Functional Skills Reform

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Pearson believes it is important to work with our centres and learners to ensure the support and assessment offered around our reformed Functional Skills comprehensively meets your needs. We will post regular updates on our actions and those of The Regulator.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Our expert talks you through some of the frequently asked questions around the reform of Functional Skills.

Latest updates

Learn about the latest updates for the Functional Skills reform of English and Mathematics.

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Watch our latest webinars discussing the reform of Functional Skills English and Mathematics qualifications, in preparation for first teach in September 2019.

Useful centre-related documents

Pearson has created a document to provide important information and considerations that centres need to be aware of with the reformed Functional Skills. Following their consultation last year, the Department for Education (DfE) have published the new reformed Functional Skills subject content for English and Mathematics from Entry 1 to Level 2.

From September 2019, all new Functional Skills assessments will be based on this subject content. Ofqual has also published documents covering the conditions and requirements for the reformed English and maths. 

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These mapping documents will help support your transition into the reformed Functional Skills English and Mathematics qualifications, set for first teaching in September 2019.

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