|Functional Skills will soon be a must-pass element of every Apprenticeship.|
|Functional Skills are becoming the standard Skills for Life/Adult Basic Skills qualification.|
|Functional Skills contribute about 50% of the marks in the new English, ICT and maths GCSEs.|
|Functional Skills must form part of the learning pathway for every learner under the Foundation Learning banner.|
Functional Skills Matter to Learners
In addition to the Functional Skills-related demands of specific curricula, many centres have discovered that Functional Skills are simply a valuable lifelong qualification that support literacy and numeracy, engage and motivate learners, and satisfy the demands of employers.
Functional Skills Are “Different”
|Competence not compensation. There is no “body of knowledge”, so learners have to demonstrate they have secured (or mastered) skills. That’s different!|
|Securing/Mastery. The ability to identify and use the appropriate skills in any novel situation. It’s like “transferable”, only more so!|
|No “teaching to the test” – so learners (and teachers) don’t know what the exams are going to look like. A major challenge!|
Guroo Helps You Teach Functional Skills
|Functional Skills Initial Assessment; purpose built, with real “functional” questions and diagnostic reports that give you essential information in terms of the official Functional Skills criteria.|
|A fantastic range of materials set in real-life scenarios to help your learners practise practise practise their skills and achieve mastery. Online and offline resources, from paper to podcasts. Engaging, practical resources that teachers love!|
|Problem solving, planning, self-review built into all activities – and everything is mapped to the official Functional Skills criteria.|
|Support materials like curriculum mappings and lesson plans, templates and support materials ready to drop into your application software. Anytime, anywhere online access, plus My Functional Skills™ tracking and reporting.|
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