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Functional Skills Reform

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Functional Skills have been going under a reform over the past few years. The reform was aimed to make the qualifications more robust and valid with the changing trend of what is deemed 'functional' within the workplace and to meet employer needs.The qualification reform will only apply to Maths and English functional skills. Reformed Functional Skills will be Ofqual regulated. 

From 1st September 2019, centres will only be able to register learners onto the reformed Functional Skills, where there will be brand new assessments on the subject content for English and Maths. ICT remains unchanged. Candidates registered prior to September 1st will be able to take the current (legacy) functional skills up to July 2020. 

For further information regarding the reform and what has changed, please click here.

You can access the published versions of the subject content and the conditions set by the DfE and Ofqual.

Subject Content for Functional Skills: Maths

Conditions and Requirements for Functional Skills: Maths

Subject Content for Functional Skills: English

Conditions and Requirements for Functional Skills: English

For further information regarding the reform please have a read of our information booklet or get in touch at info@industryqualifications.org.uk

Sample Assessments - DRAFT MODE ONLY!

The sample materials for maths and English available at present are currently undergoing Ofqual’s technical evaluation process. As soon as IQ's sample materials have passed Ofqual's technical evaluation process we will provide an update and final versions of these sample assessments will become available. Please note the content within these sample assessments are subject to change. 

Maths

Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 1 - Paper and MS (draft mode)

Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 2 - Paper and MS (draft mode)

Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 3 - Paper and MS (draft mode)

Functional Skills Maths Level 1 - Paper and MS (draft mode)

Functional Skills Maths Level 2 - Paper and MS (draft mode)

English

Functional Skills English Entry Level 1 - Paper and MS (draft mode)

Functional Skills English Entry Level 2 - Paper and MS (draft mode)

Functional Skills English Entry Level 3 - Paper and MS (draft mode)

Functional Skills English Level 1 - Paper and MS (draft mode)

Functional Skills English Level 2 - Paper and MS (draft mode)