Ofqual Functional Skills Thematic Review
Last year Ofqual carried out a review of Functional Skills Mathematics and English at Level 2. This included input from all awarding organisations offering the qualifications including our partner awarding organisation Skillsfirst.
The outcomes and actions from the review have now been made public and as a result, awarding organisations are making changes in four key areas:
• improving the quality of assessment materials
• reducing the risk of malpractice and maladministration
• strengthening standard setting procedures
• evaluating better how far qualifications are meeting user needs
Ofqual’s full report can be viewed here.
Skillsfirst is currently working towards completing these recommendations and any changes which impact on the delivery of these qualifications will be in future Approved Centre Updates and on our website.