Functional Skills

Functional Skills qualifications are designed to give learners the essential English, maths and ICT skills required to participate in life, learning and work. They are delivered and assessed using real-world scenarios that you and your learners will be familiar with, allowing them to develop their skills ready for everyday life.

As one of our Centres offering Functional Skills qualifications, you will benefit from:

  • A professional solution to delivering Functional Skills qualifications
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Competitive prices
  • High-quality qualifications which are simple to administer, both online and on paper
  • Quick certification
  • Access to free, online practice assessments

Using Functional Skills Qualifications

Functional Skills qualifications are suitable for all ages and can be used in a variety of ways, to supplement other programmes of study or used on their own to help individuals achieve these vital skills.

The qualifications have been designed to help your learners increase their confidence by tackling everyday problems they might face both in the workplace and in life.

The qualifications are also an important addition to apprenticeship frameworks and can be studied alongside the knowledge and competence qualifications to help your apprentices to gain the transferable skills today’s employers are looking for.

Our Functional Skills Offer

ABC Awards offers Functional Skills qualifications in English, maths and ICT at Level 1 and Level 2 through our partnership with Open Awards as part of the Awarding Consortium.

The Awarding Consortium consists of five leading awarding organisations and an assessment system provider. Together, our mission is to raise the standards of Functional Skills and deliver you a reliable, consistent and customer focused service with efficient results.

As one of our Centres you will maintain day-to-day working relations with ABC Awards, including registration and customer support, while delivering the qualifications via Open Awards.

If you are already an ABC Awards Centre, you will need to complete a simple application form, sign a Centre Agreement and undertake a straightforward quality check to begin offering Functional Skills qualifications. Your application will be facilitated by a dedicated ABC Awards Centre Support Officer who will submit the completed documents to Open Awards on your behalf.

Download our Functional Skills brochure to find out more

If you are not yet an ABC Awards Centre but would like to be, you will need to complete a Centre Recognition application first. Find out more here or call our team on 0115 854 1620.