Functional Skills Maths

We offer these qualifications through Pearson Edexcel, at Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2.  This qualification is assessed with one end point exam. and you receive a pass or fail there are no grades. Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications are generally accepted as an equivalent of a Grade 4-5 GCSE (formally a C grade) by most universities for most courses, but please check with your university if you have a specific course in mind.

The learning takes place online, followed by consolidation exercises.  These tell us how well you have understood the learning, and we can provide extra work and support as it is required in your learner journey.  Exams take place every week, but the day can change depending on room availability. As you approach the end of your course you will be offered exam dates by the exam’s administrator. 

Once the programme of learning is complete, we will put you on mock exams to get you ready for the examination.  You may take your exam either online or paper based, the online exams require 48 hours’ notice, the paper based a minimum of 18 days.

Results of each exam can take up to 4 weeks to arrive at busy times of the year but often come back sooner. Students are emailed notification of their results and the certificate arrives approximately 3 weeks after. If you do not pass your exam we cannot access to your actual paper, this is retained by the awarding body to ensure the integrity of the examination system, but we can obtain a report of the areas where you lost marks in relation to the curriculum to help you prepare for a retake.  Retakes are chargeable, if you are outside of your course end date but re-take information prices will be sent to you should you require them.