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Functional Skills

For education, employment and everyday life

NOCN Functional Skills maths, English, and ICT qualifications have been designed to assist learners of all ages and levels to be able to confidently demonstrate the practical skills needed in real-life situations.

Our qualifications are high quality, recognised and respected by schools, colleges, training providers, and employers. They can also form part of an Apprenticeship.

By choosing NOCN for your Functional Skills qualifications you will benefit from:

  • Quick turnaround of results
  • Free support materials including sample assessments and marking guidance available through My NOCN
  • Remote Invigilation
  • Support from in house Functional Skills team to guide you through the delivery of the new qualifications
  • Free events and webinars led by subject experts to share best practice advice
  • An excellent reputation for quality assurance, ensuring your learners are protected

Our Functional Skills qualifications are available for registration and include an assessment at all 5 levels from Entry Level 1 to Level 2. Sample assessments for all 5 levels are available through vLearn and on our online assessment platform. 

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Essential Skills - If you're interested in Essential Skills in Northern Ireland please visit OCNNI.