1Course Overview

Edexcel Functional Skills Maths Level 2

Course code: OSC1329

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Perfect for people who need a recognised Maths qualification to gain access to further education, employment, or just personal fulfillment, this course is studied on a distance learning basis at your own pace.

You'll receive your course materials after enrolment and are then free to progress through them as slowly or quickly as you wish within the one year time allocation. Work through learning activities included in each unit, and submit tutor marked assessments for grading and feedback.

Your personal tutor is available via email for any questions or help you may need, and you will need to complete an end of course examination in order to achieve your qualification.

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2Course Content

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
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The course materials include an optional assessment at the end of each unit, which you can submit to your tutor for grading and feedback. These assessments do not contribute to your qualification, but are good practice for your final 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 one year from enrolment to complete the course. You can begin studying at any time of year, and work through the course as quickly or slowly as you prefer.  

Do I have to sit an exam?

You will need to take your examinations at an external exam centre in order to fully complete this course. You will be required to find a suitable exam centre and book these examinations yourself.

You can find information on finding an exam centre here

Alternatively, see our Edexcel Functional Skills Maths Level 2 including Exams, where we will book the exams for you! Stress and hassle free.

Additional costs

You will be required to pay for your exams and a fee to take your exams at the examination centre that you choose.

Course outcome

On completion of this home learning course and your examinations you will receive the Edexcel Functional Skills Qualification in Maths Level 2. 

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


Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol on this course?

It is 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 and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide*
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen*
  • Student study planner*
  • Three colour highlighter*
  • 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. You will be responsible for booking and paying 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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