Edexcel Functional Skills Maths and ICT Level 2
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Boost your IT and Maths skills from home with this accredited Functional Skills Maths and ICT Level 2 qualification.
- This Functional Skills Maths and ICT Level 2 course is equivalent to two grade 4 GCSEs.
- Accredited and recognised qualification that will demonstrate your knowledge and skills in ICT and maths.
- You’ll become proficient in ICT and understand the modern office.
- Improve your mathematical skills.
- Achieve these qualifications from the comfort your own home, at your own pace.
- If you add on your exams, we will book and pay for them for you!
Our Edexcel Functional Skills Maths and ICT Level 2 qualification will provide you with accredited, nationally recognised qualifications in Maths and IT.
The IT course has been designed for anyone looking to understand the fundamentals of ICT. During this course, you’ll learn more about using storage and software, how to use databases and spreadsheets, and how to produce word documents and slide presentations.
This course has been designed around the use of Microsoft Office; however, the contents of this course are also applicable to other solutions such as Google applications too.
Your maths course will help you to expand your knowledge of ratios, algebra, probability, and calculating volume and circumference.
Please note that you must complete the exams to achieve your qualification. You can choose to add your exams to your enrolment, and we will save you the hassle of booking them, giving you more time to dedicate to your studies. If you do not add your exams to your enrolment, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams by liaising directly with your chosen exam centre.
Up to two years.
Edexcel Functional Skills ICT Level 2 and Edexcel Functional Skills Maths Level 2 qualifications.
There are no specific entry requirements to study this course.
Three exams. You will also complete tutor marked assessments throughout your course to allow you and your tutor to track your progress.
- Health and safety of using computers
- Adjusting system settings
- Creating files and folders
- Controlling access to files
- Keeping your device secure
- Selecting software
- Understanding the user interface
- Using storage and storage devices
- Identify information required
- How to search effectively
- Evaluate websites
- How to save appropriately
- How to extract information using copy and paste, screenshotting, and copy and paste.
- How to present information in How to search data a table
- How to search data
- How to sort and filter data
- Understand queries and reports
- Be able to present information
- Validate data
- Apply formatting
- Carry out calculations
- Use conditions
- Display data graphically
- Typing and copy and paste text
- Inserting imagery
- Applying formatting
- Presenting work
- Making slides and editing them
- Animating and transitioning
- Sending and receiving
- Contacts lists
- Organising your inbox
- Positive and negative numbers
- Addition and subtraction in a practical context
- Multiplication and division in a practical context
- Factors and multiples
- Fractions and Decimals
- Scaling quantities
- Using map scales
- 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
- Perimeter and area of 2D shapes
- 3D shapes
- Elevations and plans
- Qualitative and quantitative data
- Continuous and discrete data
- Simple statistical tests on data
- Graphs and charts
- Comparing data
- Understanding probability
Once enrolled, you have up to two years to complete your studies.
You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work, it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or online, depending on the study method you choose. If you choose to study online, your login details will be emailed to you. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away.
You will also be provided with a range of further reading and videos to support your learning.
Exams and assessments
Functional Skills ICT Level 2 exam
To achieve your Functional Skills ICT Level 2 qualification, you must complete the exam. You will be assessed via an online exam. The exam will consist of two parts and will last for two hours. Your exam will be marked out of 50.
Functional Skills Maths Level 2 exam
Your Functional Skills Maths Level 2 qualification will require you to complete two written exam papers, one with a calculator and one without.
You will also complete a series of tutor-marked assignments throughout your course. This will allow both you and your tutor to track your progress as you make your way through your studies.
Choosing to add the exams package
If you choose to add your exams on to your enrolment, all you need to do is contact us when you are ready to sit your exams, we will book and pay for them on your behalf. You are advised to contact us well in advance of when you intend to sit your exams so that we can confirm your place with the exam board.
Please note, our Functional Skills exam centre locations for this course are as follows:
- St Neots, Cambridgeshire
- High Wycombe
The course-only option
If you do not add your exams to your enrolment, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams yourself. If you select this option, you must source and liaise with your chosen exam centre in order to book your exams, Open Study College will not be able to book your exams for you.
Upon successful completion of the course and your exam, you will achieve both Functional Skills ICT Level 2 and Functional Skills Maths Level 2 qualification from Edexcel.
Edexcel is a highly respected and recognised awarding body, and their qualifications allow learners to succeed in life, learning, and employment. Functional Skills are nationally recognised level 2 alternative to GCSEs.
Once you have achieved your Functional Skills Maths and ICT Level 2 qualifications, you could progress to study the subjects at GCSE, A Level, BTEC Level 3, or an alternative level 3 qualification.
Functional Skills ICT Level 2 - online exam
Duration: two hours
Assessment format: online exam consisting of two parts.
Functional Skills Maths Level 2 - non-calculator exam
Duration: 25 minutes
Marks: 16 in total
Assessment format: on-screen or paper-based assessment
Functional Skills Maths Level 2 - calculator exam
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Marks: 48 in total
Assessment format: on-screen or paper-based assessment
There are no formal course requirements, but it is recommended that you have access to a computer with internet access.
You will have two years from enrolment to complete this course.
- Expert personal tutor support
- Dedicated learner services
- Assignment marking and feedback
- FREE CV critique service
- FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
- FREE XO Student Discounts card
- *Study pack including notebook, pen, and highlighter.
*Not included with the online study option.
Yes, in order to achieve your Functional Skills qualification, you must complete the exams required by the course’s exam board.
You can choose to add your exams to your enrolment with us, in which case we will book and pay for your exams for you when you are ready. Alternatively, if you choose the course-only option, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams which can be done directly with your local exam centre.
Please note: if you add on exams you will need to sit these exams in either the Birmingham, Coventry, Doncaster, Bolton, Wimbledon, Taunton, Belfast, High Wycombe, or St Neots, Cambridgeshire examination centre.
If you select the course-only option when enrolling on your course, you will need to book directly with the exam centre and pay for your exams yourself. We highly recommend researching your options before enrolling as costs can vary between centres. However, if you choose to add the exams package to your enrolment, we will take care of booking and paying for your exams for you when you are ready.
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 team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.