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Functional Skills Maths - Exam Only (London or Online at your home)

  • Time: Non-Applicable
  • Learning style: E-Learning
  • Duration: 3 Months
  • Venue: Online
  • Ofqual Registered: Yes
  • Awarding Body: Non-Applicable
  • Payments: Non-Applicable
  • Totum Card Eligible: Yes
  • Accepted by: Non-Applicable
  • GCSE Equivalent: Yes
  • ID Card Included: Non-Applicable
  • Approved by: Non-Applicable
  • Valid for: Non-Applicable
  • Early Completion: Non-Applicable
  • Qualification Ref: Non-Applicable
    About this course

    This Functional Skills Maths exam is available at Level 1 or Level 2; and covers everything from the very basics to the more advanced skills. Functional Skills Maths qualifications are nationally recognised and are equivalent to GCSE Grade C (Grade 4). The Functional Skills Maths exam can be taken from the comfort of your own home or sat at our training centre in North London. If you are looking to obtain a GCSE in Maths or Functional Skills in Maths, this exam only option is one of the fastest ways to achieve the qualification.


    How it works

    After purchase, you will be sent login details by email for access to your own online Functional Skills Maths revision portal, which you can use independently to revise for your Functional Skills Maths examination. Once you are ready to take your Maths exam, you can use our calendar booking tool on your online booking account to arrange your exam or call us on 0208 342 7210 to arrange your booking.

    Before you can book your Maths exam on your online account, you must complete the following:

    • Identification Upload
    • Initial Assessments in Maths and English
    • Learning Styles questionnaire
    • Successfully complete a Mathematics practice test

    Please be aware that there is no tutor support available in this Maths course. If you have already purchased and would like to have support from a tutor you will need to upgrade for an additional cost.

    You will have access to our free e-learning GCSE Equivalent Maths Course for up to 3-months. You must book your Maths test within 3-months of purchase or you may need to re-purchase the course again.

    TOTUM Card Eligible

    Candidates enrolled in this course are eligible to apply for an NUS TOTUM Pro Student Discount Card, please follow the link for more information:



    How the exam works

    Once you have completed all the enrolment tasks on your online learning account, you can then book your Maths examination with us. We require a minimum of 7-days notice for any examinations. 


    Upon booking the exam via your online account, you will receive a booking confirmation so you know that your slot is secure. 


    If you have paid to take your Functional Skills Maths exam online, the awarding body will email you 2-working days after your booking with joining instructions. 

    Please take note of the entry requirements, as if you do not meet these requirements you will not be able to sit the online Maths exam. 


    Online/Remote Examinations

    The Maths exam lasts for a total of 150 minutes

    40 Minutes - Non-calculator Exam

    110 Minutes - Calculator Permitted Exam

    You must score 75% or higher to pass the exam. 


    In-centre Examinations

    The Maths exam lasts for a total of 105 minutes

    25 Minutes - Non-calculator Exam

    80 Minutes - Calculator Permitted Exam

    You must score 75% or higher to pass the exam. 

    Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however, candidates must be over 16 to enrol.


    In-centre examinations

    The Functional Skills Mathematics exam is available to all candidates aged 16+. Candidates will be required to travel to our centre in London for the exam.


    Online Examinations

    To be eligible for online examination, learners will need to have a laptop/computer with the following features:

    • A Web Camera
    • A computer/laptop with a windows operating system (Mac/Tablet/Chromebooks are not compatible)
    • A smartphone with a camera
    Examination Timetable (available dates and times)

    You must arrive on time for your examination or you will need to pay the retake fee


    In-house examinations

    Examinations are run every Tuesday, Thursday and every other Saturday at the following times;

    Tuesday – 10an

    Thursday – 10am

    Saturday – 10am (every 2 weeks)


    Online Examinations

    Examinations are run every weekday (Mon-Fri) at the following times;

    • 10 am - 1.30 pm
    • 11 am - 2.30 pm
    • 12 pm - 3.30 pm
    •  1  pm - 4.30 pm
    •  2  pm - 5.30 pm
    •  3  pm - 6.30 pm

    We require 7-days notice for exam bookings

    Units and Pathways

    The exam for Functional Skills Maths may include:

    • Positive and Negative Numbers
    • Practical Calculations
    • Ratio and Proportion
    • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
    • Formulae
    • Recognise and Use 2D 3D
    • Area, Perimeter and Volume
    • Use, Convert and Calculate Measures
    • Collect and Represent Data
    • Discrete and Continuous Data
    • Investigate Statistics
    • Probability
    Results and certification

    Results for Functional Skills qualifications are usually available within a couple of weeks, however, they can in some cases be held for up to 32-days from the date the exam was taken. The results will be emailed to you once they have been published for the centre to view by the awarding body.


    The certificate will be sent to you by email if you have passed your exams, and this will be sent in the form of an e-certificate which Universities and higher education will accept as a GCSE Maths Equivalent Qualification.

    Fees, Rescheduling and Retakes

    If in the unfortunate event you are not successful your examinations, the retake fee for this examination is £80.00.


    You can request for your examination to be re-marked, however, this is subject to a £50.00 remarking fee.


    If for any reason you are not able to attend your exam or miss your appointment with less than 2-working days notice, you will need to pay the £80.00 retake fee if you wish to take your exam.


    You can re-schedule your exam free of charge if you have provided 2-working days’ notice. This needs to be sent in writing to [email protected]

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