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Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2 Course | GCSE Equivalent

Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2 Course | GCSE Equivalent

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Level 2 Maths & English Course Highlights:

  • This qualification is equivalent to GCSE grade C or 4
  • Take the Exam from Home – Guaranteed Fast Track Results
  • Exam Booking within 2 Working Days of Enrolment
  • Remote Exam Online or Paper based both option available
  • Course Duration: 110 hours
  • Unlimited Access to Course Materials
  • Get Free Mock Tests & Free Past Papers
  • Extra 25% Time for people with Learning Difficulties
  • NCFE, Pearson Edexcel & Open Awards all are OFQUAL-regulated and nationally recognised

Exam slots are available 24*7 from Monday to Sunday. If you are in a rush and would like to book your exam sooner, then you can book your remote online exam within 3 working days for Open Awards, 2 working days of enrolment for NCFE and within 7 working days for Pearson Edexcel.

Please note the exam price advertised on the website for the Open Awards remote invigilation exam is applicable for weekdays (Monday to Friday between 9 am to 5 pm). If you would like to book the Open Awards remote invigilation exam at the weekend then there is an additional £25+Vat applicable.

Why is this Maths and English Functional Skills course right for you?

Our expert designed Functional Skills Maths & English Level 2 Course has smart learning options that provide the necessary numeracy knowledge and skills to excel in Functional Skills Maths and English.

Our course is tailored to meet your specific needs and help you achieve your academic and career goals from the comfort of your home.

You also get the opportunity to book Live 1:1 tutor support via Zoom.

Course Details for Functional Skills Math & English Level 2

You can decide the exam date and place according to your convenience.

Level 2 Functional Skills Maths 

You can decide the exam date and place according to your convenience. 

Awarding Body  Paper Based Exam in Centre  On Screen Exam in Centre  Remote Online Exam – From Home  Results 
Edexcel  Book within 15 days  Book within 24 Hours  Book within 7 working days  Get results in 20 working days 
NCFE  Book within 10 working days  Book within 24 Hours  Book within 2 working days  Get results in only 7 days 
Open Awards  N/A  N/A  Book within 2 working days  Get results in only 16 to 32 working days 

 

Functional Skills English Level 2 

You can decide the exam date and place according to your convenience. 

Awarding Body  Paper Based Exam in Centre  On Screen Exam in Centre  Remote Online Exam – From Home  Results 
Edexcel  Book within 15 days  Book within 24 Hours  Book within 7 working days  Get results in 20 working days 
NCFE  Book within 10 working days  Book within 24 Hours  Book within 2 working days  Get results in only 7 days 
Open Awards  N/A  N/A  Book within 2 working days  Get results in only 16 to 32 working days 

*Offline examinations will be held at our Swindon and London centres. Please contact us for more information. 

The new assessment and result dates by NCFE is-

  • Delivery mode: Paper-based
  • Assessment date to and from: 17/06/2024 – 19/07/2024
  • Results release: 26/07/2024
  • Delivery mode: On-screen and RI
  • Assessment date to and from: 20/05/2024 – 27/06/2024
  • Results release: 04/07/2024

(Note that this only applies to the mentioned exam type and if you book the exam during the dates mentioned above. Also, this will not affect the schedule of the other exam types and results.)

This Level 2 Functional Maths and English course will help you build a solid foundation in mathematics. Throughout the course, it will provide you with various learning materials and activities to enhance your understanding of these subjects.

  • Initial Assessment: To identify the current level of a student’s abilities and recommend the appropriate course to enrol in upon completion.
  • Diagnostic Assessment: Identifies skill gaps and produces an individual learning plan
  • Learning Resources: Comprehensive video tutorials, practice quizzes & topic-based tests
  • Progress Tracker: To record your progress in the course
  • Free Mock Test: Access our free mock test facility for professional feedback and to prepare for the final exam.

You can also check out our GCSE courses. We offer Pearson Edexcel and AQA-accredited GCSE online courses that are widely accepted by universities across the globe

This level 2 Maths and English qualification is available to all students of all academic backgrounds; no experience or previous qualifications are required. However, you will require a laptop/desktop computer and a good internet connection.

