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Functional skills qualifications: requirements and guidance

Rules and guidance for functional skills qualifications.

This collection sets out rules and guidance for functional skills qualifications.

You should also read the requirements for all awarding organisations and qualifications.

All legacy Functional Skills qualifications

Including all qualifications in ICT

English (legacy qualifications)

Qualifications awarded before 1 September 2020 to learners registered before 1 September 2019

  1. Functional Skills criteria for English

English (reformed qualifications)

Qualifications awarded to learners registered on or after 1 September 2019, and all qualifications awarded on or after 1 September 2020

  1. Functional skills English conditions and requirements
  2. Functional skills English guidance

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  1. Functional Skills criteria for ICT

Mathematics (legacy qualifications)

Qualifications awarded before 1 September 2020 to learners registered before 1 September 2019

  1. Functional Skills criteria for mathematics

Mathematics (reformed qualifications)

Qualifications awarded to learners registered on or after 1 September 2019, and all qualifications awarded on or after 1 September 2020

Published 19 November 2014
Last updated 28 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added new rules and guidance for reformed functional skills qualifications
  2. First published.