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Skillsfirst Qualifications

Functional Skills

Legacy Functional Skills qualifications for English level 1 & 2 and Maths level 1 & 2 closed for registration on 31 August 2019, the last date for certification is 31 August 2020. 


Functional Skills are the practical skills in English, Maths and ICT that enable confidence, effectiveness and independence both at work and in everyday life.


Our aim has been to provide flexible, cost effective, level 1 and 2 qualifications that meet the real needs of employers.


Both onscreen and paper based tests are available and we also provide our centres with a range of interactive, online support materials to help teachers prepare learners for their Functional Skills assessments.


All paper based exams should be applied for (via email) using the Functional Skills paper based request form, 21 working days prior to the date of exam (see deadline specified on the calendar), to to access a copy of the request form please click here. Bookings should not be made via SecureAssess and will only be accepted on a completed booking form via email.


Take a look at our full list of qualifications on the right hand side of this page, or for more information contact our customer services team on 0121 270 5100 or email us.




Functional Skills

Staff Competency

Skillsfirst English Levels 1 & 2 Closed for registrations

Skillsfirst ICT Levels 1 & 2

Skillsfirst Maths Levels 1 & 2 Closed for registrations

Speaking, Listening & Communication

Instructions for Conducting Controlled Assessments

Invigilation Guidance for ICT Exams

Learner guidance for onscreen ICT exams

Practice Papers

Senior Examiner Reports

Tutorial Videos

Paper based Functional Skills Exam Delivery Calendar 2020

SecureAssess Guide

SecureAssess FAQs

Uploading exams in SecureAssess