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Other resources that may be useful

The Review of Vocational Education – The Wolf Report, March 2011, reported on vocational education for 14 to 19-year-olds, and also has relevance for older learners.

New Challenges, New Chances Further Education and Skills System Reform Plan: Building a World Class Skills System, December 2011, gives some information about post-16 learning.

Ofqual’s site for functional skills criteria (formerly known as standards).

DfE National Strategies – functional skills (schools) – some of this material may be suitable for older learners and in work with apprenticeships, Diplomas and Foundation Learning.

All materials related to literacy and numeracy initial, diagnostic assessment, and assessment for learning. Includes tools and guidance.

Materials relating to the schools’ functional skills development programme are in the National Archive. Make sure you look at the latest archive version.

Other related resources on the Excellence Gateway:

  • Materials and guidance relating to Foundation Learning.
  • Materials and guidance relating to apprenticeships.
  • Materials relating to the Diploma support programme.