Subject content for Functional Skills - opportunity to comment

Draft subject content for maths and English Functional Skills qualifications has been published today – Monday 15 August – and will be available for comment and feedback until Monday 12 September.

The opportunity to comment on the proposed subject content for Functional Skills represents the final stage of the first phase of the Functional Skills Reform Programme – in which stakeholders from across the education, training and employment sectors have been widely consulted with on the proposed changes.

Sue Southwood, Head of Maths and English, Professional Standards and Workforce Development at the ETF, said:

“Many experts and stakeholders have already contributed to developing the subject content over the past months and we now look forward to welcoming your views on our proposals. While this will mostly be of interest to awarding organisations, we also expect that it will help students, teachers and employers gain a clear idea of the purpose, aims, outcomes and content for maths and English Functional Skills.

“With the comments and feedback that you provide we will be able to produce robust and credible qualifications that will enable people to have the skills and confidence they need to progress in work, further study and life.”

The draft subject content for maths and English Functional Skills is available for comment until 5pm Monday 12 September. Following this, a final report, including recommendations for draft standards and subject content will be prepared and delivered to Ministers, at the Department for Education, by the end of September. A copy of this report will be published on the Foundation website.

In order to support teachers and trainers, the Foundation will produce new Functional Skills core curricula. These will be ready in Spring 2017.

As with previous stages of the Functional Skills Reform Programme, this consultation is hosted by Pye Tait Consulting.

For more information please contact:

Ed Melia, ed.melia@etfoundation.co.uk or call: 07843 38 44 50.

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