These qualifications are intended for anyone wishing to develop their English, Mathematics or skills. If you’re 19 or over our functional skills courses can help you develop the practical skills in English and Maths that you need to live, study and work. You’ll learn to apply English and maths skills in real-life situations through reading, writing, speaking and listening tasks.

Functional Skills qualifications are available across five levels (Entry 1 to Level 2), and are completed in a wide range of centre, community and work-based settings. You’ll work towards the Award in Functional Skills with us.


This course will suit you if you’re a beginner or want to work towards GCSE or other higher level English qualification. There are no formal entry requirements, but before you enrol you’ll have a short test with one of our tutors to help us decide what level is right for you.

If you’ve already completed a functional skills course and want to study for the next level, please bring your certificates with you when you come in for your test.

You can take another course at the Centre alongside functional skills. Remember to check the entry requirements for the other course as well.


To enroll, all you need to bring is your:

  • National Insurance number
  • Proof of address
  • Passport


Cost – free

Duration – 16 weeks

Examination prices – varied

Age – suitable for anyone 16 years of age or older

Call us now for an application pack.

How to apply

You’ll need to take an assessment before you can enroll on the course so we can put you on the right level. Please  call our Admissions team at 0208 265 1458 or email us at