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Mathematics Functional Skills Level 1 & 2 at Worthing College

Course description

This course will give you the skills to use maths in your life, work and education. It is a stepping stone to GCSE Maths. Functional Skills Maths focuses more on how to use Maths in everyday situations in the real world. It is designed to show employers that you have a firm grounding in basic maths skills.

The course will focus on essential skills such as fractions, averages, calculations and simple formulae. You will be taught how to understand mathematical problems, how to analyse them and how to present solutions. You will be presented with problems that are mathematical but are linked to the other subjects that you are studying.

Entry requirements

You must pass Level 1 before progressing to Level 2. You will be placed on this course if you have achieved an E, F or G in your Maths GCSE.


There are three exam opportunites during the year. Those that pass Level 1 on the first or second opportunity may be given the opportunity to sit Level 2 in the same year.

The exam is externally set and lasts 90 minutes. The exam is a calculator based exam.

Future opportunities

Many employers and colleges require you to have a minimum standard of Maths and this course is respected as an alternative to GCSE.

Students who pass Level 2 Functonal Skills Maths can progress on to take GCSE Maths inthe following year.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Worthing College directly.

Last updated date: 19 August 2016
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