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Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics (Entry 3)

Course content

The Entry Level 3 Maths Skills course will focus on numeracy skills that are used in everyday life.

Assessment of progress will be in the form of paper based exams that are internally assessed.


  • Calculations with whole numbers including long multiplication
  • Fractions and decimals in practical situations
  • Division
  • Time and dates using a calendar
  • Money calculations including finding change
  • Measurements using metric units
  • Names and properties of 2D and 3D shapes
  • Handling data, including graphs and charts

Who is the course for?

  • People aged 16 – 18
  • People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan
  • Adults aged 19+

Entry requirements

To start on this course you need to show at Initial Assessment that this is a suitable level for your current skills. You will be asked to complete a diagnostic assessment to confirm that this is the correct level.


Study Programme

If you are aged 16 – 18 or up to 24, declare a disability and have an EHC Plan this course will form part of your study programme. The programme also includes:

  • Work-related qualification or target
  • English
  • Citizenship & Employability
  • Work Experience or Placement
  • Enrichment
  • 1-to-1 Personal Tutor Sessions

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Course Fees

English qualifications are free for everyone up to Level 2.