1Course Overview

Edexcel Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2 inc. exams - Fast Track

Course code: OSC1333

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This great value course includes both Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 2, and all exams are included too!

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.

Due to syllabus changes the last chance to sit this exam will be 1st August 2020. You will need to contact us prior to this to book in for this exam.

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2Course Content

Functional Skills English Level 2

Unit 1: Speaking, listening and communication

  • Considering complex information and giving an appropriate response
  • Presenting information clearly and persuasively
  • Taking part in discussions

Unit 2: Reading

  • Types of text and their purpose
  • Scan reading
  • Detecting point of view, implicit meaning and/ or bias
  • Selecting texts
  • Analysing text and considering suitable responses

Unit 3: Writing

  • Audience and purpose
  • Structure and planning writing
  • Writing style for different purposes
  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation

Functional Skills Maths Level 2

Unit 1: Number

  • 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

Unit 2: Ratios and proportion

  • Ratios
  • Scaling quantities
  • Using map scales
  • Percentages
  • Converting percentages, fractions and decimals

Unit 3: Algebra

  • Substituting equations
  • Simplifying equations and multiplying out brackets
  • Changing the subject of an equation
  • Solving simple equations
  • Unit conversion
  • Speed, distance and time

Unit 4: Shapes and Geometry

  • Perimeter and area of 2D shapes
  • Circumference
  • Volume
  • 3D shapes
  • Elevations and plans

Unit 5: Probability and statistics

  • Qualitative and quantitative data
  • Continuous and discrete data
  • Simple statistical tests on data
  • Graphs and charts
  • Comparing data
  • Understanding probability
3Other Information

Assessment

Each course will be assessed individually. Assignments should be sent to your personal tutor for grading. Examinations will be booked and taken seperately.

Due to syllabus changes the last chance to sit this exam will be 1st August 2020. You will need to contact us prior to this to book in for this exam.

Functionals Skills English exam

The exam consists of 3 papers:

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

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

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

Functional Skills Maths exam

The exam consists of 1 paper:

  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Weighting: 100%
  • Marks: 48 in total
  • Assessment format: onscreen or paper-based assessment

Course duration

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

Additional costs

There are no additional costs. All course materials, tutor support and examinations for both subjects are included in the price.

Course Outcomes

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.

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

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol on this course?

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.

Is there a time limit for completion of this course? 

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible; designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

Due to syllabus changes the last chance to sit this exam will be 1st August 2020. You will need to contact us prior to this to book in for this exam.

What is included in the cost of my course?

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Final examinations
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide*
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter*
  • Student study planner*
  • Student notebook*
  • Document wallet*

* Not included with the online study option

Do I have to sit an exam?

Yes, you will need to take the functional skills examinations in order to fully complete this course. 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.

Due to syllabus changes the last chance to sit this exam will be 1st August 2020. You will need to contact us prior to this to book in for this exam.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

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.

What if I still have questions?

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 Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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