NCFE Functional Skills ICT Level 1 Past Papers

NCFE Functional Skills ICT Level 1 past papers are differ to other exam boards – they take place using NCFE’s online platform, called Surpass Viewer. The contents of the exams are broadly similar, however, with the exam being split into two sections – a shorter one and a longer one. Submission of evidence of completion of questions takes place through the online platform, rather than having to deal with files on the computer directly.

There are 2 hours 30 minutes available for the exam.

Section A – 21 marks – 45 minutes

Section B – 39 marks – 1 hour 45 minutes

There are a total of 60 marks available for this exam.


Candidates will be assessed on these three skills in the exam:

  1. Using ICT
  2. Finding and Selecting Information
  3. Developing, Presenting and Communicating Information

Developing, presenting and communicating information is the most important skill out of the three listed, however a strong basis of knowledge in all three areas is necessary for success.

NCFE Functional Skills ICT Level 1: Key Details

Qualification Title NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Level 1
Qualification Number Qualification Number 600/0030/2
Approved age ranges Approved age ranges Pre-16, 16-18, 19+
Total Qualification Time (TQT) Total Qualification Time (TQT) 52 hours
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 45 hours
Assessment type Assessment type Externally set, on-demand assessment.
Grading Grading The qualification is graded Pass/Fail.
Entry requirements Entry requirements No prior knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are required.