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 numbers and the number system – whole numbers, fractions, decimals and
  • Using common measures, shapes 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?

    These are part-time courses suitable for adults (over 19 years old) who have been out of full-time education for some time. Functional Skills is for students who need to improve their numeracy skills in order to progress in work and study. You will gain confidence in your mathematical skills whilst becoming more proficient at calculations that are relevant to daily life.

  • Study methods

    The course is delivered over 15 weeks of classroom taught lessons for 2 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 September 2022.
    If you require more information, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Candy White – School Administrator on 01895 471130 (term time only), or the College Information and Guidance team on 01895 853333.
    This course runs on a Thursday evening on the Uxbridge campus from 6-8pm.

  • 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 Feb 2023

Starts 23 February 2023

Duration 16 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Thursday
18:00 - 20:00

Course starting May 2023

Starts 17 May 2023

Duration 5 Week(s)

Location Hayes Campus

Days/Time Tuesday
18:00 - 20:00

Course starting May 2023

Starts 17 May 2023

Duration 5 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Tuesday
18:00 - 20:00

About this course

Part Time