Functional Skills

Functional Skills qualifications help to teach post-16 and adult learners in England how to apply practical Maths, English and ICT/Digital skills to real-life and vocational contexts.  They help to equip people with the skills to get the most out of education, work and everyday life and to help function more confidently, effectively and independently.

We have gathered a variety of resources to help support you to gain more confidence in your functional skills. Links to courses and additional resources have been found to support these areas.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email the Workforce Development Team at learningmatters@birmingham.gov.uk


The Modern Workplace Hub provides user guides and best practice guidelines to help you get the most from the Modern Workplace.

Here you will find a schedule of live, interactive webinar-style training events covering a range of Office 365 and other IT related topics, all designed to introduce you to new technologies and how they can support and enhance your work-life, particularly when working remotely.

You'll also find contact details for additional technical support.



The Birmingham Adult Education service offer free; Maths, English and Digital skills sessions from Entry Level to Level 2.  Please click for more information.

You can now complete classroom training delivered by Learning Curve to gain a nationally recognised qualification in; Maths, English OR Digital Skills.  Click to find out more.


Tips and tricks for reading, writing, speaking and listening. English learning resources for students of Functional Skills in England.

Microsoft Support offer a wide range of videos and reading material on all of your Office Apps.  Click into this course to see more about how Microsoft can support you.




Using numbers, carrying out calculations and interpreting results. Learning resources for students of Functional Skills in England.