Functional Skills Maths Level 2 

The Functional Skills NCFE, Pearson Edexcel and Open Awards Qualification in Mathematics Level 2 consist of one externally assessed assessment that comprises two sections- a non-calculator section (calculator prohibited) and a calculator section (calculator permitted). 

The assessments are available as paper-based and onscreen, on-demand assessments. 

Section A (Non-calculator) 
Awarding Body  Exam Duration  Total Marks  Questions Cover 
Edexcel  25 minutes  16  25% 
NCFE / Open Awards  30 minutes  15  25% 

 

 

Section B (Calculator) 
Awarding Body  Exam Duration  Total Marks  Questions Cover 
Edexcel  1 hour 30 minutes  48  75% 
NCFE / Open Awards  1 hour 30 minutes  45  75% 

 

Pass Mark (NCFE): Learners are required to achieve an overall (from sections A and B) (57% – 62%) mark to pass the exam. Please note, the marks varies for individual exam papers so for all the exam papers the pass marks is not fixed for NCFE exam. 

Pass Mark (Open Awards): Pass Marks for Level 2 Maths assessments vary per assessment version and are set following standardisation and awarding activities. 

Each Maths assessment is designed to enable a minimally competent learner to achieve a pass mark of 36 out of 60. However, the awarding process will determine specifically where the pass mark sits for each assessment version. Therefore, the pass mark may vary between assessments. 

Functional Skills English Level 2 

The Pearson Edexcel, NCFE and Open Awards Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2 consist of 3 exams, these are Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communicating. 

Speaking, Listening and Communicating (SLC) Exam 
Awarding Body  Duration  Number of Marks 
Pearson Edexcel / NCFE / Open Awards  Up to 25 minutes  Pass/Fail 

 

SLS Exam Pearson Edexcel / NCFE: Speaking, listening and communicating are assessed through one 5-minute presentation and linked question and answer session in groups of three to five and one 15-minute formal discussion together in groups of three to five learners. This exam will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. 

SLS Exam Open Awards: Speaking, listening and communicating are assessed through one 10-minute presentation and linked question and answer session in groups of three to four and one 10-minute formal discussion together in groups of three to five learners. This exam will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. 

 

Reading Exam 
Awarding Body  Duration  Number of Marks  Pass Mark 
Pearson Edexcel  75 minutes  35  65% 
NCFE  60 minutes  30  53% – 57% 
Open Awards  60 minutes  30  18 out of 30 

 

Reading is assessed through a test consisting of multiple-choice, short open-response and medium open-response questions. 

Writing Exam 
Awarding Body  Duration  Number of Marks  Pass Mark 
Pearson Edexcel  60 minutes  36  63% 
NCFE  60 minutes  44  57% – 61% 
Open Awards  60 minutes  60  36 out of 60. 

 

Reading/Writing Exam Pass Mark: Learners are required to achieve an overall percentage of marks mentioned in the above table to pass the English reading exam. However, the awarding process will determine specifically where the pass mark sits for each assessment version. Therefore, the pass mark may vary between assessments. 

This Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2 has been independently accredited by Pearson Edexcel, NCFE and Open Awards also regulated by Ofqual. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is responsible for regulating qualifications, assessments, and examinations in England.

pearson-edexcel

Pearson Edexcel is the most prestigious awarding body, for an academic and vocational qualifications. Pearson Edexcel Functional skills Qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and recognised by universities and employers across the world.

 

NCFE

NCFE is a charity and awarding organisation that provides qualifications in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It is regulated by Ofqual in England and recognised in Wales and Northern Ireland.

 

Open Awards

Open Awards is an awarding organisation that offers a wide range of qualifications across various sectors, including education, health and social care, and business. Their qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are designed to meet the needs of learners and employers. Open Awards also works closely with educational institutions and employers to ensure their qualifications are relevant and up-to-date.

  • NCFE, Pearson Edexcel and Open Awards are OFQUAL-regulated and nationally recognised; however, the only difference lies in the exam booking and result turn-around time.
  • You can book your remote online exam within 2 working days of enrolment for NCFE, within 7 working days for Pearson Edexcel and within 3 working days for Open Awards.
  • You can get your NCFE results in 7 days, your Edexcel results in 20 working days and your Open Awards results within 16 working days.
  • All of the awarding bodies are accepted by universities and apprenticeships. This distinction allows learners to choose the awarding body that aligns best with their educational and career goals.

