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Unit Code e.g. Y/505/4889
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Reformed Functional Skills

Open Awards are delighted to announce that we will be developing the new Functional Skills qualifications ready for September 2019. The quality and standard of our qualifications and assessments are of the utmost importance to us, so we are pleased to be working with a group of like-minded Awarded Bodies on the new development to ensure that we can offer you the best quality product and service as we implement these changes. 

We are delighted that our Levels 1 and 2 English and Maths Functional Skills Qualifications have completed Ofqual's technical evaluation process and are now available for first teaching from 1st September 2019. 

The draft qualification specifications/guides and Sample Assessments for all subject and levels can be downloaded below. 

Please note that Entry Levels 1-3 English and Maths are currently undergoing Ofqual’s technical evaluation process so may change before first teaching of September 2019. 

  Maths English
Entry Level 1 Entry Level Functional Skills Maths (Entry 1) Entry Level Functional Skills English (Entry 1)
Entry Level 2 Entry Level Functional Skills Maths (Entry 2) Entry Level Functional Skills English (Entry 2)
Entry Level 3 Entry Level Functional Skills Maths (Entry 3) Entry Level Functional Skills English (Entry 3)
Level 1 Level 1 Functional Skills Maths  Level 1 Functional Skills English
Level 2 Level 2 Functional Skills Maths   Level 2 Functional Skills English

For Frequently Asked Questions on the Reformed Functional Skills, please click here

For more information about the changes and how they may affect you or your learners, please contact the team on or 0151 494 2072.