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Functional Skills Maths Level 2

Functional Skills Maths Level 2

Highfield Level 2 Functional Skills Maths Qualification.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

This qualification can be achieved using a variety of teaching and learning methods including classroom-based delivery, distance learning and embedded learning, the recommended learning hours must be completed. The GLH for this qualification is 55 hours; however, teaching time depends largely on the mode of delivery and the individual learner’s needs.

About the course

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop their skills in mathematics to help them gain the most from work, education and everyday life. Its assessment requires the learner to apply skills-based and problem-solving techniques in realistic settings.

Functional skills qualifications are recommended for learners over the age of 14. The qualification is suitable for delivery in a wide range of learning environments and can be taken as a stand-alone qualification or as part of a wider programme of study. Learners undertaking an apprenticeship will need to successfully complete functional skills, or prove their exemption, in order to pass through the gateway.

How will I be assessed?

This qualification consists of one mandatory component and is assessed by an externally set examination that consists of two parts:

1. the Calculator test (110 minutes)

2. the Non-calculator test (40 minutes)

The total duration of the examination is 2 hours 30 minutes.

The assessment will require learners to demonstrate underpinning knowledge skills and problem-solving techniques in realistic settings. Learners must answer a series of questions based on purposeful scenarios and all questions must be completed.

Mathematics examinations are available on demand in both an on-screen and a paper-based format.


Learners successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress on to GCSE Maths qualification.

This course will be delivered via our sister company at Acacia Training & Development Ltd​.

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