FUNCTIONAL SKILLS MATHEMATICS LEVEL 2 – DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE

Introduction 

At GroundMark Learning we fully appreciate how difficult it can be to attend regular classes over a long period. With this in mind, we have developed a fully supported Online Distance Learning course to enable students to access high quality material and support, with the flexibility to fit in with their own lifestyle and commitments. 

The course is hosted on GroundMark Learning’s Moodle platform and follows the structure of the CGP Functional Skills Maths Edexcel Level 2 Study & Test Practice Workbook. This is supplemented by over 125 specifically developed GroundMark Learning Video Clips to further explain topics. 

For extra practice we have included hundreds of practice questions (with answers) to check and consolidate your understanding of subject knowledge. We have also included a large number of Specimen and Past Exam Papers and the fee for the course includes the marking and feedback of the Edexcel Specimen Paper. 

All students are supported throughout the course by a dedicated tutor. 

 

Course Structure 

On our Moodle platform, the course is comprised of 9 sections as follows: 

  • 1. Index 

  • 2. Introduction and User Guide 

  • 3. Pre-Course Subject Knowledge Test 

  • 4. Using a Scientific Calculator 

  • 5. CGP Section 1: Number 

  • 6. CGP Section 2: Measures, Shape and Space 

  • 7. CGP Section 3: Handling Data 

  • 8. Exam Tips 

  • 9. Specimen and Past Papers 

The sections shown in bold above have been written to be used in conjunction with the CGP Functional Skills Maths Edexcel Level 2 Study & Test Practice Workbook and its Three Sections: 

  • CGP Section 1 - Number 

  • CGP Section 2 - Measures, Shape and Space 

  • CGP Section 3 - Handling Data 

We have supplemented these sections with over 125 GroundMark Learning Video Clips. 

 

The Examination 

The Exam is split into two sections: 

Section A: Non-calculator              Time allowed: 25 minutes 

Section B: Calculator                      Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes 

The clips and resources have therefore been specifically developed to support the teaching of Functional Skills topics and include detailed instructions for both non-calculator methods and using a scientific calculator to answer questions. 

The use of a calculator is permitted for Section B of the Exam so we feel that it is essential that students are able to take advantage of this and are familiar with the functions within the calculator and know how to use them. 

 

Purchasing the Course 

Your purchase of the course includes: 

  • 6 month’s access to GroundMark Learning’s online platform containing: 

  • A Pre-Course Subject Knowledge Test 

  • A dedicated section on using a Scientific Calculator 

  • Specifically developed video tutorials with worked examples (with and without the use of a Scientific Calculator) 

  • Additional questions to check and consolidate your understanding of subject knowledge 

  • Advice on exam technique 

  • Specimen and past papers and mark schemes. 

  • Support throughout the course via a dedicated tutor who will be assigned to you when you enrol and will be available to support you as you progress through the course. 

  • The submission of the Edexcel Specimen Paper for marking and feedback by your dedicated tutor. 

 

 

Before commencing the course, you will need to purchase: 

 

Example Material 

The link below will take you to the Moodle login page for GroundMark Learning. 

You will need to enter the following login details: 

Username: gmguest 

Password: gmguest 

Link: https://groundmarklearning.moodle.school/course/view.php?id=73 

 

 

Sitting the Exam 

Please note that the fee for the course does not include the Examination fee 

At GroundMark Learning we work in partnership with Tutors and Exams  (https://www.tutorsandexams.uk/exam-centre/functional-skills-exam-centre/)  for the assessment of all of our courses. We have always found them to be helpful, efficient and professional and have been given the same feedback by all of our candidates. 

Candidates choosing to sit the exam through Tutors and Exams ( https://www.tutorsandexams.uk/exam-centre/functional-skills-exam-centre/ )  will need to contact them to arrange to sit the exam at one of their Exam Centres. 

Please note that candidates can, however, make arrangements to sit the examination with an exam centre of their own choosing. 

 

Course Fee £225 

Please note that at GroundMark Learning we fully appreciate the roles played by those people serving in the Armed Forces and Care Sectors. 

If you can provide evidence of meeting the criteria below, we will give a discount of 20% on the fee for the course., making the Concessionary Fee £180.* 

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*Requirement for discount: Proof of current/past military service or close membership of a military family. 

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*Requirement for discount: Proof of requiring Functional Skills Mathematics Level 2 to qualify for entry onto a course in the Health and Social Care sector.