Open Awards | Effective Marking of Functional Skills Mathematics Entry Level Assessments


The aim of this course is to support tutors and centre markers with the marking of Functional Skills Entry Level mathematics assessment scripts. The training is designed to support the mark scheme content, and how this should be interpreted, by clarifying areas that may cause confusion. Also, it attempts to address common errors and misinterpretations, reflecting ‘real-life’ situations encountered by our centre markers.

Who is this for?

All staff in Open Awards centres who are approved to deliver Functional Skills.

How long will it take?

There is no set duration for the course but we expect that it will take 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.  However, you will only have 30 days to complete and achieve the course.  This 30-day limit starts to form the minute you purchase the course in the eShop.  Failure to complete the training within the set time frame may incur charges for your centre.

What will you be learning?

The course will cover the following topics;

Section 1: Marking Scripts

Section 2: Effective Marking

Section 3: General Marking Guidance

Section 4: Applying the Mark Scheme

Section 5: Evidence Requirements

Section 6: Course Test

Section 7: Next Steps

Will I get a certificate of attendance?

You will achieve an attendance and participation certificate at the end of your course so as long as you achieve 80% and above in the post-course assessment.


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