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Changes to functional skills assessments

The functional skills requirements for apprenticeships has temporarily changed because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

These changes will allow you to focus on the other key parts of your apprenticeship and its assessment. 

Level 2 (intermediate) apprenticeships

If you’re due to take your end-point assessment for a level 2 apprenticeship before 31 July 2020, you do not need to take the level 1 or level 2 English and maths functional skills assessment. 

You’ll receive a calculated grade for your level 1 functional skills assessment if you have not achieved it already.

Level 3 apprenticeships and above 

If you’re due to take your end-point assessment for a level 3 apprenticeship before 31 July 2020, you do not need to take the level 2 English and maths functional skills assessment. You’ll receive a calculated grade if you have not achieved your level 2 functional skills already.

We’ll review all these changes again in July 2020.

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