Functional Skills Level 2 maths covers a variety of real life problems which help you implement mathematical skills. You will study different topics within these three areas:
-Using number and the number system- whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages.
-Using common measures, shape and space.
-Handling information and data.
There are no set entry requirements. When you come to enrol, you will be assessed for suitability and to agree the level you can study. Prior qualifications will be used where appropriate.
Who is the course for?
If you want to pursue an Access course or an Apprenticeship and you are not quite ready, then this is the course for you. The English and maths for Work and Study is a course which allows you to gain level 1 or level 2 qualifications in Functional Skills maths and English in order to be ready for the next step: Access, an Apprenticeship or further study. The course is for adult learners (19 plus).
The course is delivered over 27 weeks of classroom taught lessons for 2.5 hours a week. You will be expected to combine this with a further 2 hours of guided study a week on an online platform called Century.
How is the course assessed?
You will take an exam covering the topics you have studied which is separated into two parts: Section A: Non-calculator 25 minutes - 16 marks = 25% overall Section B: Calculator 1 hour 30 minutes - 48 marks = 75% overall. This is an externally assessed exam.
Our next available course will be in November 2022.
This course runs at the Uxbridge campus on Thursdays from 12.30-3pm.
Where Next – Job Opportunities
Gaining a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification in maths will open doors to many career paths including teaching and accounting. Many more job opportunities are available to people who hold this qualification.
Where Next – Further Studies
Gaining a Functional Maths Level 2 can provide an entry point into a wide variety of study options from Access, an Apprenticeship, teacher training and many universities will accept Level 2 as an equivalent to a GCSE grade 4.
How to apply
To apply for a course choose one of these methods:
>> Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
>>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.
When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.