Functional Skills

Functional Skills English & Maths (4748) Functional Skills ICT (3748) – arrangements for 2022

This page was last updated 4 January 2022

Arrangements for 2022

In line with government policy and Ofqual’s Vocational and technical qualifications contingency regulatory framework, COVID-19 Conditions and Requirements, from 1 September 2021, Functional Skills qualifications will be awarded as usual based on evidence from assessments at Entry level and for speaking, listening and communicating at all levels, or through externally set and marked tests at levels 1 and 2. Assessments can be delivered face to face or remotely for level 1 and level 2 reading, writing and mathematics exams using our remote invigilation service.

Results will not be awarded using Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs).

Adaptations to Functional Skills (4748) assessments will remain available to assist in mitigating the ongoing impact of the pandemic where this is the case.

Please read our adaptations guidance carefully for further information.

If you have any questions, please contact

Adaptations 2022

You can also access our Functional Skills guidance document on our 2022 Adaptations webpage.

Contingency arrangements

If the decision is made by the DfE that it is no longer viable for exams and assessments to go ahead, it is their expectation that learners who are not able to safely access assessments in centres, or remotely, would be eligible for a TAG.

Essential Skills

For information on Essential Skills including updates and guidance on assessment approaches please visit our dedicated page which covers Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.