Functional Skills Qualifications


Functional Skills are key to the foundations for learners to progress into their specialist skills sets, so these subjects are a vital part of the entry/exit requirement for vocational study, apprenticeships and traineeships.


Positioned as an alternative to the GCSE route, Functional Skills qualifications offer learners a vocational route into English and maths with the flexibility to sit their assessment all year round.


Why Functional Skills?


  • A choice of paper-based or online assessment,  both on-demand, with results ready from 6 working days, the fastest in the sector
  • Remote invigilation option for online assessments
  • Skills diagnostic and assessment tools that deliver an initial assessment for both English and maths in 30 minutes
  • Free online learner feedback reports, which identify areas for improvement at subject content statement level
  • First re-sit per assessment free of charge
  • Free transfer of Direct Claim Status (DCS)


Not only do we offer vocational courses, but we also offer a range of Functional Skills qualifications. We have a team of highly qualified teachers that have devised our Functional Skills programme for distance learning. You will need to be able to travel to our exam centre in Torquay to sit your Functional Skills assessments. This may suit someone willing to travel across the Westcountry or someone wanting to use it as an excuse for a long weekend in sunny Torquay (our exam centre even has a sea view).


We can offer the following qualifications through NCFE:


Level 1 ICT

Level 2 ICT

Level 1 English

Level 2 English

Level 1 Maths

Level 2 Maths

Entry level qualifications can be arranged if needed.


Not sure that you want to go it alone?


Think you might need a little bit of coaching to help you on your way?


Not a problem.


We assign you with a tutor as standard to monitor your progression through the course. However, we can also arrange for you to have online lessons at an hourly rate to help you through your Functional Skills course.


These are arranged at your convenience and you can book as little or as much as you like.


Twice a week or once a month? We are totally flexible around your busy schedule.


We team up with our sister company, Riviera Tuition, winner of “Business of the Year Devon and Cornwall 2019”, to ensure that the 1-2-1 tuition that you


So how much is it?  – Our entry fee for your Functional Skills qualification is £250.


What does this include?

This includes:

  • exam entry
  • study material
  • an assigned tutor



The option of booking hourly online tuition tailored around your learning needs and your personal schedule.