Basic Maths Level 2

Gain a certificate in Basic Maths, from home!

Many employers ask for job applicants to have a basic maths qualification, but going back to college to study maths can be a daunting option.

This course enables you to improve your understanding of maths by studying online from the comfort of your home, with the support of our experienced and friendly tutors.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studiesso you can work at your own pace. Coursework can be sent straight to your tutor by e-mail, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Course Content

Unit 1: Whole Numbers

  • Place value (tens, hundredths, thousandths)
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Long division
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Traditional methods
  • Box methods

Unit 2: Using Numbers and Calculations

  • Square numbers and roots
  • Cubic numbers and roots
  • Order of operations (BODMAS)
  • Integers
  • Inequalities (more than, less than signage)
  • Ratio
  • Inverse operations

Unit 3: Understanding Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

  • Decimals and decimal places
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Percentages
  • Standard Form

Unit 4: Working with Unit 3 Skills, Probability and Measures of Central Tendency

  • Equivalences between decimals, fractions and percentages
  • Basic probability
  • Mean
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Range

Unit 5: Measurements, Graphs, Tables and Charts

  • Units of Time
  • Distance
  • Area
  • Volume
  • Perimeter
  • Speed, distance and time
  • Weight and mass
  • Temperature
  • Frequency charts
  • Bar charts
  • Line graphs
  • Scatter plots

Unit 6: Mathematical Project

  • Interpret findings from a questionnaire
  • Presentation of results
  • Using appropriate mathematical skills
  • Using skills and knowledge from the rest of the course


The Basic Maths course assessment takes the form of a series of written assignments, which are submitted and marked by your tutor. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 60 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

This course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students access their course online via an online study platform. Simply log in to view your course guide at any time and follow the activities and instructions for each unit.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 2 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 2 on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (where level 2 and 3 courses are similar in difficulty to GCSEs and A Levels, respectively, and where level 4 courses are slightly more challenging than an A-level).

The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 2 (using Ofqual's QCF level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Open Study College which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. These are Ofqual (the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator in England); the Welsh Government and CCEA (the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) in Northern Ireland.

You can read more about NCFE and our awarding bodies here: Awards

Course Questions and Answers

Q: What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Q: What is included in the cost of my course?

  • Online course materials
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Accreditation
  • FREE NUS Extra card
  • FREE CV writing service

Q: Do I have to sit an exam?

No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.

Q: Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

Q: How do I get my work assessed?

Once we receive your work we will mark it and return it to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certificate proving your success in Basic Maths.

Q: What do I do if I still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

Reviews for this course

"I am enjoying my course"
Sybil Somerset, Dornoch

I am enjoying my course as it is challenging and thorough. My core skills are improving and I am becoming more confident with maths. My tutor has given me excellent feedback and responds to submitted units very quickly. I'm very happy with my course. 

"The course so far is enjoyeable and i am learning a lot"
Sarah Tweedie, Chelmsford

The course so far is enjoyeable and i am learning a lot. The tutor support has been excellant and the efficiency of the marking of my assignments has been brilliant. The study material provided is clear and easy to follow.

The good thing about the Open Study College is that there is no time restraints on start and finish dates which is one of the things that attracted me to the college, along with the use of study materials and tutors rather than the course being purly on line.

I would like to be able to do a follow on course but i think these involve sitting an exam.

"I am enjoying it"
Elaine Jones, Wellingborough

I have only completed unit 1 and done well in that I am enjoying it but being 52 maths has changed so much since I left school, my tutor is very helpful and gives good feedback thank you.

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