Functional Skills qualifications are not covered by the JCQ regulations and guidance for access arrangements. Check the details given here carefully, and contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Specific guidance on access arrangements is available for the following qualifications:
The information below only refers to legacy Functional Skills. For administration information about our new reformed Functional Skills please visit our admin overview page.
For Functional Skills qualifications that are entirely internally-assessed, you do not need to apply to us. However you need to make sure that access arrangements for internally-assessed Functional Skills units are in line with Ofqual’s Functional Skills qualifications criteria.
Access arrangements must not affect the reliability or validity of assessment outcomes. They must not give the student an advantage over other students undertaking the same or similar assessments.
For specific advice on applying access arrangements to internally-assessed units, please contact the special requirements team at email@example.com.
The qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland have also published specific criteria for the individual Functional Skills in English, Mathematics and ICT: