Functional Skills Mathematics

Functional Skills Mathematics

Validating Body: Edexcel

Outcome qualification level: Entry 3, Level 1, Level 2

Guided Learning Hours: Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2 = 45 hours

Course content: The course will allow students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts, including: numbers, algebra, geometry, measures, statistics and probability. Students will study towards assessments that consist of mathematical problem solving and decision making using numbers, with tasks simulating the numerical reasoning within real life contexts. 

The curriculum will prepare students to make informed decisions about the management of money and the use of mathematics in technology in addition to, gaining an awareness of further learning opportunities and career choices.

Programme Duration: 1 year 

Main delivery location: Classroom/Computer Room

Progression opportunities and careers available: Students doing Functional Skills can study Mathematics at GCSE, A-level and then at university. Potential careers include working in the finance sector such as, banking, computing and accountancy.

Named contact: John Jackson




I used to struggle with maths a lot because I found it boring, so I was predicted to get a G in my GCSEs. Thanks to the fun and creative lessons here, I can solve maths problems that I could never do before, I’m now predicted a C in my GCSEs and I hope to get a job in a bank. 

 Colin, Year 11 student