Brand New Online English and Maths Assessments

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new English and Maths Skills Level 1 online assessments. This exciting new development allows learners to sit their English and Maths assessments online under controlled conditions in the classroom.

The level 1 online assessments have been designed to support learners who are preparing to progress onto Functional Skills, giving them the vital base of skills required. Our online assessments are directly comparable to the paper-based versions preventing any advantage or disadvantage to learners taking one method.

Why should you choose online assessments for your learners?

  • They help to prepare learners for Functional Skills assessments
  • There is no extra charge for choosing the online assessments for our English and Maths Skills qualifications
  • They complement the bite-sized units of the English and Maths qualifications
  • They help to boost learner confidence in English and Maths as well as in their digital skills


If this is something you are interested in when you return to the classroom, please click here to contact us, or if you would like to discuss our English and Maths in more detail please click here to arrange a virtual meeting.

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