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Keywords e.g. warehousing
Qualification Code e.g. 600/5640/X
Keywords e.g. warehousing
Unit Code e.g. Y/505/4889
Open Awards Unit ID e.g. CBF498
Keywords e.g. warehousing
Open Awards Unit Code e.g. UA33ART12
Open Awards Unit ID e.g. CBF521

Functional Skills

We offer a full suite of Functional Skills qualifications including Entry 1,2 and 3 and Level 1 and 2. We are proud to be working as part of the Awarding Consortium to provide you with the best quality functional skill offer.

This page contains links to all the documents you will need to deliver Functional Skills with Open Awards. If you are new to working with us the best place to start is the Qualification Guide for the subject and level you are planning to offer. It will provide you with an overview of how everything works and how all the other documents provided fit into our processes.

On this page you will find:

  • Qualification Guides
  • Assessment Documentation
  • Internal Verification Documentation
  • External Quality Assurance Documentation 
  • Recognition of Prior Learning Documentation

Qualification Guides

English

Entry 1

Entry 2

Entry 3

Level 1

Level 2

An overview of how the Functional Skills Qualification in English works at the specified level of Delivery.

Maths

Entry 1

Entry 2

Entry 3

Level 1

Level 2

An overview of how the Functional Skills Qualification in Maths works at the specified level of Delivery.

ICT

Entry 1

Entry 2

Entry 3

Level 1

Level 2

An overview of how the Functional Skills Qualification in ICT works at the specified level of Delivery.

Open Awards Centre Handbook

Contains information on the administrative processes for the delivery of Functional Skills qualifications.

Assessment (General)

Sample Assessments

Sample assessments for each subject at each level

Functional Skills XAMS User Guidance 

Explains how to schedule and administer assessments using our XAMS system

Assessment Venue Requirements

Outlines the specific requirements that must be followed for the room in which the assessment is taken.

Invigilation Requirements

Outlines the requirements invigilators must follow when conducting assessments

Assessment (Speaking and Listening)

Speaking, Listening and Communication Assessment Specification Level 1

Contains instructions on how to conduct assessments for this component at Level 1

 

Speaking, Listening and Communication Assessment Specification Level 2

Contains instructions on how to conduct assessments for this component at Level 2

Speaking Listening and Communication Assessment Template Level 1 

Optional form for  recording Speaking, Listening and communication Judgements at Level 1

Speaking, Listening and Communication Assessment Template Level 2

Optional form for  recording Speaking, Listening and communication Judgements at Level 2

Assessment (Entry Level only)

Assessment Tracking Form (Entry Level English)

Optional for tracking achievement of Entry level English components

Assessment Tracking Form (Entry Level Mathematics and ICT)

Optional for tracking achievement of Entry level Mathematics and ICT quals

Internal Verification

Observation of Internal Assessment Guidance and Report Form

Form for observing practical assessments. Minimum of 10% of cohort for all levels of English Speaking, Listening and Communication and Entry L1 Mathematics must be observed by appropriate 2nd tutor/assessor, and recorded.

Internal Verification Tracking Document 

Optional for recording sampling of learners’ work – listing all learners and identifies which were actually sampled.

Internal Verification Feedback from IV to Assessor Form

Optional for providing feedback to assessors when sampling of learners’ work has been internally verified – supports internal quality assurance.

Internal Verification Panel form

Mandatory for recording internal verification decisions for Speaking, Listening and Communication at Level 1 and Level 2

External Quality Assurance

Unannounced Visits Guidance

Explains how we will conduct unannounced visits to ensure our requirements are being followed

Sanctions Policy

Details the sanctions we will impose on centres if we find they are not meeting our requirements

Recognition of Prior Learning

Learner Past Achievement Form

Enables learners to claim for an English component achieved with another awarding organisation