Functional Skills Maths Level 2

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.

One major benefit of Functional Skills Maths is that it prepares you for life after study. Whereas GCSE test academic ability, functional skills give you the chance to learn and practise practical skills that all employers are currently looking for. A breadth of colleges and universities also accept and trust them – comparing them to GCSE. Better yet, functional skills are written in a way that’s easier to interpret and they’re quicker to achieve. You can expect to learn all the main aspects of Maths. From organising numerical data into tables or charts to drawing simple diagrams, recognising number systems like fractions, and calculating the area of shapes.

Strong Maths and English skills are super important in today’s world. Therefore, we recommend grouping your Functional Skills Maths Level 2 with a Functional Skills English Level 2. Get the best of both worlds with two essential qualifications that’ll give you a great head start in life. To make sure you achieve your goal, you’ll be given strong tutor support and 4 practice exam papers before you sit your final, required exam at one of our centres.

When studying our Functional Skills Maths Level 2, you’ll learn about:

  • Applying mathematical problems to everyday situations
  • Interpreting Data from Frequency Tables.
  • Mean, Median and Mode
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Measuring Length and Distance with Metric or Imperial Units
  • Finding the perimeter and area of squares and rectangles
  • Calculate the volume of cubes and cuboids
  • Working numerical data into charts, diagrams and tables
  • Scales & Scale Diagrams
  • So much more…

Functional Skills develops the work-related, problem-solving and situational maths you need to succeed in the real world.  
A formal qualification

This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

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Awarding body: NCFE CACHE
Our course ref: X220
Qualification code: 603/5060/X
Official Qualification Title: NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Level 2

CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Study Hours

It takes around 45 hours of study to complete this course.

Course Duration

You have up to six 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 six months though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your unlimited tutor support.

Study Method

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.


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 examinations. Final exams cost just £95 when you come to Oxbridge. However, if you want us to come to you, it will cost £145 + travel costs.

Course Outcomes

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.

Additional Information
Official Qualification Title
NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Level 2
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.
Section 1
Handling Data

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 12 months.

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.

Course price involves all learning materials, tutor support and practice tests. Additional costs required for extra practice papers (beyond initial 4, that tutors will have to mark), registration for examinations, and examination resits. See below: If you choose to come to the Oxbridge Home Learning college in Birmingham, you can sit your examinations for just £95 – we'll even throw in a free coffee to keep you going! However, if you wish to sit the exam at a centre closer to where you live, the price will be £145 plus the cost of mileage for an invigilator to come a supervise your progress. Just to let you know, Oxbridge Home Learning is only a 15 minute walk from New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill Stations – we love meeting our students, too! The cost for examination resits are offered on the same basis – £95 if you come to our college in Birmingham or £145 to resit at an additional centre. Marking for additional practice papers: £50 for three additional practice papers.
You will need to pay additionally for your final exam.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

Delighted to have passed first time.
Kirsty Hateley

I sat my exams with you after completing the Functional skills maths. Delighted to have passed first time.

I found Oxbridge to be a very reliable service with excellent communication and support.
Andrew Powell

I found Oxbridge to be a very reliable service with excellent communication and support. As a student and I found the Functional Maths Level 2 course a joy to work through. My personal tutor was excellent and very helpful with both the fast turnaround time in which my mock exams were marked and in responding to any questions that I had. The final exam is held in a very professional and calm environment, the Oxbridge staff were very friendly and supportive which is exactly what you want in that situation

One step closer
Chloe Reeves

One step closer to my nursing degree with Oxbridge!

I was in a panic

I had a conditional offer for uni in September but needed to get my FS Maths. I was in a panic, I didn’t know where to go or what to do and that coupled with the fact that maths was never my strongest subject, I was a bit of a mess. I began googling. Oxbridge literally could not have been nicer or more accommodating, within a day I had my materials, and an email from my tutor. My questions were answered quickly, my practice papers were marked quickly and even though I was pressuring her into being able to take the exam she knew I wasn’t ready and relayed that info to me. I think for a business this is amazing because I literally would have kept sitting that exam every day if I could. A few weeks later I took the exam and passed; I’d never been so relieved I actually cried when I got my results. Thank you so much for all of your help I will always be so grateful to Oxbridge.

very fast in responding to any questions that I had.

My personal tutor Kerry was excellent and very helpful with both the fast turnaround time in which my mock exams were marked and also with her comments on the mock papers, she was also very fast in responding to any questions that I had.

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