Functional Skills Maths Level 2

Our course code: X220

Course fee £345 or from £26 per month

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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.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: NCFE CACHE
  • Our course code: 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.

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.

Course Duration

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.

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.

Course Content

1: Positive and negative numbers

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.

2: Calculations

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.

3: Ratio

In unit three, you’ll look at solving problems using ratio, which can be very useful for working out recipes and correctly scaled models.

4: Fractions, decimals, and percentages

In the fourth unit, you’ll work out how to convert fractions and decimals, decimals to fractions, percentages to decimals, and decimals to percentages.

5: Use simple formulae

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.

6: Recognise and use 2D and 3D objects

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.

7: Area, perimeter, and volume

In unit seven, you’ll explore area, perimeter and volume, and how to calculate them.

8: Use metric and imperial measures

This unit will teach you how to convert imperial to metric measurements, for length, weight and distance.

9: Collect and represent data

In the ninth unit, you’ll examine how data can be collected, interpreted, and displayed clearly

10: Use and interpret statistical measures

In this unit we will look at statistical measures such as mean, median, mode and range, along with the interpretation of graphs and charts.

11: Use statistical methods

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.

12: Use probability to assess the outcome

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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Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

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.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!