Functional Skills - Mathematics

Mathematics Entry Level 1 – 3, Level 1 & 2

Course Overview

Your personal and professional life can be greatly enhanced with strong numeracy skills. Functional skills in mathematics are practical mathematics for learners that provide basic skills, 

information and comprehension to enable students to perform effectively and confidently at work and in their daily lives. Born out of the CBI’s demand, functional skills in math help students use what they have mastered to be mathematically functional in a realistic way.

Functional skills in mathematics are about building a skill base that can then be applied to other fields of study, life and work. This will cover topics such as problem solving, engagement, teamwork and presentation.

We offer you a nationally recognized certificate, instilling the abilities that will enable you to acquire the confidence and opportunity to use maths both at home and at work.

How does it work?

All of the Functional Skills qualifications from KC act in the same way. We function through the steps below:

  • Initial assessment

This would be to determine the level you are working at.

  • Diagnostic Assessment

It looks at various aspects of the course and finds the areas in which you are qualified and the areas which need further practice.

  • Customised Individual Skills Plan (ISP)

To support your studying, your ISP provides you with practice quizzes and assessments, video clips and other information to help you.

  • Final Preparation Stage

This is a phase of the course tailored to learner’s individual needs to help prepare for their final examination.

In order to help the learner, each learner is allocated a tutor to provide guidance during the learning process and to provide any required additional learning provisions.

What will I study?

Content for the course includes:

  • The functioning of numbers (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division)
  • Fractions, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages
  • Common metrics (Money, Time, Length, Weight, Capacity)
  • Shape and Space, Maps, Tables and Graphs for reading.

All this is based on three major stands:

  • Representation-identifying concerns and selecting the maths required to address them.
  • Analysis-the application of math and the verification of answers.
  • Interpretation-to draw conclusions and express the results.

Where do I study?

At home, at work or wherever you have an internet connection, you can study your lesson. You have your course at your side 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

How long does it take?

With KC, a flexible approach will be used with each learner having a tailor-made ISP, the tutor will allow you to qualify at a pace that suits your needs. The course consists of an average of 30-50 hours of instruction.

What does the course lead to?

You could advance to the next level (such as Entry Level 2 Functional Skills certificate after completion of Entry Level 1 or Level 2 after the completion of Entry Level 1) and many of our students move on to further study from there. Entry Level 1 – 3 is below GCSE Level, Level 1 is equivalent to a GCSE Grade D-E and GCSE Grade C is equivalent to a Level 2 qualification.

Entry Requirements?

There are no specific admission specifications.

How will I be assessed?

You will need to undergo online paper assessments to achieve the Functional Skills qualification.

How much it will cost?

The cost of our Functional Skills qualifications depends on whether you fit our funding criteria or not – please “click here” to find out how we can help you.