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IQ Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Entry Level 2


Qualification Number 600/9483/7
Title IQ Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Entry Level 2
Category National
Sector Functional Skills
Operational Start Date 31/07/2013
Operational End Date 30/05/2018
Total Units 1 Min Credit
Min Guided Learning Hours 45 Max Guided Learning Hours
Min Age From 11 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £11.50 (excluding VAT) 

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply). 

Moderation Fee : £


This specification is intended for trainers, centres and learners. General information regarding centre approval, registration, IQR (IQs candidate management system), assessment papers, certification, conducting external and controlled assessment, reasonable adjustments, special consideration, appeals procedure are available from the website

It should be read in conjunction with the following documents:

    Qualification Purpose

    For Qualification Purpose Statement please click here

    About this Qualification

    Functional Skills mathematics are free standing qualifications designed to give learners skills to operate confidently, effectively and independently in education, work and everyday life. They have been created in response to employers recommendations that learners would benefit from a thorough grounding in the basics and the ability to problem-solve. IQ Functional skills qualifications are available in English, mathematics and ICT at Entry level 1, 2, 3 and levels 1 and 2. They assess the Functional Skills standards, coverage and range.

    Learners can progress to further Functional Skills Mathematics qualifications as they have been designed to encourage progress through each of the levels. Each level subsumes the previous level.

    Take this Qualification

    If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.


    Each IQ Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics consists of one unit with a single assessment.  Each qualification is worth a notional five QCF credits.

    IQ Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Entry Level 2
    Mandatory UnitMinimum Units:1
     Minimum Credits:0
     L/504/7115IQ Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Entry Level 2E200


    Assessment for these qualifications is summative and should only be attempted when the learner has acquired the functional mathematics skills and knowledge to achieve success. Assessment can take place in any supervised environment which can support an electronic or paper-based assessment (depending on centre choice) and includes the learner's workplace.

    The assessment tasks cover all the skill standards for the level and sample the coverage and range.  All of the coverage and range are assessed over a one year cycle of assessments. This qualification is not graded, successful learners achieve a pass.


    Assessment description

    Time allowed


    Paper based / electronic assessment

    Entry 1

    One IQ externally set and internally marked, externally quality assured assessment with related tasks.

    (Entry 1 Total 25 marks

    Entry 2  Total  30 marks )

    One and a half hours (unless access arrangements apply). The time can be split over more than one sitting.

    Calculator allowed

    Learners interact with the assessor and record their answers on a hard copy question paper

    Entry 2

    Entry 3

    One IQ externally set and internally marked and externally quality assured assessment with related tasks.

    (Total 30 marks)

    Learners record their answers  on a hard copy question paper

    Level 1

    One IQ externally set and marked assessment comprising of two unrelated tasks.

    (Total 40 marks)

    Two hours

    (unless access arrangements apply).

    Learners  record their answers  on a hard copy question paper or take an onscreen assessment

    Level 2

    One IQ externally set and marked assessment comprising of two unrelated tasks.

    (Total 50 marks)

    Entry level qualifications are taken under controlled assessment regulations. This means that the assessments and their mark schemes are provided by IQ and marked by the centre. The Centre will be offered a choice of assessment papers and should choose the most appropriate one for their learners. The assessment tasks have been designed so that centres can contextualise (adapt them) to reflect their learners’ characteristics and culture.

    Each Functional Skills Entry Level Assessment contains detailed instructions for the assessor and the learner. Centres should familiarise themselves with the assessment before it takes place in order to prepare the learner and source any materials that may be required.

    Level 1 and level 2 qualifications are taken under examination conditions and must take place in an environment free from extraneous noise to enable the learner to complete their tasks without disruption or interruption. This can be the learner’s workplace.

    Learner Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for Functional Skills Mathematics qualifications; however centres should ensure that learners have the maturity and experience to access functional skills assessment before they are entered.

    Tutor Requirements

    IQ requires that all tutors are competent and/or qualified in mathematics to at least Level 2 if delivering Entry Level or Level 1 Functional Mathematics. Those delivering Level 2 should be competent and/or qualified to Level 3. All tutors must be conversant with the qualifications and their assessment. Tutors must have (or are working towards) the relevant teaching or assessor qualification for their industry. Centres are expected to support their staff in ensuring that their knowledge of functional skills standards, delivery and assessment requirements remain current.

    Tutors responsible for delivering and assessing controlled assessment must undertake the relevant IQ training available from the IQ website.

    Centre Requirements

    Centres must be approved by IQ in order to offer this qualification.  



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