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




10 weeks



About the course

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

This 10 week course is a great chance for those looking to gain their Maths and/or English qualifications.

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

They are respected qualifications awarded by City and Guilds.​and they are accepted 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.

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 support you to support you to develop you functional maths skills and take you up to GCSE level.

Topics covered will include:

  • Arithmetic division and multiplication
  • How to use a calculator appropriately
  • Gain a recognised qualification in maths and English

Need more information?

No problem. It doesn’t matter if your query is big or small, our teams are here to help. Just complete a quick enquiry form and we’ll be in contact soon to assist you with your query.

How you’ll learn

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

You will learn via:

  • One evening a week – for approximately 10 weeks
  • Bespoke learning plan
  • Support from a dedicated trainer
  • 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.

Ready to take the next step?

Let’s talk. You’re only a few clicks away from enquiring about this course. Don’t delay, get in touch and start something exciting today!