Additional Features

  • Access to On-Demand Classes
  • Opportunity to Book 1:1 Live Tutor Support via Zoom
  • Enrol in Our Course and Prepare for the Exam from Home
  • Get a Free Mock Test with Professional Feedback

Course Curriculum


The speaking and listening section entails comprehensive learning and activities, including presenting and narrating skills, argument presentation techniques, and more.


Lesson 1.1: Numbers and the Number System

The number system gives you a general insight into the mathematical operations regarding the given numbers. You will also acquire skills in division, multiplication, addition and subtraction, which require steps in real-life contexts.

Lesson 1.2: Fractions and Decimals

You will be learning many types of fractions, including improper fractions, proper fractions, equivalent fractions and more. Along with this, you will learn Ordering Decimal Numbers, Subtracting Decimals, multiplying and dividing decimals and more, which enables you to apply real-world problem-solving.

Lesson 1.3: Percentages

You will learn to calculate the Percentage and how to express a Number as a Percentage of Another. Interpreting the Original Value, Calculating Percent Increase and Decrease, and so on. This learning you can easily apply in real-life counting issues along with increasing your rational thinking.

Lesson 1.4: Ratio and Proportion

You will be learning to calculate the Total Amounts using Ratios, direct Proportion, Inverse Proportion and many more things, which help you in doing comparisons, learning science and engineering and more.

Lesson 1.5: Formula

You will learn the definition of formulas Formula Using Words, Multi-Step Formulas, Formula Using Letters and so on. Learning formulas has a large impact on real life as these formulas are used extensively in measuring, building infrastructure and more.


Learn to read a text with the help of scanning, skimming, detailed reading, and also, learn how to find organisational features’ purpose from the text.


Lesson 2.1: Money Math

You will be mastering Solving Money Related Questions, including percentage-based discounts, discounts Related to Fractions, Profit and Percentage, etc. This money math learning will also help you to understand money-earning and saving-related issues that you face in daily activities.

Lesson 2.2: Units

You will learn units and Types of Units, Units of Weight, Units of Length, Units of Capacity, etc. Also, you will gain knowledge about steps to convert between Metric Units, Imperial to Imperial Conversions, and Other Unit Conversions will help pursue a higher university degree.

Lesson 2.3: Speed and Density

You will be clearing the concept of speed, calculations to find out distance and time, density, Relation between Density, Weight and Volume.

Lesson 2.4: Perimeter

You will learn to find perimeter and area, Circle, perimeter of triangle etc. which require in measurement, design and planning and so on.

Lesson 2.5: Area and Shapes

You will gain skills in formulas for calculating area, finding areas of complex shapes, applying area calculations in complex questions, different Types of 3D Shapes, surface area, finding the surface area of complex 3D Shapes, using nets, plans and elevations, etc. Learning about area and shapes will certainly help you in building your dream home and more.

Lesson 2.6: Volume

In the volume classes, you will learn Formulas for calculating volume, Questions based on volumes of different 3D Shapes, finding the Scale in a Diagram, Making Scale Drawings, which are required in building critical thinking skills and more.

Lesson 2.7: Coordinates & Angles

You will be learning necessary things about the coordinate Grid, How to Read Coordinates on a Grid? Plotting Points on a Grid and more which extensively requires in making video games, medical imaging, physics and more


The writing part will cover English grammar, including punctuation, spelling, syntax, etc. enabling you to avoid all the writing errors and mistakes.


Lesson 3.1: Median and Mode

You will be learning about median and mode, which is one of the most interesting mathematical chapters. As you will know how to find the median and mode from the sets of numbers, you can easily implement such learning in household work and other places as well.

Lesson 3.2: Mean and Range

You will be able to find the mean, median and mode. Knowing how to find these is highly important in all aspects of life.

Lesson 3.3: Probability

You will learn Probability: Definition and Meaning, Calculating Probabilities, Probability of Something Happening and Something Not Happening, etc. Once you know how to find probability, you can easily detect business profit loss and implement other parts of your life.

