Those nice people at Guroo compile a newsletter about Fun Skills and diplomas, the newsletter is usually very direct and easy to read.
This weeks talks about YPLA funding with the quote:
"Providers are now expected to deliver these Functional Skills qualifications for young people unless there is a robust rationale for not doing so”
Also a nice summary of the current position with regard to diplomas:
- All of the first 14 diplomas are alive and kicking, it’s just the last 3 academic diplomas that have been abandoned.
- The extended diploma (positioned above the Advanced Diploma and worth 3.5 ‘A’ levels) has been dropped.
- Schools and Colleges no longer have to have to offer comprehensive entitlement with access to every diploma, this change is expected to reduce administration, student travel and costs!
Finally a full hyper-linked summary of the 28 FS qualifications available in ICT (along with 59 in English and Maths).