Assessment Information

Qualification Specifications

These documents contain everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

English Mathematics ICT
Entry Level 1 Entry Level 1 Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2 Entry Level 2 Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3 Entry Level 3 Entry Level 3
Level 1 Level 1 Level 1
Level 2 Level 2 Level 2

Internal Assessment

NCFE offer all Entry Level Functional Skills qualifications which are conducted by internal controlled assessment. Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills English also contains an internal controlled assessment for the Speaking, Listening and Communication component.

[icon]Internal Assessments Guide

Internal Assessments Guide

External Assessment

NCFE offer an on-demand assessment model for our Level 1 and 2 Functional skills assessments, available as paper-based or online.

[icon]External Assessments Guide

External Assessments Guide

[icon]What You Need

What You Need

External Assessment – Functional Skills ICT Online Assessment

NCFE have an ICT online assessment available for our centres, allowing you to sit while connected to the internet or with no internet connection at all.

[icon]Functional Skills ICT Online External Assessment

Functional Skills ICT Online External Assessment

[icon]ICT Online Assessment User Guide

As the ICT external assessments may look a little different online to what you were expecting to see, we've compile this guide, including screen shots of the system, so you know what to expect!

[icon]Online Assessment Top Tips

We've got some top tips to help you and your learners get the most out of our new Online Assessment system!

External Assessment – ICT Pre Release Data Files (paper based assessment only)

For paper based ICT assessments all data files should be set up prior to each ICT external assessment taking place, for more information see our ICT Pre Release Data Files page.

Regulations & Policies

NCFE have several different regulations and policy documents that affect Functional Skills. It is important that centres understand what regulations need to be followed and what policies are in place. Please note NCFE are not part of the JCQ and have our own regulations and policies.

Regulations for the Conduct of External Assessments

Regulations for the Conduct of Controlled Assessment

Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration Policy

Request for Reasonable Adjustment Form

Guidance on Accessing Reasonable Adjustments

NCFE Assessor Instructions and Guidance FS Controlled Assessments (Entry Levels)

NCFE Assessor Instructions and Guidance_SLC (Level 1 and 2

Functional Skills Essential Guide

Enquiries and Appeals about Results and Assessment Decisions Policy

Maladministration and Malpractice Policy