Functional skills course – Maths

This is a qualification available to all ages and learner types. It will equip you with the practical skills needed to live, learn and work successfully.

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Course overview

At a glance




8 - 28 weeks



About the course

Functional Skills is about the practical application of maths. This means how you actually use these skills in real life situations.​

This 8 – 28 week course is a great opportunity for those looking to gain their maths qualification.

The skills learnt can help to improve performance, boost confidence and support both business and personal growth.

Functional Skills qualifications are awarded as GCSE A-C (or 4-9) equivalents. ​Completing your Functional Skills can aid your progression within your current place of work​.

This course is cost-free to learners.

To register interest, please fill out this expression of interest form.

Is this course right for you?

You are eligible if you are over the age of 19 and are either employed or unemployed.


Elqira Wiglet

My trainers were very supportive, so it wasn’t long before I successfully completed my diploma, maths and English.

Elwira Wiglat, Senior Support Worker, Pinfold

What you’ll learn

The programme will help you to develop your functional maths skills and take you up to GCSE level.

Topics covered will include:

  • Arithmetic, division and multiplication
  • How to use a calculator appropriately

We will help you to gain a recognised qualification in maths.

Need more information?

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How you’ll learn

How you’ll learn

You will use a mixture of learning platforms and resources throughout your course.

You will learn via:

  • Online classes supported by a personal tutor
  • Bespoke learning plan
  • Mock exam papers will be available to sit when you are ready

Frequently asked questions

What is functional skills maths equivalent to?

Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths would be equivalent to a GCSE 4 (or grade C on the older scoring system).

Is functional skills maths easier than GCSE?

Functional skills are equivalent to GCSE’s, therefore they are not expected to be an easier route.

What do you need for functional skills Maths Level 2?

To study functional skills in Maths at level 2, we ask that you are prepared to try your best and embrace the programme. Our expert trainers will be with you every step of the way to provide support.

What is Mathematics Functional Skills Level 1?

Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths is the entry level qualification. We will work with you to understand what your starting point is to ensure you are on the right programme for you.

Do employers accept functional skills?

Employers do accept functional skills as they are equivalent to GCSE’s.

How long does functional skills take to complete?

Typically, functional skills take between 8 – 28 weeks to complete. This varies depending on how you choose to study, your own work commitments and whether the course forms part of another programme such as an apprenticeship.

Ready to take the next step?

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