What are functional skills maths level 2 qualifications?
The functional skills level 2 qualification in maths is equivalent to a maths GCSE grade 4 (or a C). It helps learners to develop essential numeracy and problem solving skills. More importantly, the level 2 maths functional skills allows students to move onto higher education and better their employment chances. The functional skills exams are more accessible to students, as the questions are more applicable to real life situations, and there is generally less content to cover than a GCSE.
Equivalent to a GCSE grade 4 (or C)
Less content to cover than a GCSE
Functional Skills Maths Level 2 Information
When can I take a functional skills exams?
Unlike GCSE exams, functional skills exams can be taken all year round, meaning that you are not restricted to only sitting your exam in the summer or in autumn. It offers the flexibility for students to sit their functional skills exam whenever they feel ready to. You will then receive your exam results within 10 working days from sitting your exam, so the short turnaround time makes it more appealing to students.
Can I sit my functional skills exam online?
Yes, you can sit your functional skills maths exam online from the comfort of your own home, with online invigilation, at multiple times throughout the day, including evenings and weekends. This makes the functional skills exam a suitable alternative to a GCSE for all learners.
Can I resit my functional skills exam?
Yes, you can resit your exam multiple times. The number of times you can resit usually depends on how many exams the exam boards have in circulation, and often they change these exams.
What exam boards can I sit with?
There are 2 major exam boards that Pass Functional Skills work with: Open Awards and City & Guilds. Sitting Open Awards exams online is usually a smoother process, but both are Ofqual regulated and accepted universally.
Will my University or employer accept this qualification?
The functional skills maths level 2 exams that are offered by Pass Functional Skills are Ofqual regulated, therefore they are universally accepted by the majority of Universities, employers and apprenticeship providers as a level 2 qualification, which is equivalent to a grade 4, or C.
What is included in level 2 maths?
The functional skills maths Level 2 curriculum is split up into 3 sections: Using Numbers, Common Measures, Shape & Space and Handling Information & Data. There is very little algebra in functional skills maths level 2. The exam is split up into a shorter non-calculator section and a longer calculator section.
Are there any functional skills maths courses?
If you are looking for a fully self-study course for functional skills maths that will give you the best chances of passing your exam, then the Pass Functional Skills course is what we recommend. This course tracks your progress, and includes tutorial videos, practice questions, exam questions and mock exams. It also includes an initial assessment to determine your level, and a subject knowledge assessment to recommend topics for you to focus on. The recommended study time to complete the functional skills maths course is 50 hours.
Video tutorials, exam questions and mock exams
Initial assessment to determine level
Subject knowledge assessment to determine topics to focus on
Tracks progress and scores
Covers all exam boards
Are there any free functional skills maths resources?
From revision pages, to worksheets, Pass Functional Skills offers plenty of free resources for students to use to revise. Practice using past papers once you have consolidated your knowledge to get exam ready.