About us

Skills Forward is one of the UK’s leading eLearning software and assessment solutions for Functional Skills, GCSEs, apprenticeships and employability skills. We were the first company to introduce an online Functional Skills package in the UK and, last year alone, we provided over 2.9 million assessments to the post-16 employability and skills sector.

Our unique assessments, resources and summative assessments can transform how education providers approach Functional Skills, GCSE and the employability skills development of learners.

The Skills Forward eLearning, assessment and skills development platform software is used by colleges, training providers and employers who want accurate visibility of learner progress. The platform enables providers to digitally capture evidence of a learner’s skills, knowledge and occupational competency and supports their further skills development with high-quality resources.

We work collaboratively with the sector to ensure the needs of their customers and the learners come first. We are driven by the individual successes of the people who use our learning platform and access our curriculum.

Skills Forward is a not-for-profit company and part of the NCFE Group. Our core purpose is to promote and advance learning and we achieve this by providing the opportunity to develop new skills for life and work enabling progression into employment or further education through our products, software and services.

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