Functional Skills English, maths and ICT are essential to enabling learners with the skills required to live, learn and work effectively. They empower people by improving these skills for real life situations and the workplace.
NOCN Functional Skills are available from Entry 1 to Level 2 for learners in England. Functional Skills are available for a range of ages and abilities and are key to frameworks such as apprenticeships.
Functional Skills are applied, practical and relevant and can be tailored to suit the needs of Entry level learner. Functional Skills Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications support the development and enhancement of learners into a range of work and life situations.
Our Functional Skills qualifications are high quality, recognised and respected by schools, colleges, training providers and employers. They can also form part of an apprenticeship. Search the name of the qualification below to view the relevant qualification documentation:
If your organisation wants to use one of these qualifications, it will need to become an NOCN centre or call us on 0114 2270534.
Functional Skills Online Assessments are now available to complement traditional paper-based examinations in English and Mathematics. The new online platform provides a new opportunity for learning providers to accurately assess their learners knowledge and abilities.
Available for multiple subjects
o Mathematics Level 1 and 2
o English Reading Level 1 and 2
o English Writing Level 1 and 2
- Secure, locked-down browser
- Enhance assessment security
- Robust, effective and time saving
- Created with leading educational software developers
Accessing the service
Approved NOCN Centres offering Functional Skills qualification can access the online platform by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOCN Functional Skills Key Information
Our Functional Skills Key Information is available for recognised centres to provide information regarding reasonable adjustments, transfer of credits and feedback requests.
Our Functional Skills resources for English, maths and ICT below are available for guidance and assessment preparation.
If your organisation wants to use these qualifications, it will need to become an NOCN centre or please call 0300 999 1177 for further information.
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Helpful downloads for centres including: Reasonable Adjustment Application form, Transfer of Credit form and Feedback Report Request formFind out more