Are you looking for a quick and efficient way to learn critical, transferable maths skills that’ll help you take on further education, employment and everyday life like a champ? If so, our Functional Skills Level 2 ideally develops all those essential work-related, problem-solving and situational maths ‘skills for life’ everyone needs to succeed in the real world. Equivalent to GCSE Maths, you gain knowledge and understanding of practical maths skills that are applicable to various everyday contexts and situations.
Functional Skills develops the work-related, problem-solving and situational maths you need to succeed in the real world.
This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.
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It takes around 45 hours of study to complete this course.
Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.
You have up to 6 months in total to complete this course but on average takes learners around 2-3 months to complete. Don’t worry if you go over the 6 months though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.
This course is designed for distance learning study. To successfully pass the course, you’ll complete a series of practice papers and, with your tutor’s approval, your final exams.
Exams cost just £95 when you choose to sit them online, or to sit them in person here at Oxbridge. If you want us to come to you, it will cost £175 + travel costs.
Find out more about the online exam process here.
At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE CACHE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.
Official Qualification Title - NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Level 2
Difficulty - Level 2
Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
In the opening unit, you’ll take a look at positive and negative numbers. You’ll become familiar with contexts in which you might encounter both, such as temperature charts and banking accounts.
Moving on, you’ll learn some calculations it’s helpful to be familiar with, along with how to choose the right calculation to match the problem.
In unit three, you’ll look at solving problems using ratio, which can be very useful for working out recipes and correctly scaled models.
In the fourth unit, you’ll work out how to convert fractions and decimals, decimals to fractions, percentages to decimals, and decimals to percentages.
Formulae are a type of equation that demonstrate the relationship between numbers using letters. In unit five, you’ll study formulae applicable to real-life circumstances, such as miles travelled according to a specific speed and duration.
Next, you’ll look at geometric diagrams including nets and 2D and 3D shapes. You’ll learn which nets correspond to various shapes, and the edges, vertices, and faces different shapes have.
In unit seven, you’ll explore area, perimeter and volume, and how to calculate them.
This unit will teach you how to convert imperial to metric measurements, for length, weight and distance.
In the ninth unit, you’ll examine how data can be collected, interpreted, and displayed clearly
In this unit we will look at statistical measures such as mean, median, mode and range, along with the interpretation of graphs and charts.
In this unit we will use statistical methods to compare groups of information and investigate situations. Through worksheets, you’ll take a look at some real-life applications of these techniques, such as comparing yearly bills.
In the final unit, you’ll look at how to estimate or calculate how probable something is to happen, using units such as percentages.
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You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.
You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.
That’s no problem! You can study for and sit your functional skills exams entirely online. Find out more about the online exam process here.
Yes, functional skills courses require you to complete final examinations.
Exams cost just £95 when you choose to sit them online, or to sit them in person here at Oxbridge. If you want us to come to you, it will cost £175 + travel costs. Find out more about the online exam process here.
Although we provide practise papers with your course, if you need more, you’ll be charged an extra £50 per paper for the cost of marking. There are also additional costs for exams: you can either sit these online or here at Oxbridge in Birmingham at a cost of £95, or you can choose to sit them at an exam centre near you. This will cost £175, plus the cost of mileage, for an invigilator to come and supervise. The same costs apply to re-sits.