Functional Skills Maths Level 2

City & Guilds

Do you need a maths qualification to improve your CV? We offer the Level 2 maths course for free to eligible adults and jobseekers.

When you complete the course you’ll receive a nationally-recognised City & Guilds qualification, which is a great way to prove your numerical ability to potential employers.

Interested in our Functional Skills Level 2 maths qualification? Read on about the course itself.

An introduction to Level 2 Maths

Level 2 Maths: Modules & Units

From working out percentages to understanding the different ways data can be presented, a Level 2 maths qualification will really help the numbers to add up.

The course is made up of three separate modules that consist of the following units:


Whole Numbers

Adding and subtracting

Multiplying and dividing

Ratio and proportion



Fractions, Decimals & Percentages




Recognising equivalences

Measure, Shape and Space

Common Measures




Length and distance


Volume and capacity

Shape and Space

Rectangles, squares and cuboids

Circles and cylinders


Interpreting 2D and 3D shapes

Handling Data

Getting information from tables and presenting data

Mean, median, mode and range


What qualifications is Functional Maths Level 2 equivalent to?

The Level 2 Functional Skills qualification is of exactly the same standard as a CSE (grade 1), GCSE (grade A*-C), O-Level (grade A-C), intermediate apprenticeship, Level 2 award, certificate, diploma, ESOL, essential skills, national certificate, national diploma and NVQ.

The qualification proves that the student can display a sound knowledge in every area of mathematics.

Who is Functional Skills Maths Level 2 accredited by?

All of our maths courses are provided by learndirect, the UK’s largest provider of skills training. Their quality online course material, combined with our experienced in-house Tutors, have helped thousands of people upskill in maths and take the next step in their careers.

When the course is complete, learners will be awarded with a City & Guilds qualification, which is respected by employers all over the world.

How does Functional Skills Maths Level 2 provide useful skills (real world examples)?

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the skills learned during a Level 2 Functional Skills maths qualification will enrich you life. A lack of everyday maths skills can really hold you back, but this course will help understand everything from whole numbers and common measurements, to fractions, decimals and percentages. Also, quite often, a Level 2 maths qualification is the minimum numeracy level employers ask of candidates applying for positions. So completing this course won’t only improve your everyday maths skills, it’ll also open doors for a vocational change, too.

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