Functional Skills

Fuel provide an end to end Functional Skills development pathway from Initial assessment through to examination. The Fuel team will work with participants to ensure they receive the training they need to confidently pass the level 2 qualification.

The training will be a mixture of on-site face to face, remote face to face via video call, and e-learning. Participants will only need to study for the components they need to improve, as demonstrated through online diagnostic tool.

Fuel Functional Skills Team

The team are highly skilled and work with many participants where English is a second language, and can also provide a high level of specialised support for participants with identified learning difficulties.

Vicky Harris - functional skills

Vicky Harris

Head of Functional Skills

Vicky is passionate about delivering an engaging and fresh approach to Functional Skills, contextualising the learning to be immediately relevant and applicable. Vicky leads the team to support learners to achieve their Maths and English qualifications, which delivers significant personal gain and business benefits to the learners through their increased confidence and capability at work.

Jodie - functional skills

Jodie Dugdale

Functional Skills Trainer

Jodie’s 8 years of experience in delivering Functional Skills English and Maths is evident in her depth of knowledge, and ability to offer enhanced support. Participants can find returning to learning daunting, and they quickly warm to Jodie’s calming and confident approach. Jodie is widely experienced in delivering English as a Second Language, and providing specialist support to help all learners achieve successful outcomes.

Pippa - functional skills

Philippa Gamble

Functional Skills Trainer

Philippa echos the Fuel vision of delivering Maths and English learning that is relevant, inspiring and unique. Philippa’s background in learning and development, and experience in the logistics industry, gives her the ability to quickly tailor the learning to specific work environments, so participants experience a direct application of their enhanced Maths and English capability throughout their apprenticeship programme, and in the workplace.


Our overall pass rate for 2018/19 was 100%

1st time Pass Rate 97%

(The national average for this was only 58%)

1st time Pass Rate 93%

(The national average for this was only 53%)

Online tools

Participants use an online platform called Dynamic Learning to access a full range of tools and resources designed to support every aspect of the participants English and Maths requirements.


The course was tailored to EMT and the trainer had great knowledge of the business. I have attended several leadership courses and this was by far the best as it was very genuine and the trainer had a real passion and flair for getting the candidates engaged and see what the benefits are to EMT and their personal leadership style. Excellent.

Claire Ansley
Manager, East Midlands Trains

Thank you for your presentation last week. The content went down well and you succeeded in getting the team(s) to think about their own situations and to start questioning what it is that they find inspiring within the workplace and life generally. The feedback was positive.

Ian Thomas
Director of Business Development, Specsavers