Agriculture, Environment & Animal Care

Vocational Qualifications

Catering, Hospitality & Leisure

Apprenticeships
Vocational Qualifications

Childcare & Education

Access to HE
Pre-Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Construction, Engineering & Manufacturing

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Vocational Qualifications

Creative, Design & Digital

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Education & Training

Professional Development

Hair & Beauty

Vocational Qualifications

Health, Science & Social Care

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Pre-Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Life Skills & Progression

Personal & Social Development

Personal and Professional Development

Personal & Social Development
Professional Development
Vocational Qualifications

Public & Protective Services

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Supporting SEND

Personal & Social Development
Professional Development

Transport & Logistics

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Vocational Qualifications

Below you will find answers to the most common questions we are asked about our Functional Skills qualifications.

If you have a question that isn’t answered below, please contact us and we will ensure it is answered, we may even add to the list below!

Delivering the qualifications
What qualifications do tutors/assessors need for Functional Skills?

Tutors/assessors delivering the Gateway Qualifications Functional Skills qualifications must hold a recognised teaching qualification or be occupationally competent in English, Mathematics or ICT or have achieved the qualification themselves at Level 2.

Assessments
When are the assessments available to be taken?

Assessments are available on demand, with no fixed assessment windows. So you are free to schedule assessment to fit within your teaching pattern whenever learners are ready to take the assessments.

How will the assessments be accessed?

Assessments will be allocated and made available electronically through QuartzWeb, Gateway Qualifications’ secure platform, ahead of the assessment date booked by the Centre.

Results
How soon will I know whether my learners have passed?

We issue results within 10 working days of receipt of completed papers, and send out certificates within a further 5 working days.

Can I request a remark or feedback on results?

Yes, if a Functional Skills candidate has not performed as expected you may request a Candidate Feedback Report, a Remark of the paper or, in exceptional circumstances, an Appeal. Details of how to do so are on our Enquiries about results page.