Reformed Functional Skills
Our new Functional Skills qualifications are now fully live and updated.
On this page you will find the links to the qualification information pages that have all the qualification specific support materials for each subject/level. These materials include the latest sample papers, teaching resources, schemes of work and assessment information as well as links to the key pieces of information you require to deliver the qualifications.
Assessments are now live for bookings. These can be booked through the portal for paper based assessments and through the online assessment system for online bookings. Please note when booking any paper based external assessment for any of these qualifications, the centre must determine a single set date and time within an assessment window for each component and subject level.
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
As a reminder, the start of the 2019-20 session marks the official changeover to the reformed qualifications. This means that no further registrations can be made on the legacy qualifications, and any learners registered on them have until 31 August 2020 to be awarded their qualifications, after which they will be withdrawn.
As there are changes to various processes in line with the government’s reform for these qualifications, we’ve created an FAQ guide to help you find out about these changes at a glance.
Functional Skills update – w/c 27 November 2019
Due to the changes of Functional Skills qualifications and the processes around them in line with the reform, we need to make you aware of important information regarding assessment dates, fees, invigilation and documents.
Invigilation Information and Guidance Webinar
This Webinar provides information around who can and who cannot invigilate Functional Skills external assessments. We strongly advise that you listen to this before submitting a request for an Invigilation Exception.
Request for contextualisation of Functional Skills Controlled Assessments
This form is for centres to request validation of contextualised Functional Skills exam papers to a given activity.
Invigilation Exception Requests: Functional Skills
If you require an exception to the conditions regarding the invigilation of Functional Skills assessments please click here.
Assessment Delivery Support
In this section, you can access:
- Functional Skills feedback requests
- Functional Skills online automated feedback
- Transfer of achievement
Functional Skills online videos
Take a look at our Functional Skills online videos, including tutorials and reform support.