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Reformed Functional Skills English and Mathematics Levels 1 and 2 qualifications

 

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The reformed Functional Skills English and Mathematics Levels 1 and 2 qualifications have followed a government reform and regulatory evaluation process to improve their rigour and relevance, ensuring they meet employer needs in terms of skills and knowledge that learners achieve.

 

Skillsfirst’s reformed Functional Skills English and Mathematics Levels 1 and 2 qualifications follow a skills-based approach so that they fully support learners to operate effectively and confidently in education, employment and everyday life and through a wide range of apprenticeship programmes. They are designed to bring real-life contexts and scenarios into the learning environment by exploring topics that are authentic and allow learners to develop transferable knowledge, skills and understanding relevant to everyday life and work.

 

What you can expect:

 

 

Whilst exams are going through the awarding process, Reformed Functional Skills exam results will be released within a maximum of 32 working days from the day that the exam was uploaded to Skillsfirst.

 

Ofqual’s dedicated reformed Functional Skills webpage

 

Ofqual have created a dedicated area on Ofqual.gov.uk for Functional Skills qualifications. The collection page brings together the resources they have developed to support the reform programme, including a podcast and animation. In addition, Ofqual have also published a blog on Functional Skills reform which helps to explain the changes to the qualifications ahead of first teaching in September 2019. The resources are aimed at users of qualifications (including centres and practitioners).

 

Select the reformed Functional Skills qualifications pages on the right-hand side for more information.

 

* Fees from £16 per registration, per subject and level.

 

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Reformed Functional Skills

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