Functional Skills

As part of many of our programmes, you will undertake testing in English, maths and ICT. These so called “Functional Skills” are business oriented skills that will help you in all areas of your personal and career development.

You will be given specific training in the workshops to help you to prepare for the tests.

In addition, we have included on this page sample test papers for some of the topics so that you can practice.

Please note there are two levels; level 1 and level 2. Please ask your assessor if you are unsure which level you will be taking.

Level 1 Maths


  • Marking Scheme – Sample 1

  • Question Paper – Sample 1

  • Marking Scheme – Sample 2

  • Question Paper – Sample 2

Level 1 Reading


  • Example Borderline Pass

  • Example Strong Pass

  • Mark Scheme

  • Question Paper

  • Source Documents

Level 1 Writing


  • Example Strong Pass

  • Example Borderline Pass

  • Mark Scheme

  • Question Paper

Level 2 Maths


  • Example Fail

  • Example Good Pass

  • Mark Scheme

  • Question Paper

Level 2 Reading


  • Example Borderline Pass

  • Example Strong Pass

  • Mark Scheme

  • Question Paper

  • Source Documents

Level 2 Writing


  • Mark Scheme

  • Question Paper

  • Example Borderline Passe

  • Example Strong Pass