Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths - MK College

Level 1 Functional Skills – Maths

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Improve your understanding of using numbers and the number system, measuring, shaping, space, and handling information and data.

What will I do?

Section 1 summary:

You will focus on developing your understanding of positive and negative numbers, decimals, multiplication, division and rounding, square numbers and fractions, percentages, converting between fractions and decimals, and simple ratios and direct proportions.

Section 2 summary:

In this unit, you will explore the importance of time and the relationships between time and money. You will also calculate perimeter, area, and volume, compare measures and 2D and 3D shapes, study symmetry, compass points and full/half/quarter turns, and calculate measurements from scales.

Section 3 summary:

You will focus on representing discreet data, calculating mean and range, and identifying probability.

What’s next?

Progress onto a Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths and seek more employability options.

Is it for me?

This course is ideal for anyone looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of Functional Skills Maths. It’s perfect for those who may not have passed their Maths qualifications in an educational setting and for anyone seeking greater employability that requires an understanding of Functional Skills in Maths. If your job role involves being aware of these skills, or if you have a personal interest in this topic for personal or career reasons, this course is for you.

entry requirements

You will complete an assessment before starting the course, to check that this is the correct level for you.

Course Information

  1. Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Level 1






    • FEES

    • 19 – 23


    • 24+


    • Overseas


More information is available on Fees & Funding for 19 + here and EEA Nationals here.


The course is online, so you can complete it from the comfort of your own home. There are no Teams or Zoom meetings; you just need to ensure that you meet the deadlines for each assignment. Your assessor will provide feedback once you submit your assignments.

How will my progress be monitored?

Your assessor will give you feedback on each assignment you submit and offer you additional resources to help you with areas you need to improve.

How will I be assessed?

The course is made up of regular assignments with an exam at the end of the course.

How much will I have to study each week?

You will need to have around 60 hours to study this course, that’s around 6-10 hours per week.

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