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Functional Skills in Information and Communication Technology at Level 1 and Level 2

The Functional Skills Qualifications at Level 1 and Level 2 in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) aims to equip learners with the skills and confidence to apply, combine and adapt their ICT knowledge and skills to new situations in their life and work in a range of contexts and for various purposes.

They are concerned with developing and recognising the ability of learners to apply and transfer skills in ways that are appropriate to their situation. The assessments therefore focus on functionality and the application of skills as articulated by the Functional Skills criteria in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Functional Skills in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) assessments are designed to assess confident and competent use of the interrelated skills of:

  • Using ICT
  • Finding and selecting information
  • Developing, presenting and communicating information

The assessments are externally developed by Open Awards and are designed as assessment tasks based on real life contexts. Contexts may be based on for example:

  • Work and education
  • Community, citizenship and environment
  • Family, home and social issues

The qualifications require learners to successfully achieve assessment tasks that are externally set and marked. The assessments are developed and marked by Open Awards.

Below is an extract from the Open Awards sample assessment papers for Functional Skills in ICT at Level 1 and Level 2.

The full sample assessment papers are only available to existing Open Awards centres. If your centre is already working with Open Awards, please click here to be taken to the secure portal. You will find the Functional Skills sample assessment papers in the drop-down documents menu. Please email us at or call 0151 494 2072 if you have any questions.

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Functional Skills Sample Paper Extracts
Open Awards Functional Skills Qualifications in Information & Communication Technology (ICT) at Level 1 and 2