Reformed Functional Skills qualifications in English and mathematics have recently been submitted to Ofqual for evaluation. The reformed qualifications are for first teaching from September 2019. Students starting their Functional Skills qualifications on or after 1 September 2019 must be entered for the reformed qualifications.
For more information please read this subject information update.
Functional Skills qualifications are designed to enable students to develop confidence and fluency in maths and English.
They equip students with the practical skills to get the most out of education, work and everyday life and to help them function more confidently, effectively and independently.