Fun Skills Update

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

The full document is here.

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).

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