Functional Skills Level 2

A functional skills level 2 qualification is a great alternative to a GCSE, with a level 2 maths and English qualification being equivalent to a grade 4/C at GCSE. Gaining a level 2 functional skills qualification allows learners to progress with their studies and careers by helping them improve job prospects, as well as gain entry to university.

Level 2 Maths

Level 2 English

Level 2 Functional Skills

What is functional skills level 2?                                                                                                                                      Functional skills level 2 maths and English are qualifications accepted by most universities and employers as a GCSE equivalent. We provide Ofqual regulated exams to ensure that your qualification is accepted by those requiring it. Functional skills level 2 online is the same qualification as the in-person exams but you can take your exam from the comfort of your own home!

What is level 2 equivalent to?                                                                                                                                                A level 2 maths and English qualification is the equivalent to a grade 4 (or C) at GCSE. It is widely accepted by employers and universities alike as a GCSE equivalent. With GCSEs only running twice a year, functional skills level 2 online exams are a great way to get the qualification you need quickly.

Functional Skills Level 2

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Functional Skills Level 2 Exam

Book your maths and English level 2 online exams through MME Exams, and sit the entire qualification form the comfort of your own home. We work with Open Awards and City & Guilds to provide Ofqual regulated exams. Your exam will be over seen by an online invigilator, they are there to help your exam run smoothly.

  • Take the exam at home.

  • All exams are online.

  • Get into apprenticeships, university and more with your level 2 qualification.

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Functional Skills Level 2 Online Course

Pass Functional Skills provide a functional skills maths and English level 2 online courses that offers a comprehensive coverage of the government specification. With all topics split into smaller sections, you will find the course in broken down into manageable chunks to help you work your way through. The maths and English level 2 online courses have hundreds of revision videos and practice questions to help you pass your exam.

The self-lead, online nature of Pass Functional Skills’ courses makes them extremely flexible. Meaning you can work through the material at your own pace, spending extra times on topics you may need to. We recommend spending around 50 hours using the course to give yourself the best chance of getting that all important pass.

  • Revision video, practice questions, topics tests and mock exams!

  • Diagnostic assessments to help you determine areas to work on.

  • Pass Functional Skills' Maths and English level 2 online courses cover all exam boards.

  • Track your progress through the course.

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Maths and English Functional Skills Level 2 Qualification


Maths Level 2 Online Course

Our level 2 maths course guides learners through 3 main content areas: Using numbers, Understanding measure, shape and space & Handling data. Each of these is split up into smaller topics for you to work through.


Maths Level 2 Exam

The level 2 maths exam is 2 hours long and split into two sections: non-calculator and calculator. One of our online invigilators will help you get onto your exam and make sure the exam runs smoothly.


Getting Your Level 2 Maths Certificate

Once you have sat your maths exam, results will take around 10 working days. If you have passed you will receive your e-certificate and a physical copy will follow shortly in the post.


English Level 2 Online Course

The online English course is split up according to the three exams: Reading, Writing & Speaking, listening and communication. Each section will take you through what you need to know for the exam. Highlighting how to pass the exam.


English Level 2 Exam

The level 2 English qualification is split into 3 exams. The reading and writing are an hour each and usually sat back to back in one exam slot. The SLC is sat separately, for this you will need to discuss a pre-decided topic with other learners.


Getting Your Level 2 English Certificate

You must pass all 3 components to achieve the functional skills level 2 English qualification. You will only receive your e-certificate when you pass the final exam. Your physical copy will follow.

Functional Skills Level 2 FAQs

Here are some common questions people have about maths and English functional skills level 2.

A grade 4/C at GCSE is a functional skills level 2 equivalent. This makes a functional skills level 2 exam a great option if you require a GCSE or equivalent qualification.

Results can take up to 10 working days to be released however this can be shorter. As it is the exam board that marks the exams, we have no control over how long marks take to come through.

Yes, there is no requirements for functional skills exams. It is very common for adults to get their maths and English functional skills level 2 as it is a flexible option and equivalent to a GCSE qualification.

While functional skills level 2 are equivalent to GCSEs, they are slightly easier. This is because functional skills contain less content than a traditional GCSE, making them ideal for those who need to get the qualification quickly.

While the pass mark varies from exam to exam, the pass mark for maths tends to be around 55%. We recommend making sure you get at least 55% in a mock exam before you sit the exam, this will give you the best chance of passing first time.

The pass mark for English reading and writing is usually similar, around the 55% mark. The SLC is slightly different and is marked as a simple pass or fail.

Pass rates are significantly higher when our course is used, so we recommend using the courses for your revision.

The best thing to do is start by taking the subject knowledge assessment, this will give you some recommended topics to work on. You can then start making your way through the course, focusing on these recommended topics.