Functional Skills Exams

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 BTEC Apprenticeships framework.

NLET is an Approved Test Centre for Functional Skills. Pearson Edexcel/NCFE 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-Saturday, 9.30 am to 1 pm