AlphaPlus - Supporting awarding organisations

Functional Skills Services

Services During Accreditation

Having Functional Skills qualifications accredited by Ofqual can be a time consuming and expensive process.

AlphaPlus has significant experience in this area, gained while supporting a number of Awarding Organisations through accreditation. Our work here aims to reduce costs and management time for accreditation and improve the chances of a successful outcome. Our services are outlined below.

Achieving Accreditation for Functional Skills

Stage:  Accreditation

Description:  AlphaPlus supports the accreditation submission process from start to successful finish in one or more subjects at one or more levels. This includes:

  • producing materials for accreditation submission, including test papers, mark schemes, paper specifications, exemplars, and support/pre-release materials, whilst working with the awarding organisation FS assessment specification (and providing input to the specification where appropriate)
  • responding to Ofqual accreditation feedback, modifying test papers etc, as required to achieve accreditation

Typical package:  Supporting accreditation for one subject at two levels (Level 1 and Level 2) by producing required documentation. Total cost approx. £9,500 (this varies a little by subject and choice of delivery platform – on-screen or on paper).

Accreditation Support

Stage:  Accreditation

Description:  AlphaPlus supports the accreditation submission process from start to successful finish in one or more subjects at one or more levels. This includes:

  • reviewing all materials for accreditation submission, including test papers, mark schemes, paper specifications, images / data files, exemplars, support and pre-release materials, and the awarding organisation Functional Skills assessment specification prior to submission
  • reviewing Ofqual accreditation feedback, providing guidance to the awarding organisation on how to modify test papers etc, as required to achieve accreditation
  • providing guidance to the awarding organisation on where and how to manage inconsistent or contradictory Ofqual requirements, where necessary 

Typical package:  One subject at two levels (Level 1 and Level 2). Total cost approx. £4,000.

Contact

For more information about our Functional Skills services, please contact Giilian Whitehouse:

Email Gillian

Phone: 07881 361718