Functional Skills – English, Maths & ICT / GCSE / A- Levels


Strong English, Maths and ICT skills are essential in almost every workplace so NCFE’s Functional Skills qualifications are the ideal way to build learners’ work-related skills.

NCEF’s Functional Skills qualifications are suitable for a wide range of individuals aged 14 and above who’d like to develop their English, Maths and ICT skills. No prior qualifications are required and Functional Skills are offered from Entry Level to Level 2.

Functional Skills qualifications are particularly useful to:

Learners: young people and adults will develop important problem solving skills which make sure that they’re well prepared for employment, further learning and everyday life
Employers: this initiative will help to ensure that employees can apply vital functional skills in work situations which will improve effectiveness and productivity
Higher education: competency in the key subjects of English, Mathematics and ICT will help students progress to further achievement, and will help them to study independently



The assessment in English covers 3 mandatory components:

Reading, Writing and Speaking Listening & Communication (SL&C)

Duration – Reading 1 hour; Writing 1 hour;  SL&C 1 hour

 The assessment in Maths

Duration – 2 hours

 The assessment in ICT

Duration – 2. 30 hours

Exam only fees from January 2020:

English Qualification – £300

English &  Maths Qualifications – £550

English, Maths & ICT 3 – £750

Please note the preparation for the exam is chargeable per hour and its not included in the exam fee.

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