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Functional Skills UK

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Who is Functional Skills UK?

We are an independent Brighton based boutique training provider with courses running in Kent, Sussex and Surrey. We provide a wide range of qualifications which can be completed both online and face-to-face including Functional Skills and online short courses. We also run more leisure-based courses through our sister company, Swim UK!

Whether you are employed or unemployed, our aim is to help individuals develop their skills both in and out of the workplace.

Meet the Team

Paul Smith – Managing Director
Luke Hardy – C.E.O
Charlie Dew – Head of Compliance

Functional Skills Team

Stacey Powell – Functional Skills Manager
Saffron Bolingbroke – Functional Skills Account Lead
Alfie Highland – Multiply and Functional Skills Officer / Tutor
Xavier Woods – Functional Skills Support Officer / Tutor

Curriculum Team

Steve Henman – Curriculum Lead ESOL and Multiply
Sacha Lansdall – Curriculum Operations Coach Tutor
Valeria Rafla– Community Engagement Advisor

Apprenticeship and Quality 

Elaine Clarke – Head of Apprenticeships and Quality Manager
Debbie Kelly– Assessor / IQA
Julia Hardy – Apprenticeship Coordinator
Orsi Jakab – Tutor / Assessor / IQA


David Harvey – Senior Lead Tutor
Tom Wood – Tutor
Edina Husanovic – Tutor
Mariam Obeid – Tutor
Dariia Semenenko – Tutor
Nigel Sarjudeen – Tutor
Sarah Priest – Tutor
Iryna Rice – Tutor

Watch our company video below!