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IQ to offer Functional Skills for employability

Working with expert partners, IQ is in the process of developing Functional Skills qualifications in English, mathematics and ICT at level 1 and level 2 which reflect the needs of employers and their staff. Assessment will reflect the language and processes of the workplace to enhance employees’ skills and support your bottom line.

IQ is pleased to announce that they are to further enhance their current offer with employer focused Functional Skills qualifications.

Working with expert partners, IQ is in the process of developing Functional Skills qualifications in English, mathematics and ICT at level 1 and level 2 which reflect the needs of employers and their staff.  Assessment will reflect the language and processes of the workplace to enhance employees’ skills and support your bottom line.

The assessment method is expected to provide a solution to the issues that have hampered the introduction of functional skills into the workplace. Key aspects of the offer will be:

  • Assessments can be booked and taken on the same day.
  • Assessments can be taken both on or offline, in the workplace or in a provider location.
  • Assessments will reflect the language of the work place and include transferable elements such as customer services, employability and health and safety.
  • Assessment will include computer marked elements, with some instant results, decreasing marking time to less than five days.

This all makes for the most employer-led Functional Skills qualifications in the market today.

With the recent announcement from John Hayes confirming his support for Functional Skills in Apprenticeships, IQ expects to have Functional Skills qualifications available early next summer (2012). With the end date of Key Skills being September 2012 this development could not have been timelier.

IQ is a mutual organisation and welcomes members to work with them on their development to ensure that the needs of the provider, the employer and the learner are at the heart of the offer. If you would like to work with IQ to help develop their Functional Skills qualifications, or just to be kept up to date with the progress, please email Maureen Emmett with your contact details.  m.emmett@industryqualifications.org.uk

We look forward to working with you.


Dec 20, 2011 11:20 AM
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