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Functional Skills - why choose Highfield?

We believe the support we offer for functional skills is the best available in the apprenticeship sector.

With fast turnarounds, exceptional customer support and industry-leading resources and guidance, we’ve helped thousands of apprentices and businesses achieve their ambitions.

What we offer

With Highfield, you’ll receive:

  • on-demand paper-based and on-screen assessment options
  • comprehensive feedback reports with all the key details you need to monitor, at a glance for on-screen tests*
  • results available within 10 working days
  • exceptional customer support, with calls answered within three rings and emails responded to within one working day
  • thorough guidance to support contextualisation of assessments – and the option to choose your own contexts for assessments in the Speaking, Listening and Communications components
  • certificates printed the same day results are released
  • consistent and transparent prices – no hidden fees or sudden shocks

Skills Forward

Highfield works with Skills Forward to include access to their market-leading initial and diagnostic assessments as part of your registration fees, so there are no additional costs.

Centres can benefit from the initial and diagnostic assessments by using them to accurately measure their learners’ starting points for the reformed functional skills qualifications. 

Get in touch

To find out more about how we can support your functional skills training, get in touch today. Call us on 01302 363277 or email

In the meantime, take a look at the functional skills qualifications we offer below. 

Functional skills are changing

The qualifications listed below are now being withdrawn:

  • Highfield Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Level 1 (601/7675/1)
  • Highfield Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Level 2 (601/7676/3)
  • Highfield Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 1 (601/7673/8)
  • Highfield Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2 (601/7674/X)

The planned final assessment dates for these qualifications are: 

  • 30/11/2020 - Externally set examinations (Reading, Writing and Mathematics) **
  • 30/11/2020 - Speaking, Listening and Communication ***
  • 14/12/2020 - All resits (Reading, Writing and Mathematics) **
  • 31/12/2020 - Certification end date

* Feedback reports available for on line assessments on reformed Functional Skills only

** On-screen examinations: centres may assess learners up to 30 November 2020, but must ensure that all examinations are successfully uploaded to Highfield by 23:59 on this date. 

Paper-based examinations: centres may assess learners in the days leading up to 30 November 2020, but must ensure that all examinations are received by Highfield Qualifications by 17:00 on this date.

*** The notification of achievement must be submitted to Highfield Qualifications by this date.