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Functional Skills Entry Level 1 Maths Course Online

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This Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 1 course will assist you in displaying a solid understanding of the foundational concepts and basic principles of mathematics appropriate to the level, as well as the ability to use mathematical reasoning to solve routine issues in everyday contexts.

Course Highlights:

  • Course Type: Self-Paced Online Learning
  • Total Qualification Time: 58 hours
  • Guided Learning: 55 hours
  • Accreditation: NCFE, Pearson Edexcel & Open Awards
  • Qualification: Nationally Recognised Qualification
  • Study Materials: High-Quality E-Learning Study Materials
  • Assessment: Internally graded and externally verified
  • Access: 1 Year Access
  • Certificate: Certificate upon completion of the official exam (hard copy)
  • Tutor Support: Paid Tutor Support
  • Customer Support: 24/7 live chat available

The new assessment and result dates by NCFE is-

  • Delivery mode: Paper-based
  • Assessment date to and from: 17/06/2024 – 19/07/2024
  • Results release: 26/07/2024

(Note that this only applies to the mentioned exam type and if you book the exam during the dates mentioned above. Also, this will not affect the schedule of the other exam types and results.)

Functional Skills Entry Level 1 Maths Course

This Functional Skills Entry Level 1 Maths Course is regulated by Ofqual and accredited by Pearson Edexcel, NCFE and Open Awards making it a nationally recognised qualification that will enhance your CV, helping you stand out from the rest of the candidates. You will acquire knowledge about the number system, common measures, geometry and handling data.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to apply your foundational mathematics knowledge in a range of practical scenarios.

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This comprehensive Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 1 Course is suitable for:

  • Anyone looking to secure a skill-oriented job
  • People of all ages and academic backgrounds
  • Anyone who wants to progress to functional skills level 1 or 2
  • Anyone who wants to take GCSE maths
  • Anyone seeking to add a certified qualification to their university application
  • Anyone aspiring to accelerate their career in this sector
  • Anyone who wants to gain in-depth knowledge of functional skills in mathematics

Whether you are a beginner into the field of functional maths or any professional seeking to reinforce your expertise in functional skills maths, this Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 1 Course will set you up with the advanced skills to boost your career profile.

You can decide the exam date and place according to your convenience.

Awarding Body Paper-Based Exam in Centre Results
Edexcel Book within 15 days Get results in 20 working days
NCFE Book within 10 working days Get results in only 7 days
Open Awards Book within 30 working days. The dates are fixed for each month Get results in only 16 to 32 working days

*Offline examinations will be held at our Swindon and London centres. Please contact us for more information.

  • NCFE, Pearson Edexcel and Open Awards are OFQUAL-regulated and nationally recognised; however, the only difference lies in the exam booking and result turn-around time.
  • You can book your remote online exam within 2 working days of enrolment for NCFE, within 7 working days for Pearson Edexcel and within 3 working days for Open Awards.
  • You can get your NCFE results in 7 days, your Edexcel results in 20 working days and your Open Awards results within 16 to 32 working days.
  • All of the awarding bodies are accepted by universities and apprenticeships. This distinction allows learners to choose the awarding body that aligns best with their educational and career goals.

This Functional Skills Entry Level 1 Maths Qualification will help you to:

  • Develop confidence in their application of basic mathematics concepts and abilities.
  • Prove their understanding by using their abilities and expertise to complete easy tasks or simple mathematical equations.
  • Acquire comprehensive problem-solving and underpinning skills to utilise mathematics in the course of everyday life.

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 20
  • Use whole numbers to count up to 20 items, including zero
  • Add numbers which total up to 20, and subtract numbers from numbers up to 20
  • Recognise and interpret the symbols +, – and = appropriately
  • Recognise coins and notes and write them in numbers with the correct symbols (£ & p), where these involve numbers up to 20
  • Read 12-hour digital and analogue clocks in hours
  • Know the number of days in a week, months and seasons in a year; be able to name and sequence
  • Describe and make comparisons in words between measures of items including size, length, width, height, weight and capacity
  • Identify and recognise common 2-D and 3-D shapes, including circles, cubes, rectangles (including squares) and triangle
  • Use everyday positional vocabulary to describe position and direction, including left, right, in front, behind, under and above
  • Read numerical information from lists
  • Sort and classify objects using a single criterion
  • Read and draw simple charts and diagrams, including a tally chart, block diagram/graph

This Functional Skills Entry Level 1 Maths course will help you build a solid foundation in mathematics. Throughout the course, it will provide you with various learning materials and activities to enhance your understanding of these subjects.

