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Functional Skills Online, On Demand, Anytime
Forward-thinking NCFE is easing the pressure for functional skills learners by taking its new qualifications digital and making them available online and on-demand.
By: Adessi on behalf of NCFE
As part of its ‘Functional Skills Step by Step Success’ campaign, NCFE has launched its suite of Functional Skills qualifications, including Levels 1 and 2 in Maths, English and ICT.
NCFE’s qualifications focus on the need to equip learners with the practical skills required for the workplace, as well as learning when and how those skills should be applied in real, everyday situations.
Available online and on-demand, NCFE’s new qualifications are designed to create increased flexibility for learners aged 14 plus who can sit exams at any time, whenever they feel ready and confident enough to do so.
A traditional paper-based assessment format is also available to learners and all qualifications make learning Functional Skills easier and more efficient to facilitate today’s modern and fast-paced working style for schools, colleges, training providers and employers.
Functional Skills can be studied as a stand-alone subject or as part of a wider educational programme, such as apprenticeships and GCSEs. With 75,000 extra apprenticeships available post spending review, Functional Skills are particularly effective as part of a comprehensive apprenticeship programme.
David Grailey, Chief Executive at NCFE, said: “In these dynamic, unpredictable times, it’s important for us to provide our customers with reliable, innovative and flexible methods of delivering core educational skills to their learners and making that process as simple and enjoyable as possible.
“With the reform of the National Curriculum being one of the central pillars of the Coalition Government's education policy, and highlighting the need for it to be shaped by teachers in areas such as Maths and English, the acquisition of Functional Skills has never been more important.”
All NCFE’s qualifications are backed up by its industry-leading customer service and timely issue of exam results.
Centres and learners will also have support from NCFE’s Functional Skills expert advisers, as well as access to sample assessment materials and bespoke training in the delivery of the qualifications.
To find out more about NCFE’s Functional Skills qualifications, or for more information on NCFE, visit www.ncfe.org.uk or call 0191 239 8000.
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NCFE is one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations, developing and implementing vocational and academic qualifications in a range of subjects. NCFE works with 1200 colleges, schools and training providers to offer 520 qualifications on the QCF & NQF