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Functional Skills Updating Events

In partnership with EM Skills and some of our awarding organisation partners, IQ is delighted to bring you the Functional Skills Updating Events!

Running in the first half of May, these events are not to be missed as we're going to be bringing you a packed programme of lively discussion and practical workshops to four locations across the country, completely free of charge!

Highlights include the launch of new learning resources from Hodder Education (see below), an update on recent Government policy and the wider educational landscape as well as advice from leading Functional Skills expert Maureen Emmett on how to put the 'fun' back into Functional Skills delivery.

The events will take place on the following dates:


If you're interested in attending you can book your free place at but please be aware, spaces are limited and tickets are being distributed on a first come first served basis.

The programme will run as follows:

12.00 -  Registration and lunch

12.45 - Welcome from the host OCN

1.15 - Update on the landscape for functional skills.
Maureen Emmett - EM Skills

1.30 -   New resources - Hodder

2.00 - Toolkit challenge: Putting the ‘fun’ into functional skills. Part 1
Maureen Emmett - EM Skills

2.30 - Refreshments: networking

2.45 - New assessment approach - Industry Qualifications

3.00 - Toolkit challenge: Putting the ‘fun’ into functional skills. Part 2
Maureen Emmett - EM Skills

3.45 - Plenary
Host OCN

4.00 - Close


For more information please get in touch.


Hodder Functional Skills Solution


Guide your learners from initial assessment to exam success with this comprehensive new online
service from Hodder Education, one of the largest providers of FE resources in the UK.


Developed with support from Functional Skills expert Maureen Emmett, and delivered via the
award-winning Dynamic Learning platform, this service


  • Generates individual learning plans via an accurate diagnostic tool developed especially for Functional Skills
  • Structures learning and tracks progress through computer-marked assessments
  • Ensures learners have mastered underpinning knowledge with online tutorials
  • Supports non-specialist tutors with tutor guidance notes
  • Helps learners prepare for the assessments with numerous real past papers, complete with examiners’ mark schemes and model answers


It’s the perfect solution for delivering Functional Skills to apprentices, work-based learners and
independent learners in college.


For sample resources, more information or to sign up for a free 30-day trial, please visit

Apr 10, 2014 11:01 AM
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