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Free Funded Functional Skills Courses

We offer nationally recognised Functional skills qualifications in English, maths and digital skills

Everybody deserves a good education. Whatever your background or previous experience, it is never too late to gain the qualifications you need to improve your opportunities, and a functional skills course is a great place to start.

Functional skills are qualifications in English, maths and digital skills that are available in England only from Entry 1 to Level 2.  They are nationally recognised, and you can build up to Level 2 which is the equivalent of a GCSE, so whether you are aiming for higher education or want to land your dream job, these functional courses can help you take your next step. 

Functional skills are programmes of learning that explore real-life practical application of English or maths. We are pleased to offer adult learners entry level up to Level 2 in English, maths and digital.

These courses allow you to gain a qualification that is recognised by employers, while at the same time develop transferable skills that are needed in every workplace.

English skills (City in Guilds): 

  • Reading 
  • Writing
  • Speaking 
  • Listening

Maths skills (City in Guilds): 

  • Problem solving 
  • Analysing 
  • Applying mathematical concepts
  • Interpreting results

Digital skills: 

  • NCFE Level 1 Essential Digital Skills
  • The purpose of this qualification is to allow learners to demonstrate understanding of and competency in the essential digital skills they need for life and work. It will enable learners to engage with digital services and products in everyday life and work.

Available Courses

Select a course below to learn more

English Skills

Maths Skills

Digital Skills

Funded by

Many of our courses are delivered with funding partners including Skills Support for the Workforce - part of the Growth Company, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the European Social Fund.