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Functional Skills

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by jimi1542, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. I work with disaffected young people and they currently gain accreditation using ALAN. This will no longer be an option soon as (as far as I am aware) the only level 1 and 2 on demand qualification available will be functional skills. I have tried to engage my students with FS in the past with no success as they find the content too confusing. Is anyone aware of any other accreditation I could use to evidence the progress of my students?
     
  2. I work with disaffected young people and they currently gain accreditation using ALAN. This will no longer be an option soon as (as far as I am aware) the only level 1 and 2 on demand qualification available will be functional skills. I have tried to engage my students with FS in the past with no success as they find the content too confusing. Is anyone aware of any other accreditation I could use to evidence the progress of my students?
     
  3. Edexcel have recently brought out a new qualification called proficiency in number and measures which appears to be fair more user friendly than FS. It is available at level 1 and2. The only drawback is that it is not on demand and there is currently only one session available in June but might be worth a look.
     
  4. OCR are advertising for senior examiners in proficiency in maths at entry levels 1, 2 and 3 then level 1 level 2. It looks promising.
     
  5. City & Guilds have level 1 and 2 qualifications. They can be taken at any time, the usual notice for exam entry being roughly 3 weeks.
     
  6. PlymouthMaid

    PlymouthMaid Occasional commenter

    City and Guilds are also just introducing some new English and maths qualifications which sound as though they are pitched a little lower than FS although i suppose they will be of dubious use. I know what you mean as I teach similar groups moving from key skills to FS this coming year and am not looking forward to it.
     

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