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FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

The Functional skills set of qualifications are designed to provide people with useful practical skills and knowledge in English, Maths and ICT. The aim is to give them the confidence to operate effectively and independently, in the workplace in education or in their everyday life. The qualifications have been developed as an alternative to GCSEs in response to employers’ recommendations and needs, set out in the government’s 14-19 Education and Skills White Paper. They can be delivered as stand-alone qualifications or integrated into apprenticeships, GCSEs, diplomas, or other learning programmes. Our partnership with Industry Qualifications (IQ) enables OCN London registered centres to deliver IQ Functional Skills Qualifications in English, maths and ICT from Entry 1 through to Level 2. If you are a centre you will benefit from on-demand testing, different modes of test delivery and a simple pricing structure. We will work directly with you help you with the administration, quality assurance and curriculum.

Note that functional skills have replaced the Key Skills qualifications for Communication, Application of Number and ICT for post-16 learners and in apprenticeship frameworks. They have also replaced Skills for Life (Adult Literacy and Adult Numeracy) qualifications at Levels 1 and 2.

English

IQ Functional Skills Qualification in English at Entry Level 1
IQ Functional Skills Qualification in English at Entry Level 2
IQ Functional Skills Qualification in English at Entry Level 3
IQ Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 1
IQ Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2

Mathematics

IQ Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Entry Level 1
IQ Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Entry Level 2
IQ Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Entry Level 3
IQ Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Level 1
IQ Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Level 2

ICT

IQ Functional Skills Qualification in ICT at Entry Level 1
IQ Functional Skills Qualification in ICT at Entry Level 2
IQ Functional Skills Qualification in ICT at Entry Level 3
IQ Functional Skills Qualification in ICT at Level 1
IQ Functional Skills Qualification in ICT at Level 2


See also maths and English, Information Communication Technology