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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

This page is those centres that use Open Awards old style Functional Skills only. During the transition period from September 2016 until February 2017 they are able to use the previous specification. New centres should direct themselves to our new specification Functional Skills centre page.

Invigilation

Handbook and Qualification Details
Legacy Functional Skills Centre Handbook
Find all information here regarding Functional Skills Qualifications with Open Awards.

 
Functional Skills Qualification Details
Document name Details
Assessment ‘Window’ Candidate Confidentiality Statement  This statement must be completed by all candidates who sit an Assessment within an agreed  flexible Assessment Window. Completed forms must be returned electronically, with the papers for marking. Open Awards must be notified immediately of any known or suspected infringement of the conditions.
Assessment Notice for Learners

To be issued/read to Learner prior to assessments commencing.


Invigilation Procedures – for Tutors and Invigilators

To be issued to all invigilators – to be followed at all times when invigilating
assessments.


Functional Skills External Marked Assessments Invigilator Checklist Form

To be issued to all invigilators – to be followed at all times when invigilating assessments.

Marking and Assessment

Document name Details
Assessment Tracking Form (Entry Level English) Used by centre to track achievement of Entry level English components – also used when completing RACs centre transfers components achieved (not fails)
Assessment Tracking Form (Entry Level Mathematics and ICT)
Used by centre to track achievement of Entry level Mathematics and ICT quals –
also used when completing RACs centre transfers components achieved (not fails)
Functional Skills Marking Periods for 2015-2016 Marking schedule for externally marked assessments, including cut-off dates for marking, results and certification.

Internal Verification

Document name Details
Approved Lead Assessor Nomination Form Completed by centres when nominating an Approved Lead Assessor to the External Verifier.
Observation of Internal Assessment Guidance and Report Form 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 Planning Document  Records planning the sampling of learners’ work – listing all learners and identifies which will be sampled.
Internal Verification Tracking Document  Records sampling of learners’ work – listing all learners and identifies which were actually sampled.
Internal Verification Feedback from IV to Assessor Form Used to provide feedback to Assessors when sampling of learners’ work has been internally verified – supports internal quality assurance.

External Verification

Document name Details
Centre visit - Quality Improvement Action Plan  
Functional Skills External Verifier Guidelines  
Functional Skills External Verifier Report Proforma  
Functional Skills External Verifier Sampling Record  
Functional Skills External Marked Assessments External Verifier Invigilation Observation Checklist