The Ofqual/DfE consultation on the reform of Functional Skills English and maths and the subject content for English and maths Functional Skills Qualifications has been agreed.

This will affect qualifications delivered from September 2019 (with an overlap of legacy qualifications up to 12 months).

There are changes to the content of both Functional Skills English and maths at all levels, including such things as non-dictionary spelling tests and a non-calculator sections for maths. British Sign Language will be allowed for the speaking and listening assessment.