Functional Skills Mathematics

Functional Skills Mathematics

This Functional Skills Mathematics entry level 1, entry level 2, entry level 3, Level 1 and Level 2 aims to promote mathematical thinking and transferable skills rather than rote learning. Students will also cover:

  • The mathematics that is useful in everyday situations and the world of work.
  • Contextual material which emphasises the benefits of Maths to people who have been ‘turned off’ by the subject.

The Functional Mathematics specification is suitable for students of various ages and from diverse backgrounds in terms of lifelong learning.

The Level 1 qualification in Functional Mathematics provides a good basis for progression to Level 2 in Functional Mathematics and GCSE.


All students will be required to complete an initial assessment test in English and Mathematics.

Test of Functional Skills Mathematics:

The Entry level would be on paper and it takes around 1 hour to complete it. Level 1 and 2 take 1h30 (level 1) 2h (level 2) and the answers are only written with a computer, which makes time is led by this one.

Results of Functional Skills English:

Each part is graduated upon points, and the final result is on percentage. You need to get 65 % to pass.

Start date: Any Monday
Course time: Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm / 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm.
Course length: 4 weeks minimum
Class size: Max 10 (average class size 5)
Minimum age: 19


Free Exams are available and they are funded by the government, however, eligibility needs to be checked such as Postcode, Employment, and National Insurance Number (more information at the college).

Entry level 1

Entry level 2

Entry level 3

Level 1 Exam

Level 2 Exam