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Do you want to improve your Maths Skills and found GCSE hard? Then Functional Skills may be the route for you. It is a much more practical approach to learning Maths and is popular with employers. If you did not get a C or above in GCSE Mathematics, you will have to retake this subject alongside your studies, or be working towards this through Functional Skills Mathematics.

Age groups

16-18, 19+, Educational needs

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Our broad aim is to enable learners to build confidence in their use of maths at home, in the workplace and for study. This is achieved through the Functional Maths Standards which emphasise Representation; Analysis and Interpretation.

Course content

You will study three sections of Maths: Number – including fractions, percentages and ratio; Measure, Shape and Space – including time, money and spatial properties; and Handling Data – including graphs, charts and averages


You will be continually assessed throughout the course and will sit one timed exam paper at the end of the year. The exam board for Entry Level qualifications will be City and Guilds. The exam board for Levels 1 and 2 will be Edexcel.


Entry requirements:

No qualification requirement. All learners assessed using the on line ForSkills assessments to help identify the appropriate level of learning.

What next?

Further levels of Functional Skills Maths or GCSE Maths. Gaining a qualification at an appropriate level will also allow learners to enhance their CVs and improve their employability.

Contact a tutor

Jacqui Stewart

Tel: 023 8087 4874

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