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 NCFE 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