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Functional Skills Maths Level 1

55 guided learning hours


Who is it for?

  • Those without a GCSE in Maths looking to take their first Maths qualification

  • Learners undertaking vocational learning or an apprenticeship that needs Maths skills to support their main programme of learning

  • Individuals taking alternative routes to GCSEs wishing to develop their Maths skills

What does this qualification cover?

To achieve the qualification you will be required to commit to approximately 55 hours of guided learning

You will learn to deal with Mathematics problems that will help you develop and apply your mathematical skills, through appropriate reasoning and decision making, to solve realistic problems of increasing complexity. 

Examples of the types of skills you will develop include:

• Count in steps of various sizes, including negative numbers;

• Read, write and understand positive whole numbers to one million;

• Work out simple relationships between common units of measurement to define quantities, also involving mathematical terms for position and direction

• Apply and use calculations with common measures including money, time, length, weight and capacity

• Select, construct and interpret a range of statistical diagrams in various contexts

• Select and use methods and forms to present and describe outcomes

What are the Entry Requirements?

There are no age restrictions for working towards this qualification and no specific prior achievements required. However, it may be useful to have completed a Maths qualification at Entry 3. Your college and/or training provider may have specific entry requirements and you should speak to them to find out more information.

What are the Assessment Methods?

There will be tests at the end of your course. This will be marked by your teacher or tutor. If you do not pass the test, you can try again.

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