Functional Skills Qualifications 

NCFE’s Functional Skills qualifications are designed to provide learners with the chance to gain useful, transferable skills in English and Mathematics to help them function confidently, effectively and independently in their work and life in general. They’ve been developed in response to the needs set out in the Government’s 14 -19 Education and Skills White Paper. 
 
Strong English and Mathematics skills are essential in almost every workplace so NCFE’s Functional Skills qualifications are the ideal way to build learners’ work-related skills. They can be delivered alongside NCFE’s package of employability related qualifications to prepare learners for the labour market. 
 
Who will benefit from NCFE’s Functional Skills? 
Gate Way Success offer NCFE’s Functional Skills qualifications suitable for a wide range of individuals aged 14 and above, who’d like to develop their English and Mathematics skills. No prior qualifications are required and Functional Skills are offered from Level 1 to Level 2. 
 
 
 
Exam Information 
 
Gate Way Success is an approved NCFE examination Centre offering Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2 examinations. These qualifications are considered to be equivalent to GCSE A-C and are widely accepted by the Universities, Education Institutions and Employers. Please check with the institution that you are applying to whether they accept the Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2 qualification before taking the exam as we do not take responsibility or give any guarantee that they will be accepted by every single organisation or the course. 
 
Qualification 
 
NCFE Functional Skills English Level 1 Certificate 
NCFE Functional Skills English Level 2 Certificate 
NCFE Functional Skills Maths Level 1 Certificate 
NCFE Functional Skills Maths Level 2 Certificate 
 
Duration 
 
NCFE Functional Skills English: 
Reading Exam – 1 hour 10 minutes computer-based exam. 
Writing Exam – 1 hour 20 minutes computer-based exam. 
Speaking & Listening Exam – Internally marked group based discussion and presentation exam. 
 
NCFE Functional Skills Maths: 2 hours. 
 
Cost 
 
All the exams are privately funded and the total cost of the exam bundle varies depending on level. 
 
NCFE Functional Skills English Level 1- £118.00 
NCFE Functional Skills English Level 2- £130.00 
NCFE Functional Skills Maths Level 1- £118.00 
NCFE Functional Skills Maths Level 2- £130.00 
 
Book an Exam 
 
Please call us on 01206890909 or complete the form on ‘Enquire Now’ section to book your exam. 
 
Please note that you must bring your passport or driving licence on the exam day. 
 
Exam Day 
 
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your exam start time. 
Please bring a photo ID* such as Passport, Driving Licences, Biometric Residence Card or Identity Card. 
 
Functional Skills qualifications are particularly useful to: 
Learners: young people and adults will develop important problem solving skills which make sure that they’re well prepared for employment, further learning and everyday life. 
Employers: this initiative will help to ensure that employees can apply vital functional skills in work situations which will improve effectiveness and productivity. 
Higher education: competency in the key subjects of English, mathematics and ICT will help learners progress to further achievement, and will help them to study independently. 
 
Why study NCFE’s Functional Skills qualifications with Gate Way Success? 
Learners receive a completely on demand assessments for Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications 
Learners can sit their external assessments whenever they are ready – no marking windows 
 
Results are released 6 working days from the day papers are received at NCFE, which is usually one working day after exam.  
FREE access for all learners to ForSkills Initial Assessment and Diagnostic Tools. 
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This qualification is suitable for candidates aged 14 and above. The NCFE Functional Skills qualification in English at Level 1 is an ideal qualification for candidates wishing to develop practical, transferable skills in English in order to work confidently, effectively and independently in life. It is suitable for a wide range of individuals and is fundamental to the successful completion of various wider qualifications and frameworks, such as Foundation Learning, the Diploma and Apprenticeships. 
This qualification is suitable for candidates aged 14 and above. The NCFE Functional Skills qualification in English at Level 2 is an ideal qualification for candidates wishing to develop practical, transferable skills in English in order to work confidently, effectively and independently in life. It is suitable for a wide range of individuals and is fundamental to the successful completion of various wider qualifications and frameworks, such as the Diploma and Apprenticeships. 
This qualification is suitable for candidates aged 14 and above. The NCFE Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics at Level 1 is an ideal qualification for candidates wishing to develop practical, transferable skills in Mathematics in order to work confidently, effectively and independently in life. It is suitable for a wide range of individuals and is fundamental to the successful completion of various wider qualifications and frameworks, such as Foundation Learning, the Diploma and Apprenticeships. 
This qualification is suitable for candidates aged 14 and above. The NCFE Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics at Level 2 is an ideal qualification for candidates wishing to develop practical, transferable skills in Mathematics in order to work confidently, effectively and independently in life. It is suitable for a wide range of individuals and is fundamental to the successful completion of various wider qualifications and frameworks, such as the Diploma and Apprenticeships.