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Functional Skills an important qualification... It's now official!

Nick Bowles, the Minister for Skills described Functional Skills as “important” at the Conservative Party Conference, and pledged to work with Ofqual on improving elements of the qualification, including the branding. When reminded of previous government attempts to get colleges to offer “GCSE or nothing,” Mr Boles said: “Well, now I am saying it’s both…I have asked Ofqual in my first meeting with them to do a formal review of Functional Skills, to look at what’s in them, what they think of them, but also to give us some advice on the branding of them.”

With just two weeks to go until the English, Maths and ESOL Conference on the 23rd October in Derby this topic will be a ‘hot topic’ for discussion.  Join our guests Steve Besley (Pearson Policy Watch), Fiona Pethick (Ofqual), Jonathan Wells (Guroo) as well as other experts who will give us their expert opinion on the future of Functional Skills.

For more details and to book a place visit www.emskillsevents.org

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orkshop choices now available -  for those of you who have already booked on, please choose your workshops.

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Events programme subject to change - only two weeks until our Developing Skills to Deliver English, maths and ESOL conference.