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Instructions for Conducting Controlled Assessments


The rules set out in this document must be adhered to during ALL Skillsfirst Functional Skills exams - they apply to both on-screen and paper-based exams.


It is important to note that Skillsfirst Functional Skills exams must not be conducted in a public place. If you wish to seek clarification on this please contact the Skillsfirst team at


Click here to access Skillsfirst Instructions for Conducting Controlled Assessments.

For Functional Skills ICT, it is important that you also familiarise yourselves with the additional invigilation guidance specifically relating to ICT.


Failure to conduct exams in line with Skillsfirst Instructions for Conducting Controlled Assessments, could potentially result in a sanction, investigation and the voiding of learners exams.


Instructions for Conducting Controlled Assessments

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