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Update from QCDA on Functional Skills

QCDA has just updated its Functional Skills site for the first time since early November, and here’s the gist below. Still no further word though on its previously heralded Functional Skills Conference due for March 9th in London, but maybe we only dreamt it? Maybe it’s a Fictional Functional Skills Conference? Get in touch if you know better.

Free guide to functional skills – out today in SecEd

Included with 25th February edition of SecEd is a QCDA-sponsored supplement on functional skills and their position within the four qualification pathways for 14-19 year-olds – Apprenticeships, Diplomas, GCSEs and Foundation Learning. This free booklet guides readers through the need-to-know areas of functional skills, including case studies, interviews and practical advice. To get hold of your copy, look inside the SecEd, which is sent to every school, or visit www.sec-ed.co.uk

Functional skills in action – four new films launched

We’ve launching four short films on functional skills . These films look at some of the ways that pilot centres have been approaching delivery of functional skills within the 14-19 qualification pathways – GCSEs, Diploma, Apprenticeships and Foundation Learning. The films have been launched on the SecEd website, to coincide with the QCDA-sponsored functional skills supplement.

Factsheet on transition arrangements now available

We’ve now produced a factsheet on the transition arrangements for functional skills. The factsheet covers everything you should need to know about the transition from the pilot, to the national implementation.

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