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Why Choose IQ Functional Skills?

IQ's Functional Skills offer is the best solution on the market, here's why:


  • Our offer is entirely new and builds upon known issues that centres have found from using other Functional Skills solutions.
  • We have partnered with a known Functional Skills expert, Maureen Emmett, to develop these qualifications, who played a key role in the development and evaluation of  Functional Skills for the QCDA three year pilot.
  • Functional Skills are designed to improve basic skills in the workplace. Therefore all of our assessments are grounded in a working environment and can be tailored to match an individual's own workplace; no more abstract learning!
  • We use familiar office software for our assessments and include basic features such as a spelling and grammar check in the English papers; why penalise your learners unnecessarily?
  • Results turned around within 7 working days! (once assessment papers have been banked)
  • Registration prices of £13.50 for the Level 1 and 2 and just £11.50 for the Entry Level qualifications!


We also offer teaching qualifications to upskill those delivering Functional Skills, the IQ Level 3 Award in English for Literacy and Language Teaching and the IQ Level 3 Award in Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching



As a special introductory offer, all Functional skills qualifications will be half price for the months of August, September and October! This means you can register candidates on Level 1 and 2 qualifications for just £6.75, whilst a registration on any of the Entry levels will cost just £5.75!


Becoming a Centre


Becoming a centre is easy and, subject to you meeting the necessary quality requirements, takes approximately one - two weeks. This costs £300 or £250 if you are already approved with another awarding organisation.

Once approved, our Functional Skills software is easy to use and does not require any installation.

For more information please get in touch.