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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 Maths 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 a Functional Skills Maths 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…

This course develops all those essential work-related, problem-solving and situational maths 'skills for life' you need to succeed in the real world and is often accepted in place of GCSE Maths for entry to many courses. 
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: 501/2324/5
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

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. To successfully complete this course, you’ll receive tutor support to complete four tutor marked practice exam papers and one final one hour thirty minute exam at one of our examination centres across the country.

Throughout the course there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.

Assessment

You’ll undertake four practice papers that are to be submitted and marked by your tutor.  Upon passing these practise papers and with the approval of your tutor, you will undertake one final examination.  More information and costs are available in the FAQs for this course.

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
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.
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.