GCSE and OLevel's becoming void

Amy Bearman

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10 Jan, 2014 10:58

Hi all,

I've been advised by a line manager that GCSE and OLevel Maths and English qualifications are void after a certain amount of time and to be a functional skills tutor or skills coach that there is a requirement to retake a literacy and numeracy level 2 qualification regardless of what mark/pass attained on GCSE/O Levels.

I can't find anything online about this, and wondered if anybody here has any knowledge?

I know that most of the legislation around teaching/training post compulsory sector has been removed, however I am keen to find out whether this is a requirement or simply good practice. Working within the charity sector we don't have huge training budgets!

 With thanks


  • Jacqueline

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    10 Jan, 2014 13:15

    A friend of mine just applied for a teacher training place at univeristy and she had to do the numeracy and literacy tests prior to submitting her application - and she has a BA degree.  I don't think that it's that people's qualifications become void, I think it's just that the powers that be have decided that they want to make sure everyone is of an acceptable standard to be a teacher regardless of their qualifications, so they have levelled the playing field by asking everyone to take these tests.  My friend did a bit of online practice, then went along to a test centre one evening and sailed through them both.  This link gives more info:http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/professional/

    Might that be what your line manager is talking about?  It looks like it's a fairly recent change.


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