Pearson Functional Skills are qualifications in English, Mathematics and Digital that are available in England only from Entry 1 to Level 2. Suitable for learners of all ages, they’re also an accepted part of all Apprenticeship standards in England.
Functional Skills qualifications
We offer qualifications in English, Mathematics and Digital, comprehensive qualifications for all ages and learner types, that equip learners with the practical skills needed to live, learn and work successfully.
This includes a range of improved assessment, delivery and administration support services that enable you to tailor learning plans to target individual and cohort weaknesses.
IMPORTANT: Functional Skills ICT is being replaced by a new qualification called Digital Functional Skills. The last registration date for Functional Skills ICT was the 31 August 2023 and the final external assessment and Standards Verification visit date is the 14 June 2024. The final certification date is the 31 August 2024.
Pearson believes it is important to work with our centres and learners to ensure the support and assessment offered around our Functional Skills qualifications comprehensively meets your needs. We will post regular updates on our actions and those of The Regulator.
Pearson's monthly Functional Skills blog focuses on all things Functional Skills including; updates, discussions and outcomes from training events and decisions from the regulator.
This is produced by Post-16 English and Maths Sector Manager Chris Briggs.
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Watch our latest webinars discussing updates and delivery support for Functional Skills English and Mathematics qualifications.
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Download and view our useful Functional Skills documents.