Functional Skills Level 2 Maths is a nationally recognised qualification proving mathematical competency to employers and education providers such as colleges and universities. We know not everyone loves maths! But knowledge of maths is vital for everyday life as well as employment and education progression. Be assured that we do not presume that you will come to us with any real knowledge of maths, it may have been a long time since you last studied maths and that is perfectly OK, we will move at your pace.

This course is ideal for people who want to improve their knowledge, increase their employment opportunities or achieve certain qualifications and who do not have a GCSE at grade C or above in Maths, or an equivalent qualification

At college, non-residential


31st March 2021 – 16th June 2021

Every Wednesday 

There will be a one week break during the Easter holidays (5th – 16th April 2021)

Level  Level 2 
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Learning Outcomes

You will learn across all areas of intermediate maths including:

  • Whole Numbers in action
  • BIDMAS and Formulae in action
  • Fractions in action
  • Decimals in action
  • Percentages in action
  • Ratio and Proportion in action
  • Probability in action
  • Money in action
  • An emphasis of this course is to learn different methods of calculating without a calculator.

There is one exam, which includes two papers: a calculator paper and a non-calculator paper. The exam will be held at the end of the course. Papers will be marked externally by City and Guilds

This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority and is available to people living in a range of locations within the West Midlands.  To find out about eligibility contact the Admissions team on 0121 472 0116 or email [email protected] 

Entry Requirements  A certificate of Level 1 Maths is to be provided on application or if you are unable to produce a certificate, you can take an entry test to have your level of maths assessed.
Progression The Level 2 qualification allows you to progress in employment or into higher levels of education including university. You may also chose to progress onto Level 3 courses at Fircroft e.g. Certificate in Management of Volunteers, Access to HE, ILM Level 3, and many university courses