Planning Provision

The National Functional Skills Employer Guide will show you how to support different types of staff.

How to plan your approach: 

When embarking on upskilling either an individual or a cohort of learning, we would recommend using the following resource. 

Health or Social Care Employers whose employees are ready to sit an assessment can access Functional Skills qualifications exams through Open Awards at no cost.

Find out more and make an expression of interest on the Open Award’s website here.

Adult Education Budgets

The Adult Education Budget (AEB) provides individuals aged 19 and above with the skills and learning to progress, be that in the workplace or in to further education such as an apprenticeship.