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Functional skills qualifications in English, mathematics and ICT are available at Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3, level 1 and level 2. This section of the Excellence Gateway website gives an overview of the qualifications and of the assessment outcomes for qualifications at each level.
This collection sets out rules and regulations for functional skills qualifications.
This set of diagnostic assessment materials for literacy, language and numeracy (Entry 1 to Level 2) was a national development in 2002. Included are materials for assessing learners on the pre-entry curriculum framework (Milestones 4-8) and materials for assessing the need for support for dyslexia.
There is no nationally developed initial assessment tool designed specifically for functional skills. However, this information on the Excellence Gateway legacy website provides pointers to enable you to develop your own assessment tool.
Pearson is the UK's most trusted learning partner and publishes resources for primary and secondary schools, colleges, adult learners and libraries. The Functional Skills Teaching and Learning Disks for apprentices, vocational and adult learners provide practical teaching support and resources to help you deliver the functional skills qualifications.
The Basic Skills Agency supported the development of effective programmes of literacy, language and numeracy learning for adults, young people and children, and produced a wide range of resources to support maths and English skills development.
Downloadable embedded numeracy resources for use in a construction context
An introduction to Google Earth as a fun resource to support literacy and numeracy skills development
Downloadable materials for a 20 hour course to enable learners to improve their memory and their spelling
A group session plan and resources to help embed the core curriculum into Assertiveness training
A review of published guidelines on improving readability and a useful Readability and Design Checklist
A PowerPoint presentation produced by Alice Ryan of Leeds Learning Partnership
A resource designed to support the development of Level 1 Numeracy skills through the use of Ordnance Survey maps
Writing Frames: what they are and how to use them
Chaser cards can be a useful resource for ice-breaker and group based activities
Embedded materials for Level 1 Learners with a focus on Number.
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