Free Chief Examiner Reports
We publish marking window reports for each Functional Skills subject every 8 weeks. The Chief Examiner provides details on the positives and negatives of each marking window to guide you to areas that are doing well and not so well. These are generic reports but give you a good indication of areas to concentrate on and, alongside your free ForSkills materials, should help you identify where learners need support.
Chief Examiner Reports for English
Chief Examiner Reports for Maths
Chief Examiner Reports for ICT
Top Exam Tips
To support our centres to prepare their learners for Functional Skills external assessments NCFE have produced some top exam tips for you.
These have been compiled by our Chief Examiners and provide useful exam tips for you to pass on to your learners. The tips are a great companion for the online tutorials and Chief Examiner Reports that we also provide.
Transfer of achievement for the Functional Skills English components
Transfer of achievement is available to individual candidates who’ve not achieved an overall Functional Skills qualification in English, but who have achieved individual components within their qualification who started their qualification with one Awarding Organisation (AO) and are unable to complete their Functional Skills qualification with that AO (AO – AO transfer).
Certificates/Component Summaries will not have any indication that a transfer of achievement has taken place and will simply state that the component is ‘achieved’.
Transfer of Achievement Process
AO - AO Transfer Application Form
Free Amplification Resources
Our Amplification Guides are perfect for centres that are up-skilling their vocational staff and assessors to support the delivery of Functional Skills and also for subject specialists looking for practical examples of how to explain the application of Functional Skills.
- show how the standards are tested in the Functional Skills questions and their mark schemes using the NCFE sample assessments as examples
- explain how the coverage and range is developed, using the adult core curricula to add detail as to what should be taught for each range statement
- illustrate the coverage and range with practical examples of how they are used in life and work.
These resources have been developed with support from NCFE centres and their feedback has helped to inform both the structure and the content. We also worked with a number of vocational Assessors and subject specialists who have used these resources to support CPD and the feedback has been very positive
English Amplification Guide
Maths Amplification Guide
ICT Amplification Guide