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 GCSE (formally a C grade) and is accepted by most universities for most courses, but please check with your university if you have a specific course in mind.

The maths programme will vary depending which level you are learning at, but they will have modules on Numbers, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, Common Measures, Shape and Space and Handling Data.  All of the learning will fall into these categories.

The learning takes place online, with a mini test at the end of each module of learning which your tutor can see.  You will then complete a skills assessment to check your knowledge, followed by questions sheets or assignment, and then exam type questions to get you used to the end assessment from the first module.  These tells us how well you have understood the learning, and we can provide extra work if it is required as you move through the curriculum.

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 14 days.

Results 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.  If you do not pass the exam you have a four-week period at the end of your course where you can still access the learning and book a retake at the cost of £25.  Your tutor will be able get you a breakdown of an online exam results. This is not available for paper-based exams. We will not have access to your actual paper, this is retained by the awarding body to ensure the integrity of the examination system.