Functional Skills English: submitting NEA sample files in summer 2024 

Published: Wednesday 10 Apr 2024

For summer 2024 we’ve made changes to the way you submit your non-exam assessment (NEA) coursework samples for Functional Skills English.

For the summer 2024 series onwards, for Level 1 Speaking (8720S) and Level 2 Speaking (8725S), you’ll upload sample files and corresponding admin documentation to us digitally on Centre Services using Centre Marks Submission, so the same place where you submit your NEA marks/grades.

Audio and visual files no longer need to be sent to us on a CD or memory stick, and hard copies of learners’ sample work will need to be submitted digitally.

For the Functional Skills learners must complete the Speaking, Listening and Communicating component, as this is a requirement of the specification.

You’ll also need to send us an audio-visual sample and the appropriate candidate record form which allows us to comply with the Joint Council for Qualifications' (JCQ) rules about moderating the entries for the component.

We’ve got detailed guidance on how to upload NEA coursework samples, including the candidate record form and centre declaration sheet for the requested sample once marks have been submitted. The guidance documents also have helpful questions and answers to support you.

If you’re having difficulties getting an audio-visual recording for any of your learners, please email us at by 30 April 2024 giving the reasons for this.

Get ready to submit moderated NEA files

So that you can be ready to submit files in April and May, we’ve got some helpful tips to help you prepare. There’s more information on our Centre marks submission pages.

Instructions for conducting and recording audio-visual evidence

We have guidance on the requirements for submitting the NEA speaking, listening and communicating component on our website.

The deadline to submit NEA Functional Skills English grades is 15 May 2024.

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