Functional Skills – Maths

Learn the fundamentals of Maths so you can speed through simple calculations. This course is the equivalent to completing your GCSE Maths – perfect for anyone looking to top up their skills and open up hundreds of career paths.

Nationally Accredited

Level 2 qualification

Takes as little as five weeks

Engaging Online Learning

Expert 1-to-1 support

Free Employment Support Service

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Course Description

If you’re looking for a course that grants you the confidence to navigate everyday Maths problems – this is the course for you.

We’ll guide you through the foundations of Maths, developing your practical skills with a focus on the concepts you’re likely to encounter at work and in life. Covering numeracy, money, percentages, temperature and more – you’ll emerge confident with solving common problems.

For those of you looking to gain a Maths GCSE equivalent, this Functional Skills Maths course is the perfect way to open doors to countless
careers and opportunities.

Did you know: Universities and colleges will accept this qualification for further education courses, like teaching and nursing, as well as apprenticeships.

Course Length: On average, this course is completed within 4 – 10 weeks. But the more time you dedicate, the sooner you can complete it. The pace of the learning is up to you.

Free Course for: Anyone who is unemployed and aged 19 or over who has been living in the European Union for the last 3 years.

Certified Awarding Body: NCFE

What people are saying about the course:


  • You'll earn an Entry Level (1, 2, or 3), Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills (Maths) Qualification from NCFE.

Course Content

1. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

2. Decimals

3. Money

4. Temperature and time

5. Length, weight and shapes

6. Percentages

7. Ratios

8. Capacity

9. Averages

10. Probability

Are you eligible to complete this qualification for free?

This qualification is 100% government funded if:

  • You were born before the 31st August 2001
  • You must currently live in Greater London
  • You have lived in the European Union for the last 3 years (unless you have have been given a special Visa/Residence permits that gives you the permanent right to remain)
  • Are Unemployed and can provide evidence (Subject to eligibility)
  • Can provide Identifications and relevant documentation as required
  • If on the 31st of August 2019, you were aged between 19-23, you need to have gained a full level 2 qualification (e.g. five or more GCSE/O-Levels at grades A* – C / 4 – 9, one A-Level, two/three AS-Levels, five or more CSE grade 1’s, GNVQ Intermediate, QCF Diploma Level 2).
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Why Learn with Us

A fully certified and nationally accredited qualification

100% government funded - you don't pay anything! (Check your eligibility.)

Ongoing and comprehensive one-to-one support from an expert assessor

Comprehensive employment support service

Our Home Learning courses take place from the comfort of your home! You can be enrolled on our courses whenever you are ready, and start when you’re ready.
Yes, the main advantage of doing our Home Learning course is that allows you to be flexible to choose the times that suits you to learn. Each course will have a recommended date to complete, with plenty of time to work through the units to gain the qualification.
The amount of time that you dedicate to the course is entirely flexible. Someone dedicating 15 hours of learning a week can complete their qualification within two weeks.
All our courses are free for those who are employed and unemployed, subject to eligibility.
No, you don’t need to attend our training center for any of our Home Learning courses. (Note that under normal circumstances we deliver various classroom-based courses from our training centers in Croydon, Harrow and Tottenham - learn more at
Yes, anyone who is employed or unemployed can enroll on any of our courses, subject to eligibility.
No, you can start when you are ready and enroll when you are ready.
You can enroll on one course at a time, but you can do as many as you like to achieve your career goals. We are happy to give you information, advice and guidance on any courses you wish to complete.
Of course. All our courses are accredited courses and you will receive a nationally recognized certification on achievement.
All our Home Learning courses are assignment based, you will need to complete assignments for each of the units of the qualifications and submit them to your assessor.
Your assessor will be available to support you through email or our messaging system and provide feedback on all your assignments you submit.
Yes, you will be provided with regular progress updates.
Yes, there are further courses that will become available in due course, we will be keeping our website updated regularly, but if you would like to be notified please email us at
We continually try to make learning simple and transparent. Learning through our online platform is incredibly easy and you can navigate around your qualification quickly and access all the learning materials as soon as you login. Your studying should be about what you learn, not how you learn it. Which is why we make the entire process as simple as possible to help you adjust to learning online.
Next Steps

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