Course overview

When you’re studying maths at school, it’s sometimes hard to see how you’ll use the skills in real life. All it takes is for someone to explain that ratios help you compare the prices of different products, percentages are used to split bills, and multiplication and division help you set a monthly budget. When you learn in context, it’s easy to see how functional maths is. This Functional Skills Maths Level 2 course is designed using real-life examples to help you improve your maths skills. If you find it easier to learn maths with practical examples, this is the course for you.

Course description

Many jobs require a GCSE Maths pass grade or equivalent but not everyone gets these qualifications at school. If you’d like to get jobs in policing, the NHS, education, or the council, this functional skills course can help you learn maths as an adult to achieve your goals.

Learn to apply mathematical thinking to solve everyday problems. Develop your reasoning and decision-making skills. Understand fractions, decimals and percentages to feel confident dealing with bills and money. Learn to interpret statistics and data to be able to analyse information and make informed decisions. Learn about averages to help you understand your spending habits and budget accordingly.

Edexcel Functional Skills Maths courses teach you essential everyday maths skills for employment and learning. These maths courses are made by adults, for adults.

Level 2 Functional Skills Maths courses are accepted as a GCSE equivalent for many jobs and courses. If you want to do an apprenticeship, higher education course, or to go to University, this level 2 maths course can open doors for you.

This maths course takes around 65 hours to complete.

To pass your Functional Skills Maths Level 2 you’ll need to sit and pass an exam at the end of your course. You’ll be able to book your Functional Skills Maths Level 2 exam when you’re ready.

To take this functional maths course you’ll need to have a digital device such as a computer or tablet. You’ll also need access to the internet to communicate with your tutor and receive learning materials through Canvas, the WEA’s digital learning portal. You can take an online Functional Skills Maths exam if you like.

When you complete this maths course, you can progress to Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics in everyday life.

Classrooms haven’t changed much since the WEA was founded in 1903. But our attitude towards teaching has. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and that’s why our tutors take great care to create a positive learning environment- in person and online.

Most of our courses are free for most of our learners. Please note that you need to reach the end of the enrolment process to see the discounts.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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