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Functional Skills Mathematics

What is Maths?

Maths is an essential life-skill in the modern, technologically advanced world. Knowledge of Maths is increasingly important in today’s, computer-based workplace. Maths has a wide application, and you will find yourself using Maths in some of the subjects that you study at school, especially the sciences and business related courses. This is why a good grade in Maths is often a requirement for moving on to higher level study.


Maths is considered one of the essential functional skills in which every student should aim to get a good pass.

What will I study?

Qualification type: Functional Skills

Qualification title: Edexcel Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics at Level 2

Accreditation status: Accredited

Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 45

Total Qualification Time (TQT): 54

Qualification number (QN): 500/8907/9

Why should I study Maths?

Mathematics at level 2 s is a formal requirement for entry to university in any course. It is also the minimum requirement that most employers will insist upon. In today’s society it is almost as important to be mathematically literate as it is to be literate in English. You will find that being good at Maths can help you to deal with problems found in everyday life – from deciding upon a mortgage to assessing a “special offer” in a supermarket. Maths is useful!

How is it assessed?

The exam is externally assessed and comprises one written papers. The paper lasts for 1 hour 30 minutes. 

What do I need?

In Maths, learning takes place through practising the skills you are taught, so you need to be motivated and willing to work hard, both in and outside of class.

 It is also helpful if you are organised and neat in the way you set out and structure your work. If you are not, we will then encourage you to improve this aspect of your work.

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Edexcel unctional Skills Mathematics




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