Supporting Functional Skills providers through Covid-19

We are bringing together resources and information to support your delivery, assessment and certification of Functional Skills to enable your learners to continue their progress in life and work.

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We are working with Ofqual to develop the fairest and most effective alternative arrangements for the assessment of Functional Skills. This alternative solution will allow you to continue with your delivery as smoothly and easily as possible to allow learners to achieve their Functional Skills qualifications, given the current government guidance.

Ofqual will be producing specific advice which will allow us to implement these alternative arrangements and we will be in touch with you to confirm the details as soon as they are available.

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We are working with colleagues in Ofqual, the Department for Education (DfE) and the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and monitoring the situation closely.

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The topic-based content covers key areas within the new specifications and includes materials for Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2. We’ve identified the main problem areas that can hold learners back as well as new or challenging content in the reformed qualifications, so our resources will enable practitioners to work closely with learners to help them progress through difficult areas of the syllabus with confidence. 

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These short and easy to digest online lessons have been broken down into specific areas of learning. Targeting such areas that are either new to the qualifications through the reform or areas which have proved challenging in the past.

Current lessons that are available are list below. Continue to check back to our website for any further additions.

  • Functional Skills Maths | Level 1 | Bearings
  • Functional Skills Maths | Level 2 | Estimating Mean from Grouped Frequency
  • Functional Skills English | All Levels | Spelling Strategies

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We have provided some guidance to support you in administering assessments in this way.