Functional Skills

Changes to Bookings Process for Entry Level Information and Communication Technology (ICT) WEF 21 February 2022

Changes to the bookings process for Entry level ICT have been made in line with the bookings of functional skills controlled assessments.

From 21 February 2022, controlled assessments for Entry level ICT will be available directly from the NCFE Portal, making it easier and more secure to access the assessments required. To access assessment material, book registered learners for their ICT assessment and topic within 6 weeks of their planned assessment date. For further details on how to make or cancel a booking, please refer to the Portal User Guide

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Functional Skills Results Release

Changes to results release dates for Functional Skills over upcoming Bank Holidays

With Bank Holidays fast approaching, we would like to inform our Functional Skills customers that our offices will be closed on the following bank holidays in England and Wales https://www.gov.uk/bank-holidays

Our Functional Skills external assessment results are released 6 working days from the date assessment papers are received (Paper Based), or an external assessment is uploaded to our online system (Online/Remote Invigilation). 

Over the bank holidays, results release dates will shift slightly due to our offices being closed. 

Please see the table below for the amended dates learners will receive results on the portal for onscreen assessments:

April Bank Holidays

Date Assessment Uploaded

Date Result Available on Portal

09 - 11 April 22

20 April 22

12 April 22

21 April 22

13 April 22

22 April 22

14 April 22

25 April 22

15 – 19 April 22

26 April 22

 

May Bank Holiday

Date Assessment Uploaded

Date Result Available on Portal

23 April 22 – 25 April 22

03 May 22

26 April 22

04 May 22

27 April 22

05 May 22

28 April 22

06 May 22

29 April 22

09 May 22

30 April 22 - 03 May 22

10 May 22

 

June Bank Holidays

Date Assessment Uploaded

Date Result Available on Portal

26 May 22

06 June 22

27 May 22

07 June 22

28 May 22 – 30 May 22

08 June 22

31 May 22

09 June 22

01 June 22

10 June 22

02 June 22 – 06 June 22

13 June 22

 

Paper based assessments will be released 6 working days from the day we receive the completed assessment paper which will replicate the above timelines however we will not be able to accept papers on any of the bank holiday dates as our office will be closed.

 

Below you will find the links to the qualification information pages that have all the qualification specific support materials for each subject/level. These materials include the latest sample papers, teaching resources, schemes of work and assessment information as well as links to the key pieces of information you require to deliver the qualifications.

Check out how results release for Functional Skills Assessments will shift over the Christmas season.

Online assessments are available for on demand bookings and can be booked through the online assessment system.

We also offer a Remote Invigilation solution for online assessment that allows the learner to sit their online assessment without the need for centre invigilation, for more information click here.

Our paper-based assessments are also available on demand and can be booked through the online portal system.

All external assessments must be conducted in line with our Regulations for the Conduct of External Assessment.

NCFE Entry Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in English
NCFE Entry Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification in English
NCFE Entry Level 3 Functional Skills Qualification in English
NCFE Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in English
NCFE Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification in English

NCFE Entry Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics
NCFE Entry Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics
NCFE Entry Level 3 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics
NCFE Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics
NCFE Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics

NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Entry Level 1
NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Entry Level 2
NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Entry Level 3
NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Level 1
NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Level 2

FAQs

As there are changes to various processes in line with the government’s reform for these qualifications, we’ve created an FAQ guide to help you find out about these changes at a glance.

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Functional Skills update – April 2022

Due to the changes of Functional Skills qualifications and the processes around them in line with the reform, we need to make you aware of important information regarding assessment dates, fees, invigilation and documents.

Invigilation Information and Guidance Webinar

This Webinar provides information around who can and who cannot invigilate Functional Skills external assessments. We strongly advise that you listen to this before submitting a request for an Invigilation Exception.

Request for contextualisation of Functional Skills Controlled Assessments

This form is for centres to request validation of contextualised Functional Skills exam papers to a given activity.

Invigilation Exception Requests: Functional Skills

If you require an exception to the conditions regarding the invigilation of Functional Skills assessments please click here.

Assessment Delivery Support

In this section, you can access:

  • Functional Skills feedback requests
  • Functional Skills online automated feedback
  • Transfer of achievement

Functional Skills pass rates 2020-2021

We've made the decision to release our 2020-21 pass rates for the Functional Skills external assessments to provide our centres with an overview of the national rate across each assessment. Click to read more.

Functional Skills – Online Sample Assessments

Our online sample assessments provide learners with an opportunity to practice taking an NCFE Functional Skills assessment on our online assessment platform.

Functional Skills Events

In this section you will find:

  • Functional Skills Delivery Days
  • Functional Skills Webinars

ICT Assessment Resources & Prep

In this section you will find:

  • Sample Papers
  • Functional Skills Exemplar Materials
  • ICT Pre-Release Data Files
  • Top Exam Tips
  • Guide to setting up External Assessment
  • Amplification Guides
  • Live Internal Assessment Materials
  • Assessment Delivery Support

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