Reforming functional skills qualifications in English and maths




Responding to this consultation

The closing date for responses is 22 November 2017 at 5pm.

You can answer as many of the consultation questions as you like. You do not have to answer all of the questions, unless you wish to do so.

Please respond to this consultation in one of three ways:

We can only consider your response if you fill in the 'About you' section at the end of the survey.

How we will use your response

  • Your response will be used to help us shape our policies and regulatory activity.
  • After the consultation ends, we will publish a summary of responses received.
  • We will not include your personal details in any published list of respondents, although we may quote from your response anonymously. 

Sharing your response

We may share your anonymised response with the Department for Education if it relates to the subject content for reformed functional skills qualifications. 

If you are happy for Ofqual to attribute your response to you, in the responses shared with the Department for Education, please confirm this.

If you respond on behalf of an organisation, we will list your organisation’s name and may publish your response in full unless you tell us not to. If you want any part of your response to stay confidential, you should explain why you believe the information you have given is confidential.

Would you like us to treat your response as confidential?

If you answer 'yes', we will not include your details in any list of people or organisations that responded to the consultation. *


Members of the public are entitled to ask for information we hold under information access law (such as the Freedom of Information Act 2000). We may have to disclose information covered by these laws. On these rare occasions, we will usually anonymise responses, or ask for consent from those who have responded, but we cannot guarantee confidentiality.

Contacting you

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