Functional Skills Maths 


Course Key

Shapes creating the word maths on a background showing various equations  

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Course Fee  *FREE

Who is this course for?

Need a Level 2 Maths qualification for work?

Want a Level 2 nationally recognised qualification?

Want to improve your Maths skills?

Want to open the door to more work opportunities?

Want to develop skills for work or life?

Then this course may be for you.


This course is for adults who are looking to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of Maths, in order to achieve a Certificate in Functional Skills Maths, either at level 1 or level 2.





Start Date

End Date

Hateley Heath FETC, West Bromwich Monday 9:30am - 12pm 30/09/2024 02/06/2025 Enquire Now
Tipton College, Tipton Wednesday 12:30pm - 3pm 02/10/2024 04/06/2025 Enquire Now
Tipton College, Tipton Wednesday 6pm - 8:30pm 02/10/2024 04/06/2025 Enquire Now
Ron Davis Centre, Smethwick Friday 9:30am - 12pm 04/10/2024 06/06/2025 Enquire Now

Course Details

This course is for learners who want to improve their maths skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification.  The course is offered at Functional Skills level 1 and Functional Skills level 2.

When you enrol with us we will ask you to complete a simple test. If your level of Maths is above this level then we will refer you to that level Maths course. We do this to make sure you are studying at the right level to ensure your personal growth and development.

You will be encouraged to attend regularly.  Our Functional Skills Level 2 qualification is the same complexity as a GCSE Maths qualification and is regarded as an equivalent Level 2 qualification with employers when looking for jobs.


Entry Requirements:

You will need to have at least Entry Level 3 skills before joining the Functional Skills Maths course. 


You will need to provide evidence that you have any of the following:

  • Been a resident of the UK/EU for the past three years.

  • Proof of immigration status
  • ​Aged 19+

The benefits of this course  

Learners will develop their maths skills within a range of skill areas. This may include carrying out calculations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages, shape and space; money, time, weight, capacity, area and volume and handling data; how to interpret graphs, charts and find statistical averages from sets of data.



At Sandwell Adult and Family Learning (SAFL) you will be taught in a classroom situation with one-to-one, pairs and small group work, discussion, role play and themed practical activities.  This will provide you with lots of opportunities to develop your reading, writing and speaking and listening skills.


How will progress be monitored and assessed?

Progression will be monitored through assessment via observation of practical activities, marking of completed work and through group discussion. You will complete an individual Personal Learning Plan and reflect on your own progress each week in a Personal learning journal. Your tutor will provide you with both written and verbal feedback on how you can progress and develop your skills on a weekly basis.



You will be able to work towards a nationally recognised qualification in Maths from the NCFE. On successful completion of this course, you will achieve a Certificate in Functional Skills Maths (Level 1) or a Certificate in Functional Skills Maths (Level 2).  

You will be given advice and guidance about the best starting point for you.


After completing this course, could I progress onto another course?

This course can provide progression onto the next Functional Skills level or to GCSE Maths. Gaining a qualification at Level 2 can provide an entry point into a wide variety of career options and other further study.

Equipment Required

Resources are provided however learners may wish to bring their own stationery with them.​

*Your course fees are paid for through the West Midlands Combined Authority, which is government funding.