QCDA is closing as part of the Government's education reforms. We're updating our website to reflect our reducing remit until the site closes in autumn 2011. You can find removed content in the National Archives web archive.

About functional skills

QCDA is no longer responsible for the development and accreditation of functional skills qualifications.

If you have a query about the accreditation, comparability or regulatory criteria please contact Ofqual on 0300 303 3346.

For queries regarding policy implications for post 19 learners contact BIS on 0207 215 5000 or enquiries@bis.gsi.gov.uk.

For queries about policy implications for schools and pre-19 learners please contact the Department for Education on 0370 0002288.

For queries about apprenticeships and training providers contact the National Apprenticeship Service on 0800 0150 600.

For all other queries please contact your awarding organisation.

All material about functional skills that used to appear on this website has been transferred to the National Archives web archive at:

February 2011 archive of the functional skills section of the QCDA site at the National Archives.

For an archive of QCDA's published resources: QCDA resource list.

If you can't find the information you're looking for in the National Archives, please email info@qcda.gov.uk.

More information on website rationalisation can be found at www.education.gov.uk/help/websiterationalisation, but if you need to contact the Department for Education you can do so via www.education.gov.uk/help/contactus.

Last modified: 22 Jun 2011