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Given the ongoing situation regarding Coronavirus, for the health and safety of our Skillsfirst team members, all Skillsfirst employees are currently working from home.


As a result of this, it is with regret we have made the difficult decision to cancel all paper-based Functional Skills exams until further notice. On a positive note, our on-screen Functional Skills exams remain available on-screen and are available 24/7.


Please be assured we are doing our very best to continue to provide our normal services wherever possible, we remain committed to supporting our customers and learners.


We will continue to review this situation regularly and update you accordingly, in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us if you require support at


We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.


Reformed Functional Skills

IMPORTANT: Paper-based exams

Remote SLC assessments for Legacy and Reformed Functional Skills English Levels 1 & 2

Staff Competency

Instructions for Conducting Controlled Assessments

Practice Papers

Maths Functionality Tool

Skillsfirst English Level 1

Skillsfirst English Level 2

Skillsfirst Maths Level 1

Skillsfirst Maths Level 2

RFS News Updates

Senior Examiner Reports

Using XAMS

XAMS Tutorial Videos


Sample Assessment Materials