Maths Functional Skills Level 2 (Edexcel) Print this page

Dates: 20/02/23 - 22/06/23
Days: Monday 09:30 - 11:30
Thursday 09:30 - 11:30
Sessions: 27
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S10024G14XE
Fees: Standard - £0.00
Concessionary - £0.00

Course Information

Learning Aim: 60342687

Title of course Maths Functional Skills Level 2 Edexcel

Exam Date: Monday, 26th June 2023, 9.30am at our Sutton centre

Note: 100% attendance is expected on this course. The College understands, though, that you may have to miss a class due to circumstances beyond your control. However, If your attendance falls below 85%, it will be necessary for the College to withdraw you from the course and discuss with you when you might be in a position to start the course again at a time more convenient for you.

Not all of us have great memories of studying Maths at school and the thought of returning to the classroom to study this subject again may fill some with fear! Tutors at Sutton College understand this and will use different methods to help you learn the rules of Maths and they will teach at a pace that suits your learning style. We all use Maths at some point each day, maybe if we are going shopping, or if we are doing some DIY, or cooking the evening meal. The skills you will learn on this course will help make all these tasks easier.

Purpose of Course 

The purpose of this Functional Skills course is to improve your confidence with language and numbers and give you valuable knowledge that you can use in everyday life. These are fantastic qualifications to add to your CV, to help you either find employment or to move forward in your current line of work. You could also use a Functional Skills course as a stepping-stone to starting a GCSE course.

On this EdExcel course, you will study the following areas:

  • Using numbers and the number system – whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Using common measures, shapes and space
  • Handling information and data

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Read, write, order and compare positive and negative numbers of any size
  • Carry out calculations with numbers up to one million including strategies to check answers including estimation and approximation
  • Evaluate expressions and make substitutions in given formulae in words and symbols
  • Identify and know the equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Work out percentages of amounts and express one amount as a percentage of another
  • Calculate percentage change (any size increase and decrease), and original value after percentage change
  • Order, add, subtract and compare amounts or quantities using proper and improper fractions and mixed numbers
  • Express one number as a fraction of another
  • Order, approximate and compare decimals
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals up to three decimal places
  • Understand and calculate using ratios, direct proportion and inverse proportion
  • Follow the order of precedence of operators, including indices
  • Calculate amounts of money, compound interest, percentage increases, decreases and discounts including tax and simple budgeting
  • Convert between metric and imperial units of length, weight and capacity using a) a conversion factor and b) a conversion graph
  • Calculate using compound measures including speed, density and rates of pay
  • Calculate perimeters and areas of 2-D shapes including triangles and circles and composite shapes including non-rectangular shapes (formulae given except for triangles and circles)
  • Use formulae to find volumes and surface areas of 3-D shapes including cylinders (formulae to be given for 3-D shapes other than cylinders)
  • Calculate actual dimensions from scale drawings and create a scale diagram given actual measurements
  • Use coordinates in 2-D, positive and negative, to specify the positions of points
  • Understand and use common 2-D representations of 3-D objects
  • Draw 3-D shapes to include plans and elevations
  • Calculate values of angles and/or coordinates with 2-D and 3-D shapes
  • Calculate the median and mode of a set of quantities
  • Estimate the mean of a grouped frequency distribution from discrete data
  • Use the mean, median, mode and range to compare two sets of data
  • Work out the probability of combined events including the use of diagrams and tables, including two-way tables
  • Express probabilities as fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Draw and interpret scatter diagrams and recognise positive and negative correlation

On this course, you will develop the following life skills:

Mental Wellbeing

Social Wellbeing

Maths Skills

Employability Skills

Digital Skills

Confidence building

What level is this course & what skills do I need?

This is a Level 2 course. You will complete a computer-based assessment during your course approval interview to see if this level is right for you.

Is a course approval interview/assessment required?


To be considered for a place on this course, you are required to attend a Course Approval session to ensure this course is suitable for you. You may be asked to complete a test/tests.

You can make an application by clicking on ‘APPLY’ at the bottom of this page. If you do not already have a Sutton College online account you will need to create one first. On completion of your application you will receive further information via email.

Additional information

Home study is essential in order to achieve your qualification.

100% attendance at every session is necessary in order to get the most from the course.

Please bring to class a folder, writing paper, pen, pencil, and a calculator. You will be advised on what textbooks you require.

You will sit one assessment to achieve your qualification. The assessment will have two sections:

Section A: Non-calculator, 25 minutes, 16 marks, 25% of your total mark

Section B: Calculator, 1 hour 30 minutes, 48 marks, 75% of your total mark

What are the progression opportunities at the end of this course?

You can progress onto a Maths GCSE course.

If you are unsure of your next steps for education, employment or career choices our Advice Service can help. Contact

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