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If you want to improve your Maths skills for work, further study, to support your children with their homework, or to simply make everyday life a bit easier, then you’ve come to the right place.

For information about Multiply, a government funded project for free maths courses, click here.

All learners enrolling on an maths course must undergo an admission session first to help us understand your ability and put you on the best course to help you achieve.

Please note: We are no longer accepting enrolments on our current GCSE courses, if you would like to study GCSE Maths with us please join our waiting list for September 2024. Alternatively, we offer Functional Skills Maths courses that you can join throughout the year, to apply please book an admission session.

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Why study Functional Skills Maths with Skills & Learning?

A Functional Skills qualification is great study option because it allows you to develop skills you need in everyday life and concentrates on essential problem-solving skills that you are likely to use on a daily basis, rather than in-depth theory which is the focus of GCSE. It is also possible to start a Functional Skills course with Skills and Learning at set points during the year and depending on your starting point and the progress you make, can be completed in in a shorter space of time than GCSE. Functional skills qualifications are great for those who want to further their career or go back into education later in life as they are recognised as equivalent to GCSE by many employers and universities.

If you do not yet have a Maths GCSE grade 4 (C) or above, your study will be fully funded by the Government. It is important that you make the commitment to attend your course every week. Find out more about our finance options here.

What is Functional Skills Maths?

Functional Skills Maths is a qualification that focuses on practical maths skills to enable learners to gain confidence and be able to apply mathematical skills and knowledge to everyday situations. Functional Skills Maths can help you develop better problem-solving skills, enhance your employability and open new doors for you to help you progress in your education and career. Functional Skills Maths qualifications are usually taken at Level 1 or Level 2, although in some cases they can also be suitable for those studying at Entry level.

Is Functional Skills Maths equivalent to GCSE?

Level 2 Functional Skills Maths is accepted by many employers and educational institutions as an equivalent to a GCSE grade 4 (C) or above in mathematics and is great for those who want a more flexible alternative to traditional GCSE Maths.

How to pass Functional Skills Maths?

The best way to pass Functional Skills Maths is to attend all classes and to talk to your tutor if you are unsure of anything covered in the session. Practice is essential to passing the exam, so doing plenty of study after the classes will help to improve your understanding. We provide lots of support and resources here at Skills and Learning to ensure you are as fully prepared for the exam as possible.

Can I do Functional Skills Maths online?

Yes, at Skills and Learning we run online Functional Skills Maths courses which allow you to join the classes from the comfort of your own home. However, you will need to come into one of our centres to take the exam.



Studying maths could lead to…

New qualifications

At Skills & Learning, we offer a range of qualifications to suit all abilities, including stepping-stone assessments, Functional Skills and GCSE.

New job prospects

Maths is an essential skill needed for most job roles. Improving your knowledge and skills can therefore help boost your job prospects and open up new opportunities.

More confidence when working with numbers

Learning more about Maths can help you have more confidence when working with numbers, whether that’s at home, in your daily life or at work.

A small selection of courses on this subject

How do I enrol?

1. Once you know you would like to study maths with us, please book yourself an admission session. This is a chance for us to meet you, assess your current working level and ensure you are placed on the best course for you.

2. After your admission session, we will offer you a place on a course best suited to your ability. You can then enrol for this online. We will try our best to offer you a course at a convenient time and place for you based on your needs.

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