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Functional Skills Examinations

NCFE Functional Skills On Screen Exam

Functional Skills Exams Onscreen are level 2 qualifications conducted on laptops at our centre in Southend On Sea, Essex.

Please note: candidates will be required to observe social distancing and wear face masks which will be provided by the centre.
Functional skills exams can be booked from 24th June 2020.


Many colleges and universities will accept Functional Skills onscreen qualification as being equivalent to a GCSE.
Onscreen Functional Skills tests can be booked at any time throughout the year.


Results are usually emailed to candidates 10-21 working days after the test but can take up to 28 days.
Test available: 

Functional Skills English

Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills English

Functional Skills Level 1 or Level 2 English  £220.
One reading exam – 75 minutes £80.

One writing exam – 60 minutes  £80.

One speaking test – 60 minutes £60.  


(Speaking tests are conducted once a month on a Saturday at 1 pm.)

(Next speaking test: Saturday  To Be Announced.)

Practice Functional skills English onscreen test

Links below are for candidates to practice before sitting the test which replicates the look and feel of the functional skills English onscreen testing program. The sample tests require Adobe Flash player to be enabled on Google Chrome. To enable click the padlock next to the web address and under flash click allow. You will then be prompted to refresh the page to allow the test to load. These sample tests are provided by NCFE and we cannot provide support in their operation.

Functional Skills Maths

Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills Maths

Functional Skills Level 1 or Level 2 Mathematics  £99.

NCFE Functional Skills On Screen Examinations.

One exam (1 hour 45 mintues).
(4 non calculator  + 12 calculator questions).

Practice Functional skills Maths onscreen test

Links below are for candidates to practice before sitting the test which replicates the look and feel of the functional skills English onscreen testing program. The sample tests require Adobe Flash player to be enabled on Google Chrome. To enable click the padlock next to the web address and under flash click allow. You will then be prompted to refresh the page to allow the test to load. These sample tests are provided by NCFE and we cannot provide support in their operation.