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Functional Skills Maths (Level 2) (19+) — Online Learning

Course outline

Our Functional Skills Maths Level 2 course will equip you with knowledge of the following topics: numbers, measurements and handling data.

This course includes three key modules:

Handling information and data

  • Unit 1: Averages
    • You will explore mean, median, mode, range and frequency distribution within this unit. You will learn how to estimate and use these different aspects to compare two different sets of data.
  • Unit 2: Probability
    • You will explore probability and will look at examples of probability statements before completing a range of practice questions on this topic. Independent and dependent events and tree diagrams will also be covered in this unit.
  • Unit 3: Graphs
    • You will look at how data can be represented on different types of graphs and charts, including bar charts, pie charts and scatter graphs. The correlation of graphs will be covered in this unit, as well as two way frequency tables which can also be used as a way of displaying mathematical data.

Measures, shapes and space

  • Unit 1: Time and money
    • In this unit, you will explore speed, distance, and time individually and the relationship between them. You will look at formulas that can be used when measuring each of these aspects and how this all links together. Budgeting, conversion and exchange rates will also be covered in this unit to improve your knowledge of money.
  • Unit 2: Converting between measurements
    • You will look at the different units of measurements used in maths, as well as the ways of calculating in metric and converting between different units of weight. Temperature will also be covered in this unit where you will look at conversion between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
  • Unit 3: Perimeter, area and volume (including circles and triangles)
    • In this unit you will explore the methods of calculating perimeter, area and volume and will complete practice questions in each area. The areas and volumes of shapes will also be covered within this unit.
  • Unit 4: Shapes
    • You will look at tessellation, symmetry, coordinates and angles in this unit, completing practice questions along the way to test their knowledge on each area. The unit covers a wide variety of shapes and how to calculate the circumference of shapes. You will look at 2D and 3D shapes, rotational symmetry and coordinates within the unit.
  • Unit 5: Scale
    • This unit teaches you how to calculate measurements from scales and how to create scales, before providing practice questions to test what you have covered in the learning content. Scale drawings and maps are key topics in this unit.

Using numbers and the number system

  • Unit 1: Positive and negative numbers
    • Within this unit, you will look at reading, writing, ordering and comparing positive and negative numbers of different sizes and will carry out calculations with numbers up to one million. You will use different strategies to check their answers, including elements of estimation and approximation.
  • Unit 2: Decimals, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
    • You will explore the elements of ordering, approximating and comparing decimals, as well as looking at adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals of up to three decimal places. There are practice questions embedded throughout the unit to test your knowledge.
  • Unit 3: Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 and rounding
    • In this unit, you will look at methods used to multiply and divide numbers by 10, by 100, and by 1000. Rounding numbers will also be covered, including how to round to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.
  • Unit 4: Fractions
    • This unit will teach you how to order, add, subtract and compare different amounts and quantities by using proper and improper fractions. You will look at different types of fractions, and will learn how to compare fractions, simplify fractions and express one number as a fraction of another number.
  • Unit 5: Percentages
    • You will explore the methods used to find percentages, reverse percentages, and will look at percentage increase or decrease. This unit will cover working out percentages and calculating percentage change.
  • Unit 6: Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages
    • This unit looks at identifying and knowing the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages and provides a range of practice questions for you to complete throughout the unit to test their knowledge in these areas.
  • Unit 7: Ratio, inverse and direct proportions
    • In this unit, you will look at when ratios are used in daily life and why it is sometimes necessary to simplify ratios. You will also explore inverse and direct proportions within this unit, before answering a set of practice questions linked to this topic.

This course is delivered online, allowing you to choose when and where you study. Studying will enhance both your personal skills and professional development.

To complete the qualification you will need to take an exam either online or on campus.

Personal Tutors are assigned to you to ensure that they have the support needed to succeed.

You must be aged 19+ to apply for this course.

How to enrol onto this course

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City & Guilds Functional Skills Maths Level 2


You will study this course at your own pace, but it must be completed within 16 weeks. You will receive an automated email reminding you of when you need to complete your assignment.

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course but you must be aged 19 or over.

Please note: All students will need to complete an Initial Assessment before being enrolled onto the course.

Teaching & assessment

To complete the qualification you will need to take an exam either online or on campus.

Those who wish to take their exams using our remote option, please note that you will require a laptop/computer with windows and a working webcam.


GCSE Maths or Access to Higher Education courses.

Additional information

The government is funding Functional Skills courses for adults aged 19+ who do not have a GCSE Grade C/4 or above in this subject and who are looking to retrain or upskill. You can find out what information you need to submit here.

You must be aged 19+ to apply for this course.