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Functional Skills in Maths

Do you need to meet an entry requirement for university? If you need the equivalent of a Maths GCSE, look no further than our Functional Skills Maths course. 

This online course is recommended for adult learners who are aiming to meet university entry requirements for GCSE or are preparing to apply for the Access course.

Functional Skills Qualifications in Maths is accredited by City and Guilds and accepted and recognised as a GCSE Equivalent Qualification by universities, colleges and employers.

Functional Skills Qualifications in Mathematics at Level 2 is equivalent to GCSE Grade C

Functional Skills Qualifications in Mathematics at Level 1 is equivalent to GCSE Grade D

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Online Functional Skills in Maths Course

Maths Functional Skills is for learners who are looking to obtain the essential maths skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to confidently and effectively carry out tasks at work and in their everyday life. 

Generally, functional skills qualifications offer a softer and more flexible approach to obtaining a nationally recognised qualification suitable for further education, college, university or employment instead of taking GCSE Qualifications.

How does it work?

Our online e-learning Functional Skills in Maths courses at Level 1 or Level 2 are completed in 6 easy steps. 

  • Initial assessments to determine your current academic level
  • Diagnostic Assessment to look at all of the different elements you are competent in and which areas require more work
  • Interactive Learning Resources will be provided based on your diagnostic assessment.  You will be given information, practice quizzes and assessments
  • Skills Checks are carried out after each learning resource is complete. These will quiz you at the end of any of the course modules to ensure you have gained all of the knowledge required for that particular topic
  • Exam Practice Papers will be provided once you have worked through all of the learning resources and are working at your desired level. You will complete 2 papers which one of our experienced tutors will mark and give you feedback on.
  • Your examination will be scheduled on a date that is best suited for yourself. You will come to our centre in London to sit it. 

Course Duration

On average the course can be completed in 6 weeks, based on 3-4 hours of study a week.

 However, The Learning Station offers a flexible approach and, with every learner receiving a tailor made Individual Skills Plan, your tutor will help you to get qualified at a pace that suits your needs.

The course will be available for up to 6 months once purchased.

Exam results can be held for up 32 days from the date of the exam being taken. 


If you decide to purchase our Maths and English in functional skills courses, we can spread the payments over 4 equal Months with no additional charges. Please call us for more information. If you choose to do only one of those courses, you will have to pay in one, full payment.

What will you study? 

The diagnostic test will determine how much and what you need to study on your course. If you are working at Entry Level and would like to obtain the qualification at Level 2, we will allow you to work through our e-learning course and use our resources and receive support until you meet your target.

The course content of our functional skills in Maths course includes: 

  • Working with numbers (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing)
  • Common measures (money, time, length, weight, capacity)
  • Fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios
  • Shape and space, reading charts, tables and graphs

This is all based on three main strands:

  • Representing – identifying problems and choosing the maths needed to solve them
  • Analysing – applying the maths and checking the answers
  • Interpretation – draw conclusions and communicate the results

Our Online Learning Platform

Our online e-learning Functional Skills in Maths courses are completed on our online learning platform, which has been specially designed and tailored to meet the needs of our learners and ensures fast progression and ease of learning. You will have access to your course 24/7 as long as you have an internet connection and a device to access your online learning account. Some of the features our platform promotes:

  • A progress bar highlighting the percentage of completion of your course
  • A messaging system with your tutor set as a default contact
  • Administration staff set as default contacts within the messaging system for additional help and support
  • A course page which shows all of the criteria they need to complete
  • An e-learning portal for quick access to all of your learning materials and any other learning resource
  • We ensure our course tutors are highly experienced, so learners can confidently complete their course with an expectation of receiving support wherever needed. 


Our administration team is ready to help learners in any way possible and are happy to provide 1-1 tutorials via Skype/ Telephone if a learner needs assistance with any technical related queries.

If you're unsuccessful:

While we have a pass rate of over 90%, in the unfortunate event that you are not successful in your examination, retakes are chargeable at £50.00 + VAT.

Why choose The Learning Station?

The Learning Station is an authority for online and classroom based courses, providing one of the most affordable and best quality training in the UK.

  •  We have thousands of successful learners
  •  All our qualifications are Fully Accredited and Nationally Recognised
  •  Our courses are specifically designed to ensure fast progression
  •  Simple to use e-learning and distance learning courses
  •  You can expect a high-quality service at an affordable rate
  •  Experienced & Responsive Online Tutor/Assessor
  •  On-Site Internal Quality Assurance & Moderator
  •  Technical Support 09:00 – 18:00 Mon-Fri

Learners travel from as far as Ireland and Wales to take exams and courses. You can get to the centre via London Overground, National Rail or London Underground. The nearest stations are minutes away; Harringay Green Lanes Station, Harringay Station and Manor House. Pay and display parking is also available.  

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Free on-screen example tests below:

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Level 1:

Mathematics - Sample 1

Mathematics - Sample 2

Mathematics - Sample 3

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Level 2:

Mathematics - L2 FS Mathematics onscreen Sample 1

Mathematics - L2 FS Mathematics onscreen Sample 2

Mathematics - L2 FS Mathematics onscreen Sample 3

Mathematics onscreen navigation tutorial