Functional Skills Qualification In Mathematics (Various Levels)


  • 16-18, Adults
  • A4425-23
  • 4 September 2023 - 36 weeks
  • Willesden Campus


This course will help you develop skills and confidence in using maths for work and everyday life.

If you are an adult wishing to study functional maths, we will put you on a mathematics course at the right level for you following a short mathematics test.

The courses include study in the following categories:

  • Number skills and non-calculator arithmetic
  • Fractions, percentages and ratio
  • Decimals and calculating with money
  • Timetabling and scheduling
  • Shapes and spatial problem solving
  • Interpreting data and statistics

How is the course taught?

You commit to attend in-person mathematics lessons where lecturers will instruct you using a range of activities and online resources.

What qualification do I get on completing this course?

Depending on your starting point, you may be able to achieve one or more of the following qualifications in one year of study:

  • Functional Mathematics Entry Level 2
  • Functional Mathematics Entry Level 3
  • Functional Mathematics Level 1

Is there additional work required by the student?

Learners need to commit to at least 1 hour of private study per week throughout the course. Learners take the supervised formal assessment (exam) at set points through the academic year.

What are the Entry Requirements?

Completion of a short mathematics test on enrolment. Our mathematics teachers will advise and enrol you to an appropriate mathematics course.

All of our mathematics courses are taught in English. Applicants need a functional level of spoken and written English (i.e. ESOL or Functional Skills English Entry Level 2) before enrolling to any of our maths courses. Learners with functional literacy of Entry Level 1 or lower should enrol and pass ESOL Entry Level 2 before enrolling for a maths course.