Cromwell Adult Education offers Functional Skills courses in English, Maths and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) giving you the chance to develop new skills, gain a qualification or just learn for fun.

We welcome learners of all ages and from different backgrounds to develop their skills and confidence.

The courses that we offer mean there is something for everyone. Whether you are looking to develop your competence for work or further education, learn or improve English, Maths or ICT or help your children with their studies or homework, there will be something for you.

Functional skills are practical skills in English, Maths and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that allow individuals to work confidently, effectively and independently in life.

Functional Skills qualifications are offered at Entry Levels, Level 1 and Level 2 and appear on the Register of Regulated Qualifications.

Assessment is:

  • set by the qualifications awarding body
  • available on-demand, to suit you and your candidates
  • either paper-based or on-line for Reading and Writing components
  • centre assessed for the Speaking, Listening and Communication component
  • externally assessed by the awarding body.

The assessments use and reinforce skills-based, problem-solving and learning techniques. Our Functional Skills qualifications in English, Mathematics and Information and Communication Technology are designed to develop and assess Functional Skills as determined by a set of skills standards. The skills standards contained within each qualification provide candidates with knowledge, skills and a problem-solving approach that can be used in work, life and further learning.

Our training courses paths have been designed by experts to give you the most sought-after IT skills. Our courses are accredited and are highly valued by employers. This means you are not merely getting trained; you are giving an edge to your career.

Why Choose Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT

These qualifications will equip learners with the functional skills required for day-to day life, education and work.

The aim of these qualifications is to give candidates the opportunity to:

  • develop an understanding of functional skills in English, Maths and ICT at Entry Levels, Level 1 and Level 2
  • develop their skills and competencies in English
  • achieve a nationally recognised qualification
  • prepare for employment
  • progress to further studies or achievements.

Entry Requirement

All staff involved in the assessment or delivery of these qualifications understand the requirements of the qualification and match them to the needs and capabilities of individual candidates before entering them for one of these qualifications.

These qualifications have been developed so they are free from any barriers that restrict access or progression and therefore promote equal opportunities.

There is no requirement for any specific prior learning. However, an initial assessment will take place to ensure the candidate is capable of reaching the required standards.