Edexcel Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2

Course codes: OSC1332 / OSC1333

This great value course includes both Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 2...

  • Gain two recognised Level 2 Edexcel qualifications
  • Full course materials
  • Full tutor support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Exam fees can be included - we'll book your exams for you when you're ready!
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Course overview

This great value course includes both Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 2. Exams can be included!

Just let us know when you’re ready to sit them after completing your studies, and we’ll book them for you! Stress and hassle free.

With 2 years to complete both courses you can study at your own pace, wherever and whenever you choose. Either study each one individually, or simultaneously. You’ll receive all course materials together, so you have the flexibility to learn your way.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

On completion of your exams, you will receive your Functional skills Maths and English Level 2.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.


4 exams.

Course content

Edexcel Functional Skills English Level 2

  • Extracting relevant information
  • Following narratives and line of arguments
  • Communication information, ideas and opinions
  • Making requests and asking questions
  • Expressing opinions and arguments
  • Using language effectively
  • Making relevant and constructive contributions
  • Adapting contributions
  • Interjecting and redirecting discussions
  • Identify key information needed for a range of situations
  • Compare information, ideas and opinions
  • Identify implicit and inferred meaning
  • Understand the relationship between textual features and devices
  • Use a range of reference materials and appropriate resources
  • Understand organisational features
  • Analyses texts of different complexity
  • Follow and identify different points of an argument
  • Identify different styles of writing and writers voice
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Communicating information, ideas and opinions effectively and clearly
  • Writing texts to meet the needs of purpose and audience
  • Organising writing for different purposes
  • Using different language and register
  • Constructing complex sentences

Edexcel Functional Skills Maths Level 2

  • Positive and negative numbers
  • Addition and subtraction in a practical context
  • Multiplication and division in a practical context
  • Factors and multiples
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Estimation
  • Ratios
  • Scaling quantities
  • Using map scales
  • Percentages
  • Converting percentages, fractions and decimals
  • Compound interest
  • Substituting equations
  • Simplifying equations and multiplying out brackets
  • Changing the subject of an equation
  • Solving simple equations
  • Unit conversion
  • Speed, distance and time
  • Density
  • Perimeter and area of 2D shapes
  • Circumference
  • Volume
  • 3D shapes
  • Elevations and plans
  • Coordinates
  • Qualitative and quantitative data
  • Continuous and discrete data
  • Simple statistical tests on data
  • Graphs and charts
  • Comparing data
  • Understanding probability
Extra info

Course Duration

You have 2 years to complete both courses. Either study each one individually, or both simultaneously – the flexibility and choice is yours!

Course Outcome

On completion of this distance learning course and relevant examinations, you will be awarded the Exdecel Functional Skills Qualification in English Level 2 and the Edexcel Functional Skills Qualification in Maths Level 2. If you only complete one of the two courses, you’ll only receive the qualification which corresponds with that course

Awarding Body

Edexcel’s qualifications are world renowned and highly respected, giving learners the opportunity to succeed in life, learning and employment.


Each course will be assessed individually. Assignments should be sent to your personal tutor for grading. Examinations will be booked and taken separately. If you add on your exams, we will book these for you. Please note: exams are held in Birmingham, Bolton, Doncaster and London, so you must be able to travel to one of these locations.

Exam details

English Paper 1: Speaking, listening and communication
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Weight: 33.3%
  • Assessment format: Students must take part in in a range of speaking activities
English Paper 2: Reading
  • Type: Onscreen assessment or paper-based
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Weight: 33.3%
  • Total marks: 30
  • Assessment format: Students will read and answer questions on three texts.
English Paper 3: Writing
  • Type: Onscreen assessment or paper-based
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Weighting: 33.3%
  • Total marks: 30
  • Assessment format: Students will complete two writing tasks.
Maths: Paper 1

The exam consists of 1 paper which has 2 sections:


  • Duration: 25 minutes
  • Weighting: 25%
  • Marks: 16 in total
  • Assessment format: onscreen or paper-based assessment


  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Weighting: 75%
  • Marks: 48 in total
  • Assessment format: onscreen or paper-based assessment

Students will need to have a good level of spoken English to complete the speaking elements of the examination. It is also recommended that students are confident using a laptop or computer, as external exam centres may host onscreen only examinations.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Final examinations
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • Comprehensive study guide*
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter*
  • Student study planner*
  • Student notebook*
  • Document wallet*

* Not included with the online study option

Yes, you will need to take the functional skills examinations in order to fully complete this course. If you add on the exams, we will book and pay for the exams once you are ready to take them – just get in touch and we’ll make all the arrangements for you.

Exams are held in Birmingham, London and Manchester, so you must be able to travel to one of these locations.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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