At Learn Now Distance Learning College, we can offer City and Guilds Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT at Level 2. Other awarding bodies available are Edexcel, NCFE and OCR, but please note this will be dependent on which awarding body the centre uses where you sit your examinations.
Who are City and Guilds?
City and Guilds is a global leader in providing qualifications to colleges, employers and the government. Their qualifications are regulated by Ofqual.
How have City and Guilds Functional Skills changed?
Functional skills qualifications in Maths and English have recently changed, however they are still Ofqual approved and the content you will learn is still very much the same.
The guided learning hours for English and Maths Functional Skills has been increased from 45 to 55 hours.
Is Functional Skills City and Guilds Accepted?
Functional Skills is a qualification which is widely accepted as a GCSE equivalent.
Maths Level 2
English Level 2
ICT Level 2
|Assessment||1 x Exam, 2 Parts:-|
Part 1 – 25 mins
Part 2 – 1 hr 20 mins
Calculator allowed with
Part 2 only.
|3 Separate Exams:-|
Reading – 1 hr
Writing – 1 hr 20 mins
Speaking, Listening &
Communicating – 30
|1 x Exam|
|Total Marks available||60 Marks||Reading – 30 Marks|
Writing – 54 Marks
|Reformed version?||Yes||Yes||Not until|
How is City and Guilds Functional Skills graded?
Functional skills assessments will be graded either a pass or fail.
How does City and Guilds Functional Skills English exams work?
English will still comprise of three separate exams – Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Communicating. Each exam can be taken separately on demand.
Reading and Writing at Levels 1 and 2 can be taken either on screen or on paper, or a combination of both.
Can I use a dictionary for City and Guilds Functional Skills exam?
Dictionaries will be permitted for use during Reading exams, this includes bilingual dictionaries.
Dictionaries or spell/grammar checkers of any kind must not be used during the Writing exam. This is the case for all learners including anyone entitled to access arrangements.
How does the City and Guilds Functional Skills Maths exam work?
Mathematics has one integrated exam. It can be taken either on screen or on paper.
The Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics examinations consist of two sections
What sort of calculator will candidates need with City and Guilds?
City and Guilds does not stipulate the type of calculator that candidate can use, however pre-programmable calculators or devices with Internet access are not permitted.
The onscreen platform incorporates a calculator that is available to learners during the calculator section of the paper.
How does the City and Guilds Functional Skills ICT exam work?
Functional Skills ICT qualifications are assessed by learners completing a one-off series of supervised tasks. Applications you may be assessed in are:-
- web browser and search engine
- email (including contacts and diary)
- presentation graphics
- word processing.