Functional Skills Qualifications

VTCT has entered into a partnership with Skillsfirst Awards, one of the UK’s lead awarding organisations for Functional Skills qualifications. Skillsfirst Awards is a fast growing and dynamic organisation with an easy-to-use test platform and innovative and engaging assessments.
We have partnered with Skillsfirst Awards to provide Functional Skills qualifications to our centres; we believe centres will greatly benefit from this service which includes a variety of enhancements, including:

  • On-screen and on-demand exams, that may be taken online or downloaded, taken offline, then uploaded at a later time, now including ICT
  • Online practice papers for English, maths and ICT
  • Rapid marking and issuing of grades
  • Comprehensive support and guidance materials
  • Certificates which include the VTCT and Skillsfirst Awards logos

From 15 August 2015, VTCT centres will continue to register their Functional Skills learners using the normal processes under the codes shown below:

VTCT Product Registration Code Title Qualification Number
FSE01 Functional Skills qualification in English at Level 1 501/1497/9
FSE02 Functional Skills qualification in English at Level 2 501/1498/0
FSM01 Functional Skills qualification in mathematics at Level 1 501/1499/2
FSM02 Functional Skills qualification in mathematics at Level 2 501/1437/2
FSI01 Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Level 1 501/1438/4
FSI02 Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Level 2 501/1314/8

 

To access Skillsfirst SecureAssess click here.

All documents relating to Functional Skills can be viewed by clicking the 'Functional Skills Documents' button on the right. To view a webinar about the changes to our Functional Skills qualifications click on the link in the box on the right, alternatively click here to view the PowerPoint presentation.

For Frequently Asked Questions relating to VTCT delivery of SkillsFirst Functional Skills, click here.  

Functional Skills workbooks: Available from Cengage, this series of write-in, subject-specific Functional Skills Maths and English workbooks are an invaluable resource to help learners improve their Maths and English skills and help prepare for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills exams. For further information and to order click here:

Ofqual Documents
  Criteria for Functional Skills Qualifications 
  Controlled Assessment Regulations for Functional Skills
  Functional Skills Subject Criteria
Webinars
Changes to Functional Skills          16 July 2015

Events

Functional Skills English Workshops - Click here for further information.