Basic maths skills are required to apply for most jobs or to enter further education. If you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, it’s likely you’ll be entitled to free maths education up to Functional Skills Maths Level 2.

What free maths qualifications and courses can I choose from?

Functional Skills Maths has qualifications at five levels, three entry level qualifications, level 1 and level 2. Before starting a maths course, you’ll have an initial assessment and diagnostic test. This will help you find out which maths test level to start with.

Where can I attend free maths classes and sit Functional Skills Maths tests?

To find maths courses near you, use the National Careers Service Course Finder. Organisations that offer free maths courses for adults include:

  • Further education colleges
  • Adult education centres
  • Some libraries
  • Other training providers