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

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Level 1
Minimum entry age

Who is this qualification suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 14 and above. The NCFE Functional Skills qualification in ICT at Level 1 is an ideal qualification for learners wishing to develop practical, transferable skills in ICT in order to work confidently, effectively and independently in life. It is suitable for a wide range of individuals and is fundamental to the successful completion of various wider qualifications and frameworks, such as Foundation Learning, the Diploma and Apprenticeships.

Remote invigilation:

Learners are now able to complete online/onscreen external assessments at home using our remote invigilation solution. Also referred to as remote proctoring, remote invigilation allows a learner to be observed via audio and visual links when completing their online/onscreen external assessment at home.

NCFE offers a remote invigilation solution for all our Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills external assessments. Find out how to get approval here.

Useful links:

Regulations for the Conduct of Controlled Assessment

Qualification Specific Instructions for Delivery (QSID)

Qualification Specification
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This qualification specification contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in the planning, delivery and assessment.

Functional Skills Criteria for ICT
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This Ofqual document sets out the rules and regulations for Functional Skills ICT.

Functional Skills ICT Qualification Factsheet
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This document provides an overview of our Functional Skills ICT offering at Levels 1 and 2.

ICT Level 1 Sample - P000268
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ICT Level 1 Sample - P000288
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ICT Level 1 Sample - P000337
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ICT Level 1 Pre-Release Data Files Sample
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Chief Examiner Report - Functional Skills ICT September 2019
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Qualification specification (Word)
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This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification in MS Word format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Mandatory units

  1. Information and Communication Technology (J/601/2275)

ICT Amplification Guide

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Where assessments take place in an online on-demand format, they will continue to be available in this format. Assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021.

We have now launched our remote invigilation solution and more information can be found on our website. We have also launched our on-demand paper-based offer. For more information, please go to the Functional Skills page of our website.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT FSQ ICT L1_2 V1.0
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