Functional Skills Mathematics Level 2

Do I need to complete Functional Skills Level 2?

If you are completing a Level 3 course, and you do not have a Grade C (Or equivalent) GCSE mathematics qualification, then yes, you will need to complete Level 2 Mathematics. But do not worry, your tutor will help you and provide you with resources such as BKSB and practice tests to prepare you for your test.

What format is the test?

Mathematics Functional Skills consists of a 1-hour 30-minute onscreen test.  You will be expected to achieve this qualification by the end of month 6 of your overall programme. The exact time and date for testing will be decided between yourself, your tutor and your employer at a point when you feel ready.

What topics are covered?

Topics for Mathematics Functional Skills Level 2 include:

- Calculations                       
- Percentages and Fractions          
- Measuring
- Understanding Data
- Area  & Perimeter          
- Maps & Plans
- Volume
- Scheduling
- Averages
- Ratio
- Using time in calculations

What resources are available to help me prepare for the test?

BKSB is a complete revision system. By sitting a diagnostic test, you will be given learning resources, skill checks and scenarios specific to what you need to practice on. 

 If you are ever unsure of how to access resources or BKSB or would like support with a specific area, please speak to your tutor.

If you do not need to sit your Level 2 Functional Skills, your tutor will still embed mathematics within your course to enhance, stretch and develop your current skills.

Ask your tutor for advice and guidance relating to Functional Skills testing and available resources.