Functional Skills Maths Level 1

Level 1 Maths is a government accredited maths course equivalent to a GCSE Maths grade GCSE grade 2 or 3 (D or E). Learn maths with easy to understand, real life examples.

What is Functional Skills Maths Level 1?

If you failed your maths GCSE, Functional Skills Maths are the courses for you.

Level 1 maths will help prepare you for Functional Skills Maths Level 2 which is the equivalent to a GCSE Maths GCSE Maths 9 to 4, or A* to C grade.

Functional Skills Maths courses use easy to understand, practical and real-life examples of maths problems.

Maths level 1 will improve your maths skills and confidence.

The maths skills you’ll learn on your level 1 maths course are useful for work and for day-to-day life.

Do you need help with Functional Skills Maths? Start one of our Functional Skills Maths online courses with support from our maths tutors.

Why choose Functional Skills Maths Level 1?

For most learners, Functional Skills Maths is an easier to learn than GCSE Maths. The practical, real life examples make it much easier to understand.

You can learn level 1 maths online around your work and personal commitments. You can book your level 1 maths test as soon as you’re ready. There can be up to a 6 month wait for GCSE Maths exams.

What can I use my Functional Skills Level 1 qualification for?

Level 1 maths will will help you prepare for your Functional Skills Maths Level 2 qualification.

There are some apprenticeship courses where a Functional Skills Maths Level 1 qualification is accepted as an entry requirement.

But it’s recommended you continue learning maths until you achieve your level 2 qualification. The benefits of a level 2 maths qualification include;

  • Apply for a job that requires a GCSE Maths 9 to 4, or A* to C
  • Access higher education
  • Enrol on an access course
  • Enrol on an apprenticeship
  • Start a career in nursing
  • Start a career in teaching
  • Go to University

You may have personal reasons for improving their maths skills. For example; 

  • To help your children with their maths homework and revision
  • Or to improve your skills and confidence with maths for day-to-day tasks

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