GCSEs/Functional Skills English & Maths

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.

  • Entry requirements

    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).

  • Study methods

    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.

  • More information

    Our next available course will be in November 2022.
    If you require more information, you can contact Candy White – School Administrator on 01895 471130 (term time only), or the College Information and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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.

Course starting Nov 2023

Starts 6 November 2023

Duration 27 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Thursday
12:30 - 15:00

Course starting Nov 2024

Starts 4 November 2024

Duration 27 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Thursday
12:30 - 15:00

About this course

Part Time