Reformed Functional Skills

Our new Functional Skills qualifications are now fully live and updated. 

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.

Online Assessments are available from for bookings and can be booked through the online assessment system for online bookings. 

Paper based external assessment will be available to book on from the 1 August 2020 for the 2020/21 session. Please refer to the our Functional Skills update page here, for further details of when these assessment have been planned in.

The centre must determine a single set date and time within an assessment window for each component and subject level for paper based external assessments.

All external assessments must be conducted in line with our Regulations for the Conduct of External Assessment. NCFE currently do not allow remote invigilation for external assessments.

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

As stated by Ofqual, the regulation end date for legacy Functional Skills qualifications has been extended to 31 December 2020. This is to allow learners who are currently on these qualifications, but who are yet to certificate, an opportunity to complete their qualification due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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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