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Maths Functional Skills

Further information on IQ's five Mathematics Functional Skills qualifications.

The IQ Mathematics Functional Skills suite consists of five qualifications. These are:

      (Click on any of the above qualification titles to access detailed information such as the specifications).

      IQ assessment tasks are based on scenarios that reflect real life and work situations. Each of the assessments puts the learner into a role and at Level 1 and Level 2 the tasks start with an email from the boss.

      The tasks reflect everyday activities, such as working out which train you need to catch to attend a meeting on time, buying lunch whilst on a budget or counting supplies / stock levels.

      The Entry level qualifications encourage interaction with the tutor, particularly with transactions involving money. At the Entry levels, IQ supply assessment materials that can be adapted to reflect your learners’ own unique circumstances and working / living environment. These Entry level assessments are then marked by the centre and externally verified by IQ. A training PowerPoint to show centres how to mark the assessments is available for approved centres.

      At Level 1 & Level 2 the papers are externally set and marked by IQ. Both paper-based and onscreen assessments are available on demand. Sample assessment papers are available to try here or you can download them from the qualification pages.

      You may also want to access the IQ Guide to Teaching FS Maths, which has been developed specifically by IQ's Functional Maths team.

      You can also access a summary of the qualification standards.