The Department for Education consulted on the subject content for new Digital Functional Skills qualifications in 2021, publication of the final subject content has been delayed.

We will make further information about the new Digital Functional Skills available in due course.

Digital Skills

Gateway Qualifications is the market leader for Essential Digital Skills qualifications which are now the only digital skills qualifications eligible for funding at Entry and Level 1 and are a legal entitlement for adults.

Essential Digital Skills Qualifications

Further support for improving learners’ ICT skills is provided through our suite of Digital Skills qualifications and more information about the funding changes is available in our Funding update for digital and ICT qualifications from August 2021.

A range of our digital qualifications at Level 3 are also eligible for funding through the National Skills Fund for Adults –

Qualifications included in National Skills Fund level 3 offer for adults

English and Maths

We recognise the importance of English and maths to our centres and learners and remain committed to encouraging their development.

For centres who wish to further support learners through to Functional Skills, we have updated the mapping of our English and maths suite of bite-sized units to the new Functional Skills standards is included as an appendix in the assessment guidance.

Bite-sized English mapping to Functional Skills

Bite-sized Maths mapping to Functional Skills


Contact us to find out more about how our alternatives to Functional Skills can help support your learners.