Functional Skills Maths
Functional Skills Maths qualifications are designed to give learners the skills to operate confidently, effectively and independently in education, work and everyday life.
They have been created in response to employers’ perceptions that many learners are not achieving a sufficiently firm grounding in the basics.
The aims of these qualifications are to develop learner understanding and skills in:
- Representing – selecting the mathematics and information to model a situation.
- Analysing – processing and using mathematics.
- Interpreting – interpreting and communication the results of the analysis.
- Representing using mathematics
- Analysing situations mathematically
- Interpreting solutions to problems using mathematics
- Coverage of mathematical content in number, algebra, geometry and statistics
Coverage and Range
A learner should be able to:
understand and use whole numbers and understand negative numbers in practical contexts
add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers using a range of strategies
understand and use equivalences between common fractions, decimals and percentages
add and subtract decimals up to two decimal places
solve simple problems involving ratio, where one number is a multiple of the other
use simple formulae expressed in words for one- or two-step operations
solve problems requiring calculation, with common measures, including money, time, length, weight, capacity and temperature
convert units of measure in the same system
work out areas and perimeters in practical situations
construct geometric diagrams, models and shapes
extract and interpret information from tables, diagrams, charts and graphs
collect and record discrete data and organise and represent information in different ways
find mean and range
use data to assess the likelihood of an outcome.
The Total Qualification Time (TQT) for the Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics at Level 2 is 54 hours.
The Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics at Level 2 is 45.
This qualification can be studies online via our BKSb portal. It will do a Diagnostic Assessment where your strengths and weaknesses are discovered and an Individual Learning Plan is given to work through.
When you are ready, you will sit the online exam at your location. You will be tested under exam conditions and it lasts approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
We can provide past papers so that you can practice to make sure you are ready.