Rules and regulations for new functional skills qualifications in English


Functional Skills English Conditions and Requirements

Ref: Ofqual/19/6526/1 PDF, 1.02MB, 65 pages

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This document sets out rules and regulations for new functional skills qualifications in English. They apply to all functional skills qualifications in English:

  • awarded to learners registered on or after 1 September 2019
  • awarded on or after 1 September 2020

Read the associated guidance to understand how to comply with these rules.

You should also read our requirements for all qualifications.

Published 28 June 2018
Last updated 9 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated document to reflect changes following consultation to increase the Guided Learning Hours in Functional Skills
  2. Document updated to include Department for Education's subject content, and the purposes of the qualification.
  3. First published.