Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and English

The functional skills level 2 is the most popular alternative to a GCSE maths and English qualification as it is equivalent to a grade C or level 4. The level 2 qualification enables learners to progress with their studies, life, and careers by helping them to gain entry into University as well as improving employment prospects. Find the best free functional skills level 2 support materials on this page.

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What is Functional Skills Level 2

Functional skills level 2 is a GCSE equivalent that University courses and employers accept as a grade C or level 4. All learners looking to gain access to a further education course must have a level 2 maths and English qualification that is recognised through its formal regulation. At Pass Functional Skills we only offer Ofqual regulated qualifications to ensure that these are accepted everywhere along with free functional skills maths and English level 2 online courses.

Functional skills level 2 courses tend to be much shorter than a full 2 year GCSE course, with some learners completing their studies within a matter of days. You can also take the functional skills exams all year round from your home with online invigilation and at any time including evenings and weekends. This makes the level 2 exams accessible to every learner regardless of location or work commitments. At Pass Functional Skills, we ensure we offer level 2 exams that meet the needs of our learners, which means making them affordable and easy to organise.

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What is in the Functional Skills Level 2 Exams?

Functional Skills English Level 2

The functional skills English qualification contains the following exams:

Reading: – This exam is usually 1 hour long and requires you to read a number of different styles of texts and then answer short questions on them, showing that you can analyse texts,  comprehend the intended meaning and identify language features used.

Writing: This exam is usually 1 hour long and requires you to demonstrate your writing abilities in a context that is given in the paper. This may involve writing a piece of persuasive text, a complaint letter or some other type of writing.

Speaking listening and communication: This exam lasts around 1 and half hours and involves preparing a short presentation to share with other learners. You will present for a few minutes, listen to other presentations then have a discussion. You are not marked on the quality of the content of your presentation, simply on your ability to communicate the content and then how you respond and interact with other learners.

Functional Skills Maths Level 2

The level 2 maths exam is 2 hours long and is made up of a non-calculator and calculator section, with the calculator section being worth more marks. You can view the full list of functional skills maths level 2 topics here. These topics are grouped together in three key areas covered in the functional skills maths level 2 online exam. These are:

Using numbers: This section covers the basics of whole numbers, decimals, negative numbers, fractions, and percentages, as well as learning how to convert between them and perform calculations involving them.

Understanding measure, shape, and space: This section covers a larger ranger of topics, from simple 2D and 3D shapes, along with a surface area to using maps and interpreting scale drawings. This section will challenge your problem-solving ability, with these topics wrapped up in everyday scenarios for you to solve.

Handling data:  This section covers the display and interpretation of data in many different formats. The fundamentals of the mean, mode, median, and range will be tested extensively as well as some basic probability graphs.

Functional Skills Level 2 Online Courses

We offer comprehensive Functional skills level 2 online courses for both maths and English.

  • Video tutorials, practice questions and mock exams

  • Pre-assessment to determine areas to work on

  • Track your scores and progress

  • L2 maths and English covered for all exam boards

  • Significantly improves pass rates

Functional Skills English Level 2 Exam

Get onto the next step with this revolutionary online functional skills English exam. Sit all three sections reading, writing and SLC at home on your laptop or computer.

Functional Skills Level 2 Revision Resources

Pass Functional Skills offers amazing revision materials for level 2 English and maths qualifications. Follow the links below to our dedicated revision pages.

Functional Skills Maths Level 2

Functional Skills English Level 2