The Department for Education opened up a consultation on reformed subject content for Functional Skills qualifications in Mathematics and English earlier this month.
In April 2017, it was announced that the Government would accept functional skills as an equivalent to GCSEs for level 3 early years practitioners. This is something PACEY campaigned for directly with Government, as well as working alongside our sector colleagues as a founding member of the Save Our Early Years campaign.
We ask that the sector give as much feedback and views as possible to the Department for Education.
If you have any questions regarding this issue, please email our policy team.