What is level 2 equivalent to?

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PFS Team November 14, 2023


A level 2 qualification in maths or English functional skills are vital for students wanting to progress into higher education for courses such as nursing ands midwifery. This is because they are equivalent to a grade 4 or C at GCSE. Level 2 functional skills exams are a simple pass or fail so you don’t have to worry about achieving a high mark to gain your level 2 qualification.

Pass Functional Skills provide Ofqual regulated exams and market leading online courses that will help you on your way to gaining your level 2 qualification.

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English Functional Skills Level 2 Exams

The functional skills English exams are sat from home, all year round including weekends and evenings, so there will be a time for your exam that suits you and your schedule. A level 2 functional skills qualification contains less content than a traditional GCSE, which makes it ideal for adult learners with other commitments.

The functional skills English qualification is split up into 3 separate exams: Reading, writing, and speaking, listening & communication.

You can find out some more information about level 2 functional skills English exams below.

Functional Skills English Level 2 Exam

Maths Functional Skills Level 2 Exams

Level 2 qualifications for maths can also be achieved by an exam sat at home with an online invigilator. Maths functional skills level 2 exams are 1 paper that is split into two sections: calculator and non-calculator. There are three separate topic areas that you will be assessed on in both the calculator and non-calculator sections, these are: Using numbers, understanding measure, shape & space and handling information & data.

Functional Skills Maths Level 2 Exam

GCSE Exams

Here at PMG, we offer GCSE Maths and English exams that can be sat in Autumn or Summer each year. Sitting one of these exams will get you a full GCSE qualification, graded 1-9. There is some more information on our GCSE exams here.



Pass Functional Skills provide revision tutorial videos, practice and exam style questions, mock exams, all with written or video solutions and progress tracking through their online course. This service is available for both English and maths.

Functional Skills English Level 2 Course

Functional Skills Maths Level 2 Course

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