Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 2 is the second of five maths qualifications that will help you learn maths skills for the workplace and at home. At Entry Level 2, you’ll learn about the following maths topics: number and the number system, common measures, shape and space and, information and data.

You’ll learn to work through simple maths problems that have a single step to workout the answer. You’ll also learn which to recognise different types of maths problems and figure out how to solve them.

Maths Entry Level 2 – using numbers and the number system – whole numbers, fractions and decimals

  • 1. Count reliably up to 100 items.
  • 2. Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 200.
  • 3. Recognise and sequence odd and even numbers up to 100.
  • 4. Recognise and interpret the symbols +, – , x, ÷ and = appropriately.
  • 5. Add and subtract two-digit numbers.
  • 6. Multiply whole numbers in the range 0 times 0 to 12 times 12 (times tables).
  • 7. Know the number of hours in a day and weeks in a year. Be able to name and sequence.
  • 8. Divide two-digit whole numbers by single-digit whole numbers and express remainders.
  • 9. Approximate by rounding to the nearest 10, and use this rounded answer to check results.
  • 10.Recognise simple fractions (halves, quarters and tenths) of whole numbers and shapes.
  • 11.Read, write and use decimals to one decimal place.

Maths Entry Level 2 – using common measures, shape and space

  • 12. Calculate money with pence up to one pound and in whole pounds of multiple items and write with the correct symbols (£ or p).
  • 13. Read and record time in common date formats, and read time displayed on analogue clocks in hours, half hours and quarter hours, and understand hours from a 24-hour digital clock.
  • 14. Use metric measures of length including millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres.
  • 15. Use measures of weight including grams and kilograms.
  • 16. Use measures of capacity including millilitres and litres.
  • 17. Read and compare positive temperatures.
  • 18. Read and use simple scales to the nearest labelled division.
  • 19. Recognise and name 2-D and 3-D shapes including pentagons, hexagons, cylinders, cuboids, pyramids and spheres.
  • 20. Describe the properties of common 2-D and 3-D shapes including numbers of sides, corners, edges, faces, angles and base.
  • 21. Use appropriate positional vocabulary to describe position and direction including between, inside, outside, middle, below, on top, forwards and backwards.

Maths Entry Level 2 – handling information and data

  • 22. Extract information from lists, tables, diagrams and bar charts.
  • 23. Make numerical comparisons from bar charts.
  • 24. Sort and classify objects using two criteria.
  • 25. Take information from one format and represent the information in another format including use of bar charts.

Maths Entry Level 2 – solving mathematical problems and decision making

At Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 2, you’ll be expected to:

  • Use given mathematical information including numbers, symbols, simple diagrams and charts.
  • Recognise, understand and use simple mathematical terms appropriate to Entry Level 2.
  • Use the methods given above to produce, check and present results that make sense.
  • Present appropriate explanations using numbers, measures, simple diagrams, simple charts and symbols appropriate to Entry Level 2.

Where can I learn Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 2?

To find entry level 2 maths courses near you, use the National Careers Service Course Finder. Organisations that offer free maths entry level 2 courses for adults include:

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