The Department for Education is currently seeking views on the proposed subject content for reformed Functional Skills in English and mathematics.
The reformed subject content consultation asks questions on the proposed content for all five qualification levels - Entry Levels 1-3, Level 1 and Level 2 – and covers the essential knowledge and understanding for the subject at that level.
The updated subject content is intended to improve students’ underlying skills and knowledge (such as reading, spelling and arithmetic) as well as improving communication skills.
In parallel with this consultation, Ofqual will be consulting on the revised regulatory requirements for the reformed Functional Skills. This consultation will be available from 27 September.
The Functional Skills review aims to have revised qualifications ready for teaching from September 2019.