Edexcel Malta Functional Skills Qualifications

Edexcel Malta Functional Skills Qualifications

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About Functional Skills

Find out what Functional Skills qualifications are, who they’re for and how they’re assessed.

What are Functional Skills?

Functional Skills are qualifications in English, mathematics and ICT that equip learners with the practical skills needed to live, learn and work successfully.

Edexcel Functional Skills are available in England only from Entry 1 to Level 2. Suitable for learners of all ages, they’re also a mandatory part of all Apprenticeship frameworks in England.

How are Edexcel Functional Skills assessed?

Functional Skills assessment can be either onscreen or paper-based.

This table summarises how Edexcel Functional Skills are assessed:

EnglishMathematicsInformation and Communication Technology (ICT)
Entry Level 1-3Internally assessed, externally verified, on demand. Three components: Speaking, Listening and Communication; Writing; Reading.
Assessed separately – all three must be completed for certification.
Internally assessed, externally verified, on demand.
Single component.
Internally assessed, externally verified, on demand.
Single component.
Paper-based Level 1-2Assessed in fixed pre-published exam windows, externally set and assessed.
Three components: Speaking, Listening and Communication; Writing; Reading. Assessed separately – all three must be completed for certification.
Assessed in fixed pre-published exam windows, externally set and assessed.
Single test.
Assessed in fixed pre-published exam windows, externally set and assessed.
Single test.
Onscreen, on demand
Level 1-2
Tests on demand. Three components: Speaking, Listening and Communication; Writing; Reading. Assessed separately – all three must be completed for certification. Internet required for downloading tests. Tests will run offline.Tests on demand.
Single test.
Internet required for downloading tests. Tests will run offline.
On demand
Level 1-2
Tests on demand. Test paper and data files downloaded and retained securely. Evidence uploaded electronically. Internet connection required for part of test. Single test, taken on computer using standard desktop software.

What support is available to help me deliver Edexcel Functional Skills?

There’s a comprehensive range of support, including a wide range of teaching and learning materials, training and podcasts, and an online Initial Assessment Tool.