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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 Functional Skills are:


  • Our approach is entirely new and builds upon known issues that centres have found from using other Functional Skills solutions.
  • We have partnered with a renowned Functional Skills expert to develop these qualifications, Maureen Emmett, who played a key role in the development and evaluation of Functional Skills for the initial QCDA three year pilot.


Easy to administer

  • Both paper based and on-screen assessments are available on demand
  • Guaranteed results turn around within 7 working days!
  • Assessments can be booked with just one working days’ notice.
  • ICT assessments do not require any printing and use centres' own software.



  • Flexible assessments - your learners can do the reading on screen and the writing on paper, it's up to you and them!
  • At Entry level and for Functional English, we encourage our centres to register learners on units at a level that reflects their level of competence.


Grounded in the workplace

  • Functional Skills are designed to improve basic skills in the workplace. Therefore all of our assessments put learners into a workplace role.
  • We use familiar office software for our assessments and include basic features such as a spelling and grammar check in the English papers.


    And with registration prices of just £13.50 for the Level 1 and 2s and £11.50 for the Entry Level qualifications, our offer is very competitively priced, which makes working with IQ the smarter choice!


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