Functional Skills Maths – Entry Level 2



The course focuses on building essential mathematical skills required for everyday practical use and provides a solid foundation for further mathematical study. It aims to equip learners with the tools they need to confidently apply mathematical concepts, solve problems, and make informed decisions in various real-life situations.

Number and Calculation Skills: Learners will develop a deeper understanding of numbers and calculations through interactive activities and exercises. They will practice working with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages. The course will cover arithmetic operations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Learners will also develop skills in using money, time, and measurements accurately.

Measurement and Shape Skills: The course will enhance learners' measurement and shape skills. They will explore and apply measurement techniques for length, weight, capacity, and area. Learners will develop an understanding of 2D and 3D shapes, including their properties and how to calculate their perimeter and area. They will also learn about basic angles and their measurement.

Data Handling and Problem-Solving Skills: Learners will develop data handling and problem-solving skills. They will learn to interpret and analyse data presented in tables, graphs, and charts. The course will cover basic concepts of probability and statistics, enabling learners to make predictions and draw conclusions from data. Problem-solving strategies will be emphasised to help learners apply mathematical skills to real-life scenarios.

By the end of this course, you should be able to

Whole numbers

  • Count reliably up to 20 items
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 100
  • Add and subtract two-digit whole numbers
  • Recall addition and subtraction facts to 10
  • Multiply using single-digit whole numbers
  • Approximate by rounding to the nearest 10
  • Use and interpret +, - , x, ÷ and = in practical situations for solving problems
  • Use a calculator to check
  • calculations using whole numbers

Fractions, decimals and percentages

  • Read, write and compare halves and quarters of quantities
  • Find halves and quarters of small numbers of items or shapes

Common measures

  • Make amounts of money up to £1 in different ways using 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p coins
  • Calculate the cost of more than one item and the change from a transaction, in pence or in whole pounds
  • Read and record time in common date formats
  • Read and understand time displayed on analogue and 12-hour digital clocks in hours, half hours and
  • quarter hours
  • Read, estimate, measure and compare length using common standard and non-standard units (e.g. metre, centimetre, paces)
  • Read, estimate, measure and compare weight using common standard units (e.g. kilogram)
  • Read, estimate, measure and compare capacity using common standard and non-standard units (e.g. litre, cupful)
  • Read and compare positive temperatures in everyday situations such as weather charts
  • Read simple scales to the nearest labelled division

Shape and space

  • Recognise and name 2-D and 3-D shapes
  • Describe the properties of common 2-D and 3-D shapes
  • Use positional vocabulary
  • Recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes
  • Understand everyday positional vocabulary (e.g. between, inside or near to)

Data and statistical measures

  • Extract information from lists, tables, simple diagrams and block graphs
  • Make numerical comparisons from block graphs
  • Sort and classify objects using two criteria
  • Collect simple numerical information
  • Represent information so that it makes sense to others

(e.g. in lists, tables and diagrams)The course focuses on the practical application of mathematical skills in everyday contexts. Learners will develop skills to interpret and solve problems related to money, time, measurements, calculations, and data analysis. They will also enhance their ability to use mathematical reasoning and logical thinking to make informed decisions and solve practical challenges they may encounter in their personal and professional lives.

Throughout the course, learners will receive guidance and support from experienced instructors who will provide constructive feedback on their progress. They will have access to a range of learning resources, including textbooks, online materials, and interactive exercises, to enhance their learning experience.

By successfully completing the Certificate in Functional Skills in Mathematics (Entry Level 2), learners will have developed a strong foundation in mathematical skills, enabling them to confidently apply mathematical concepts in practical situations, pursue further education, and enhance their employability prospects.



Course Type / Level

Entry Level 2



Who is this for?

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to build their confidence and ability in maths.
There will be additional support available in the class if necessary.
It is also suitable for those who need maths for work or self-improvement and want to advance onto the next level.

Entry Requirements

Age 19 +
EU/UK resident for the last 3 Years

Dates and Duration

Start Date: 19 September 2023
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Day: Tuesday
Duration: 20 Weeks

Start Date: 20 September 2023
Time: 12:30 - 15:00
Day: Wednesday
Duration: 20 Weeks


Stockton Business Centre
70-74 Brunswick Street, Stockton-on-Tees
TS18 1DW

Progression Route

The course progresses to Entry Level 3 maths.

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