Withdrawal of Functional Skills Qualifications

As centres may be aware, these qualifications have been subject to review and reformed qualifications should be available nationally  from 2019-20 academic year. Ascentis has made the decision not to proceed with the development of the new Functional Skills qualifications at any level. As a consequence of this, the decision has been made that Ascentis will withdraw the current Functional Skills qualifications at all levels, following normal procedures. The withdrawal date is 31st October 2018. For further details, please see the letter here.

You can find some sample assessments for use with your learners below.  These include the mark schemes and are at various levels.  

English Sample Assessments

ICT Sample Assessments

Maths Sample Assessments

Speaking and Listening Sample Assessments 

Guidance for Centres

Functional Skills Centre Guidance

Functional Skills Examiner Reports for English and Maths 2016/17

FS English Examiners Report

FS Maths Examiners Report