending and Receiving Emails
    • Contacts and Address Books
    • Organising Folders
    • Writing Emails
  • General ICT
    • Viruses and Protection Online
    • Folders and Files
    • Settings and Control Panel
    • Security and Passwords
Mock Assessments
NCFE have a range of online assessments available. Using the SecureAssess exam software, exams are taken using a computer but do let your tutor know if you’d prefer a paper-based test.

Level 1: Sample Paper

Mark Scheme

Level 2: Sample Paper

Mark Scheme

Resources
We recommend the CGP Books for Functional Skills Revision; with great tutorials that suit all learning styles, and exam-style questions throughout, the books are a great resource to complement your learning with your tutor.

Find the books on Amazon for around £6:

Level 1 and Level 2