Do you have a good grasp of basic maths? Can you add, subtract and multiply with ease? Are you wanting to advance your knowledge and boost your confidence when using your maths skills in real-world applications? Do you want to gain a recognised qualification in maths, that’s equivalent to a GCSE?
Our NCFE CACHE accredited Functional Skills online Maths Level 2 course will give you all these skills, and more. A recognised equivalent of GCSE, during this Level 2 Maths course, you’ll learn how to interpret and express data using charts, diagrams, and tables, work with fractions, decimals, percentages, and much more.
Why study Functional Skills Maths Level 2?
- You’ll gain an NCFE accredited qualification equivalent to a GCSE
- You can demonstrate to employers you’ve mastered a range of maths skills, from calculating volumes to interpreting statistics
- You’ll gain the qualification and confidence to apply for jobs or higher education courses requiring maths knowledge
- You can study in your own time, at your own pace, via laptop, phone, or tablet
- You can retake units at any time to strengthen your knowledge and prepare for your exams.
What you'll learn
Unit 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.
Unit 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.
Unit 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.
Unit 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.
Unit 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.
Unit 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.
Unit 7 - Area, perimeter, and volume
In unit seven, you’ll explore area, perimeter and volume, and how to calculate them.
Unit 8 - Use metric and imperial measures
This unit will teach you how to convert imperial to metric measurements, for length, weight and distance.
Unit 9 - Collect and represent data
In the ninth unit, you’ll examine how data can be collected, interpreted, and displayed clearly
Unit 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.
Unit 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.
Unit 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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At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement from NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home.
How is this course assessed or examined?
To successfully pass the course, you’ll need to 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.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.