Functional Skills qualifications provide reliable evidence of a learner’s achievements against demanding content that is relevant to the workplace. The qualifications assess learners’ underpinning subject knowledge and their ability to apply this knowledge to different contexts. They provide a foundation for progression to employment and further technical education, and they help learners to develop skills for everyday life.


This will help learners apply and relate maths to real life situations.

Career pathways

Learners who achieve Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills Qualifications in Mathematics at Entry Levels 1- to 3 can progress through the levels (from Entry Level 1 to Entry Level 2, and Entry Level 2 to Entry Level 3), and to Functional Skills Qualifications in Mathematics at Levels 1 and 2 or further mathematical study, such as GCSE. Alternatively, learners can progress to employment or to further technical education.