Functional Skills

Functional skills are qualifications in English, Maths and ICT that equip learners with the basic practical skills required in everyday life, education and the workplace.

They are stand-alone qualifications in their own right, but they're also embedded within GCSEs, and are a component of the 14-19 Diploma and the Foundation Learning suite of qualifications. In addition, functional skills are a mandatory part of the Apprenticeship standards.

NLET is an Pearson Approved Test Centre for Functional Skills. Level 1 and Level 2 tests are available on demand.


  • Tests are available on demand and can be taken when learners are ready.
  • Tests can be taken in a non-traditional exam environment, making the tests more engaging for some learners.
  • Candidates can be entered to resit as soon as they are ready.

Fees for Functional Skills Tests:

English (Speaking, Listening and Communication) - £100

English (Writing) - £50

English (Reading) - £50

Maths - £100

ICT - £100

Availability: Monday-Friday, 9.30 to 1 pm

GCSE & A Level

GCSE & A Level students who prefer to study at home and take exams by not attending a school or college are referred to as External Candidates by the examination boards. Such students can book tuitions with us for the subjects they are not much confident about. We provide the same level of service to such students, as we provide to our regular students.

Some students, who have not achieved their desired grades or are not satisfying the University Admission requirements, may wish to retake their exams in January or May in order to improve their grades. For such students, we provide specifically designed teaching that builds on previous knowledge and fully prepares the student for the retake exam.