Exam Centre London are a JCQ approved Assessment Centre for Functional Skills

Functional Skills Qualifications in Maths, English are Nationally Recognised Awards providing reliable evidence of a learner’s achievements relevant to the workplace and real-world settings. Functional Skills Examinations are popular for learners of all ages looking to progress into employment or further technical education and are valued qualifications by employers and Higher Education Establishments alike. Here at Exam Centre London, we support you in your goal to obtain Functional Skills Qualifications.

Many Colleges and Universities stipulate Functional Skills Level 2 (or GCSE equivalent) Maths and English qualification as an entry requirement. Functional Skills qualifications are also a critical way for prospective employers to screen for abilities and skills.

Many of our learners begin with Entry Level Functional Skills Qualifications to help tackle the challenge of Functional Skills qualifications to build confidence. With a focus on practical skills that can be applied to real-life contents, Functional Skills Qualifications are a popular examination choice for a wide range of learners.


(Online OR Paper-based assessment)

Functional Skills English Qualifications evidence skills in Reading, Writing and Speaking.

=> Level 1 Functional Skills English

=> Level 2 Functional Skills English


(Online OR Paper-based assessment)

Functional Skills Mathematics Qualifications evidence skills; a sound grasp of mathematical knowledge and skills and confidence in solving mathematical problems.

=> Level 1 Functional Skills Maths

=> Level 2 Functional Skills Maths


  • What is the duration of the Functional Skills exams?

    Examination length varies according to subject and Assessing Body. The shortest Functional Skills exam is the Pearson Edexcel Speaking and Listening Assessment which lasts for 30 minutes. The longest exams are the Pearson Edexcel Maths Assessment which last for two hours. If you are worried about exam nerves or performing under assessment conditions, speak to us about the options available to you.

  • When will I receive my Functional Skills results?

    Online assessments results are available in 2 to 4 weeks. Paper based assessment results typically are available in 3 to 5 weeks. We’ll keep you informed of your results progress following any examination with Exam Centre London.

  • What do Functional Skills speaking and listening tests involve?

    English Functional Skills Qualifications include a Speaking and Listening element, designed to assess your confidence and fluency in expressing yourself when speaking English and your skills in understanding others speaking English.

    Exam Centre London offers Functional Skills English Qualifications with Pearson Edexcel Awarding Bodies.The Speaking and Listening element of the qualification includes a 5 minute presentation task and a discussion task.

    The presentation can be about a topic of your choice. You can use notes during the presentation and will submit these as part of the assessment. It’s wise to choose a topic that you’re passionate about and feel confident speaking on.

    The discussion task will be on a subject chosen by your assessor. The assessor will be looking for candidates who listen to their peers as well as contribute to the discussion to the best of their ability.

    As with any aspect of the Functional Skills Assessments, please get in touch with Exam Centre London to chat through any questions you may have.

  • When can I take my Functional Skills Examination?

    We cater for examinations 7 days’ a week at our Ilford Exam Centre. Forest Gate Exam Centre offers assessments every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday.

    Examinations begin at either 11 am or 2 pm. Please contact us if you have requirements outside of these times.

  • Which Exam Boards do you work in partnership with?

    When it comes to the Functional Skills English, Maths Qualifications, we work in partnership with Pearson Edexcel(often known as Exam Boards).

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  • Functional Skills Examinations Fees.

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  • Got a Question?

    Please contact us on 0208 616 2526 for any other queries. We’re here to help!

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We work with a Distance Learning providers to offer assessments that fit their requirements. If you are studying a Distance Learning Course and interested in sitting your assessment in one of our centres, contact us to see how we can help.