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Legacy Functional Skills


For the latest Functional Skills news please refer to our COVID-19 update page here.


Skillsfirst’s requirements for the adaptation of assessment methodology for legacy Speaking, Listening and Communication (SLC) assessments can be found here


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.


Legacy Functional Skills qualifications for English and Maths levels 1 & 2 closed for registration on 31 August 2019.


The final on-screen assessment date for legacy Functional Skills English & Mathematics exams is 28 May 2021.


The final certification date for legacy Functional Skills English & Mathematics is 31 July 2021. Skillsfirst are not permitted to certificate any learners after this date. 


The final date for submissions of SLC achievement claims to Skillsfirst is 28 May 2021.


If you would like more information about our practice papers please contact a member of our customer services team on 0121 270 5100 option 1 or email:



Legacy Functional Skills

Remote SLC assessments for Legacy and Reformed Functional Skills English Levels 1 & 2

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

Practice Papers

Senior Examiner Reports