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Functional Skills Update - February 2020

Welcome to NOCN update on the reform of Functional Skills English and mathematics; which continues on from the communication posted in December 2018.

These updates are to inform you about the timeline for the withdrawal of the current suite of Functional Skills qualifications.

The main purpose of this update is to give NOCN reconfirmation to all centres reiterating the timeline for FSQ withdrawal planned dates (originally communicated in December 2018).

A reminder of the timeline is given below:

30 April 2020: The last date for assessments of the legacy (current) suite of qualifications. This date allows learners eight months to complete their qualification including resits (as the final date a learner could be registered is 31st August 2019).

30 June 2020: This is the date for the final submission of assessments for moderation.

31 July 2020: The certification end date is 31st July 2020. This date allows NOCN a minimum of three months to process assessments and to address any appeals.

***The next Legacy Functional Skills update will take place in April 2020 ***