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Functional Maths

Functional Skills qualifications provide reliable evidence of a learner’s achievements against demanding content that is relevant to the workplace. The qualifications assess learners’ underpinning subject knowledge and their ability to apply this knowledge to different contexts. They provide a foundation for progression to employment and further technical education, and they help learners to develop skills for everyday life.

Qualifications purpose

The Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills Qualifications in Mathematics at Entry Levels 1 to 3 is for learners to develop understanding and skills in mathematics.

The qualifications give learners the opportunity to:

  • demonstrate a sound grasp of the underpinning skills and basics of mathematical problem-solving skills appropriate to the level, and the ability to apply mathematical thinking to solve problems in familiar situations
  • achieve the skills for further study at Levels 1 and 2
  • achieve a foundation for progression into employment.

Qualifications aims and outcomes

The Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills Qualifications in Mathematics at Entry Levels 1 to 3 should:

  • enable learners to become confident in their use of fundamental mathematical knowledge and skills
  • indicate that learners can demonstrate their understanding by applying their knowledge and skills to solve simple mathematical problems or to carry out simple tasks.