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Functional Skills Maths (Part-time) - for Adults (19+)


English and Maths

Study Mode

Part time

Start Date



32 weeks


Available at

Course Overview

We are running a 2 week intensive Level 1 and Level 2 Maths course from Tuesday 14th June to 23rd June 2022 at our Chippenham, Salisbury and Trowbridge campuses. We encourage attendance to at least 5 of these sessions during the 2 week period, with an exam at the end of the course or during July/August.In addition, we are still offering Functional Maths to adults (19+) as a distance learning option.Please apply online and register your interest in studying Maths.Following receipt of your application, we will contact you to discuss the support and the options available to you.Functional Skills Maths courses are free of charge for applicants who do not have a Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

What will I learn?

When you sign up to study maths, we will help you develop your core skills and knowledge in number calculations, money management, measurement, shape, space and handling data.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Entry Level Maths is formally assessed internally.

Level 1 and 2 maths is assessed with a formal exam, which includes a non-calculator and a calculator section. This exam is marked externally by the Awarding Body (Edexcel).

All levels have set and marked tests, which consist of scenario-based questions and take place under exam conditions at any time in the year.
Resources permitted in the examination room are: a pen with black ink, calculator, HB pencil, eraser and ruler graduated in centimetres and millimetres.

Assessments take place on a regular basis to develop and assess your skills and fully prepare you for the formal assessments needed to gain a qualification.

Entry Requirements

As part of the interview process, all applicants will complete an initial assessment.
Using the results from this and through discussion with you, we will be able to advise you about the course and qualification that is most suitable for you.
Your individual programme of study will be tailored to your needs through regular progress monitoring and discussion with your Lecturer.

Additional Costs and Information

All of these courses are free of charge for applicants who do not have a Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

You will be required to provide your own maths equipment which should include a calculator, paper and pens and a maths set.

What Could I Do Next?

For those who achieve a Functional skills Level 2 maths qualification, there are opportunities to progress to a GCSE Maths course.

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