On April 22nd Ofqual published updates to the conditions, requirements, and guidance for Functional Skills qualifications. Ofqual has made these updates due to the Secretary of State’s decision to extend the end date for continuing learners on the legacy Functional Skills qualifications to 31st July 2021.
You can view the updated documents by following the links to the GOV.UK site below.
- Functional Skills English: Conditions & Requirements
- Functional Skills English: Guidance
- Functional Skills Mathematics: Conditions & Requirements
- Functional Skills Mathematics: Guidance
In a statement on the GOV.UK site, Ofqual said:
“In December 2020 we consulted with awarding organisations offering the legacy qualifications on the proposed minor changes to our conditions and guidance. We did not receive any objections to our proposals, and we have therefore implemented the changes to our conditions to extend the regulation end dates for the legacy qualifications.”
“We have written to awarding organisations that offer the legacy qualifications separately to inform them of our decisions.”