  • Initial Assessment: To identify the current level of a student’s abilities and recommend the appropriate course to enrol in upon completion.
  • Diagnostic Assessment: Identifies skill gaps and produces an individual learning plan
  • Learning Resources: Comprehensive video tutorials, practice quizzes & topic-based tests
  • Progress Tracker: To record your progress in the course
  • Free Mock Test: Access our free mock test facility for professional feedback and to prepare for the final exam.

This Functional Skills Entry Level 1 Maths qualification is available to all students of all academic backgrounds; no experience or previous qualifications are required.

The Functional Skills NCFE, Pearson Edexcel and Open Awards Qualification in Mathematics Level 1 consist of one externally assessed assessment that comprises two sections- a non-calculator section (calculator prohibited) and a calculator section (calculator permitted).

The assessments are available as paper-based and onscreen, on-demand assessments.

Section A (Non-calculator)
Awarding Body  Exam Duration  Total Marks  Questions Cover 
Edexcel  2o minutes  6  25% 
NCFE / Open Awards  2o minutes  6  25% 


Section B (Calculator)
Awarding Body  Exam Duration  Total Marks  Questions Cover 
Edexcel  1 hour 18 75% 
NCFE / Open Awards  1 hour 18 75% 

Pass Mark (NCFE): Learners are required to achieve an overall (from sections A and B) (57% – 62%) mark to pass the exam. Please note, the marks varies for individual exam papers so for all the exam papers the pass marks is not fixed for NCFE exam. 

Pass Mark (Open Awards): Pass Marks for Entry Level 1 Maths assessments vary per assessment version and are set following standardisation and awarding activities. 

Each Maths assessment is designed to enable a minimally competent learner to achieve a pass mark of 36 out of 60. However, the awarding process will determine specifically where the pass mark sits for each assessment version. Therefore, the pass mark may vary between assessments.

This Functional Skills Maths Level 2 has been independently accredited by Pearson Edexcel, NCFE and Open Awards also regulated by Ofqual. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is responsible for regulating qualifications, assessments, and examinations in England.

Pearson Edexcel is the most prestigious awarding body, for an academic and vocational qualifications. Pearson Edexcel qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and recognised by universities and employers across the world.

NCFE is a charity and awarding organisation that provides qualifications in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It is regulated by Ofqual in England and recognised in Wales and Northern Ireland.

Open Awards

Open Awards is an awarding organisation that offers a wide range of qualifications across various sectors, including education, health and social care, and business. Their qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are designed to meet the needs of learners and employers. Open Awards also works closely with educational institutions and employers to ensure their qualifications are relevant and up-to-date.

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Entry Level 1 Functional Skills Maths Course Review


Functional skills are practical skills in Maths, English, and ICT that enable people to apply their knowledge to real-life situations. These skills are designed to provide learners with the essential knowledge needed to succeed in the workplace and in their personal lives. Functional Skills are recognised qualifications in the UK and are offered at different levels, including Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2.

Both are recognised qualifications, but levels 1 and 2 are more advanced levels that will provide you with comprehensive skills and knowledge while entry-level courses are an introduction and basic level qualification to go to subsequent levels.

No, you are not obliged to complete entry-level courses before moving on to higher levels. However, entry-level courses serve as a starting point for acquiring basic skills and knowledge that will help you strive and boost your chances of securing better marks at higher levels.

Yes, functional skills qualifications are an accepted part of all apprenticeship standards and a way to progress to further education in the UK.

Yes, you will be required to appear for the exam at our designated office in London or Swindon on the exam day.

Yes, you need to be registered for the exam three weeks prior to the exam date.

This course comprises a single assessment that is externally set, internally graded, and externally verified by the exam body. Your exam results will be forwarded to Pearson Edexcel's internal verifier once you finish the exam. If you pass all three components, you'll be able to receive the qualification certificate from the awarding body.

Tips for preparing for the exam include understanding the exam format, practising regularly, mastering the basics and managing time well during the exam, and seeking help from a teacher or tutor. To assist you in gaining the skills and knowledge required to pass the exam, Lead Academy offers 24/7 tutor support. As a result, you will be adequately prepared to ace the exam.

Yes, you can take functional skills entry-level courses online. Lead Academy offers an extensive range of entry-level courses from level 1 to 3, available for both English and Maths.

Functional Skills qualifications may require hard work and revision, but they can be a better fit for students who have found Maths and English challenging. Unlike GCSEs, Functional Skills qualifications are flexible and designed to meet the needs of diverse learners, making them more adaptable to different learning styles.

After successfully completing the Entry Level 1 Maths course, you will receive a Pearson Edexcel or NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in Maths at Entry Level 1 (depending on what you choose as an accreditation) that is highly regarded by universities and employers across the UK.