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Our innovative Functional Skills courses in English language and maths will help you to fill gaps in your qualifications, providing vital skills that will help you progress in your career.

Functional Skills is coming soon. To keep up-to-date with everything you need to know about the course, including launch date and course structure, register your interest using the form below, under ‘When can you enrol?’.

What you need to know

Our Functional Skills courses follow the Pearson Edexcel specifications. You will be able to enrol on:

  • Functional Skills Mathematics Level 1
  • Functional Skills Mathematics Level 2
  • Functional Skills English Level 1
  • Functional Skills English Level 2

Each level takes a recommended 55 hours of learning. As with most NEC courses, you will be able to work at your own pace. As assessment is on-demand, you do not need to study within the time frame set by exam sittings.

When can you enrol?

The course is coming soon. Register your interest using the form below and we will keep you up-to-date on all of the developments, including price, structure and start date.

Additional support if you're under 18?

We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies.  In our experience, learning online works best when the parents are involved, so when you enrol your child with NEC, you’ll have a unique set of services to help you to support your child.

This includes:

  • Your own log in to learn@nec to access the course so you can view the course materials and other information for yourself.
  • Access to your child’s gradebook to help you to monitor progress and provide appropriate and timely intervention and support
  • You’ll receive emails and forum posts so that you have all the examination and assessment updates/information provided by the NEC team
  • Dedicated Parent Portal Pages and targeted blogs with updates/information/help and advice on many aspects of home education.
  • Access to the Kudos career platform for young learners to explore career choices.

Read more about how we work with young students who are studying at home or through a school.