Functional Skills Maths Entry Level to Level 2

Full Time

About the course

The approach is different from GCSE as you are required to use your Maths skills to solve everyday problems. On this course you will acquire the transferrable skills you need to cope with the world of work and everyday life. This will involve working with large numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, data handling and measure, shape and space. This course can be a preparation for GCSE Maths or a route onto the majority of traineeships/apprenticeships.

Course content

  • Brushing up on basics

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

  • Fractions

  • Decimals

  • Percentages

  • Ratio

  • Area, perimeter, volume

  • Measurement – length and capacity

  • Representing and interpreting data (charges and graphs)

  • Averages

  • Probability.

Entry requirements

Most people starting the course will have GCSE grade 1 or below or grade E or F in Maths, or you may have studied an entry level or key skill qualification. We also welcome applications from learners who have not previously achieved in Maths. You will undertake a short assessment at the beginning of the course to help decide what level you are going to aim for.

Where next?

A qualification in Functional Maths will be the key to entry into employment, training and other College courses and qualification pathways.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies our Employability Team can help.

What additional resources will I need?

It is recommended that students have their own scientific calculator and a basic maths set including protractor, compass and a 30 cm ruler.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing

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