Certification

Certification

Upon the successful completion of this Level 2 Maths and English Course and undertaking of the official exam, you will be awarded the Ofqual regulated qualification Pearson Edexcel or NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Level 2 and Pearson Edexcel or NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2 (depending on what you choose as an accreditation) respectively. This qualification is a nationally recognised qualification accredited by Pearson Edexcel and NCFE that can be flaunted in any professional arena to represent your knowledge and skills in Functional English and Maths. A hard copy of the certificate will be posted to your given address bearing the university-recognised official logo of Person Edexcel or NCFE  that will certify that you have aced this qualification.

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It is a recognised alternative qualification to GCSEs, and achieving it is equivalent to obtaining a GCSE grade C or level 4. It's often used as a prerequisite for higher education, apprenticeships, and employment in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Both the functional course and GCSE course provide the same skills, but one of the differences is that functional classes are developed for the learner who wants to acquire the skills quickly. Still, GCSE is a lengthy process, and it takes time to end as you have to sit for the test that will be held on an official day.

Yes, many universities accept the functional course certificate, but it is better to check whether your desired university approves the functional certificate. The University of Sheffield, the University of Brighton, and the University of East Anglia approved the functional skills Level 2 certificate in the past. So, stay updated with current information.

You should get into this course if you want to learn English and math side by side. You can learn both at a low price. English and math both courses are required at every step of your life. Thus, learn these through the functional skills course quickly and at an affordable price.

First, select your desired course plan among the multiple existing course plans on the right side of your screen, then select the payment type, and once you made the payment, you can access the course any time you want.

A confirmation email will be sent to your registered email after payment. Hereafter anytime, you can start your learning journey with Lead Academy.

Yes, you can. Since it is an e-learning course, anyone from anywhere can enrol in our courses.

Exdexcel is a British multinational education and examination body. If any functional skills training providers claim the course is Edexcel accredited, that means the course has been approved by the governor body of Edexcel. Their certificates have been valued in the UK and worldwide.

Yes, any not. You always need fundamental English, Math and ICT skills wherever you go. These skills are as crucial as your basic needs like food and more. The company wants its employees to have these skills before joining any organization.

Yes, you can. Whether English is your first language or second language, both types of learners can start their learning journey in the Functional Skills Level 1 course . This course is designed so that every kind of learner can learn.

Lead academy has been providing courses over the internet for years, and all our learners' info is safe with us. We have implemented robust security measures to protect our learners' personal and financial information. Additionally, we use secure payment gateways to ensure safe transactions for course purchases.

For Pearson Edexcel and NCFE:

To sit your assessment, you’ll need:

  • A laptop/desktop with webcam and microphone; you can’t sit the assessment on a tablet or smartphone a good Wi-Fi connection – recommended minimum 1Mbit/s Upload, minimum 10Mbit/s Download. You MUST use google chrome browser for the exam, as this is recommended by the awarding body.
  • A smartphone or tablet (Apple iOS 8.0 / Android 4.1 or higher) - this will be used to record you taking the assessment.
  • A suitable environment - quiet room with no distractions
  • The link for the assessment sent to your email; remember to check your spam/junk folder.
  • You must activate Airplane mode on your smartphone however you need to be connected to Wi-Fi, so turn on Airplane mode then reactivate your Wi-Fi.
  • Please familiarise yourself with the potential violations as these can potentially lead to the assessment being voided.
  • Ensure ALL equipment is plugged in (including phone for the recording of sessions). Loss of power at any point could lead to the assessment being voided.
  • You must brief other members of your household/workplace that you’re sitting an assessment, and they must not enter the room at any point.
  • There is a 24-hour live chat function within the assessment software for technical support should you need it at any time.


  • For Open Awards:

    In order to take your exam, you need to have the following equipment:

  • A good quality laptop or PC with a minimum screen size of approx. 14” and minimum resolution of 1024 x 768.
  • A stable internet connection with at least 3mbps.
  • An integrated (i.e., fixed) webcam on your PC/ laptop or a portable webcam.
  • If using a PC/ laptop with an integrated webcam, a reflective surface (e.g., a mirror) must be available. This will be used to show the invigilator the space immediately surrounding your screen and keyboard.
  • A basic (non-scientific) calculator for maths assessments. You will have access to an on-screen calculator but may feel more comfortable using a separate calculator. Please note that all workings need to be added to the assessment platform if you use a separate calculator so that your workings can be marked.
  • Plain paper. You will need to show this to your invigilator at the beginning of the exam to assure them that you do not have access to notes.
  • A dictionary (where allowed).


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