Functional Skills Maths
Level 1 & Level 2



These regulated qualifications are recognised and accepted by employers, colleges, universities and apprenticeship schemes. Job prospects can be increased and pupils will become more attractive to workplaces as expectations to have such qualifications rise.

SKU: FSM001 Category:


This qualification consists of 2 mandatory components. Learners must complete both the non-Calculator and Calculator written examinations that are set, marked and moderated by the exam awarding organisation. The assessments will test a learner’s representing, analysing and interpreting skills using numbers, geometry and statistics in realistic contexts.

Mathematics examinations are available on demand in either on screen or paper-based format.

Using Calculators and Dictionaries during Covid-19

In line with government guidance, we have adjusted our policies on the use of calculators and dictionaries during Functional Skills exams.

It is now possible for learners to bring their own calculator or dictionary with them for a Functional Skills exam, in order to minimise contact with a communal item. Calculators must be basic with only four main functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Calculators with scientific or advanced functions are not permitted.

Please note that it is still permissible for learners to use calculators or dictionaries provided by OSCAR-learning, however, we must ensure we follow government guidelines for hygiene and cleansing of these items of equipment.

Practice Examinations

Our practice examinations are available to support you in your preparation for the examination of functional skills and are available in both paper-based and on-screen formats. On-screen practice examinations help you to familiarise with the various features of the system such as how to navigate through the exam, opening and resizing pop-up images and text, using the graph creator tool and using the method calculator, etc. However, please note that on-screen practice examinations are for familiarisation purposes only and responses cannot be saved. Therefore, if you would like your tutor to mark your responses, then they must review your answers prior to finishing the examination.

Online functional skills course Maths and English Level 1 & 2

  1. Course is valid for 3 months from purchase date.
  2. Once purchased you will be registered with the awarding organisation for an exam date. Proof of id is required a valid passport (any nationality) • a signed UK photocard driving licence • a valid warrant card issued by HM forces or the police • another photographic ID card, e.g. employee ID card, student ID card, travel card etc.
  3. Course includes initial assessments, diagnostic assessments etc.
  4. Tutor support is available by email and replied to within 24hours.
  5. You have access to 2 x 1hour online sessions with your tutor per course within the 3 month period.
  6. Exams can be taken either in your home under exam conditions or our local centre if required.

If you should be unfortunate not to pass a resit can be taken for £50. Should you wish to cancel your test day once booked fees are applicable costing £60.

Results from online exams take up to 10 days to be notified, however paper exams can take up to 28 days for results.

Additional information


Exam Only, Course and Exam, Course, Exam and Tutor Support


Level 1, Level 2