NCFE

NCFE Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics

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603/5055/6
Sector:
Preparation for Life and Work
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Support Materials Qualification Specification

Level
Level 1
Minimum entry age
Pre-16
GLH
55
TQT
66

Important: This reformed Functional Skills qualification has completed Ofqual’s technical evaluation process. Registrations and assessment bookings are now available. You can use the below draft support materials, including schemes of work, to help you plan and prepare for teaching and delivery. Please note that these materials are currently subject to change.

About this qualification:

The purpose of the Functional Skills Mathematics Level 1 qualification is to demonstrate both mathematical skills at the appropriate level and the ability to apply mathematical thinking effectively to solve problems successfully in the workplace and in other real life situations.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for learners studying the following:

• Apprenticeships
• Traineeships
• Alternative to GCSE
• T-Levels
• As a standalone qualification

Entry requirements

There are no pre-entry requirements for this qualification and no minimum age requirement has been set for registration.

Qualification structure:

This qualification has one external assessment divided into 2 sections.

• Section A: The non-calculator section
• Section B: The calculator section

Online Assessment

Online assessment is available for this qualification, and live online assessments are now bookable. Please visit our Online Assessment page for further information.

Sample assessments can now be scheduled on our Surpass platform. You can also find a link to an online assessment demo for this qualification here.

Useful Links

Regulations for the Conduct of External Assessment

Qualification Specific Instructions for Delivery

External Assessment Timetable

Access to Scripts

Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations Policy

Events

Skills Forward

Department for Education Subject Content for Maths


Qualification Specification

This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Overview of Changes in Functional Skills

Here's a helpful summary of all of the key changes to the Functional Skills process.

Functional Skills Fact Sheet - Level 1 and 2 Maths

This document provides an overview of our Functional Skills Maths offering at Level 1 and Level 2.

Invigilation Changes

This document outlines some of the changes and FAQs around Functional Skills invigilation.

Support Handbook

This document contains supporting information that relates to NCFE and CACHE qualifications to assist in planning, delivery and assessment, and must be used alongside the Qualification Specification.

Sample Question Paper (Non-Calculator) - Level 1 Functional Skills Maths

This is a draft version of a sample assessment material for this new Functional Skills qualification.

Sample Question Paper (Calculator) - Level 1 Functional Skills Maths

This is a draft version of a sample assessment material for this new Functional Skills qualification.

Sample Mark Scheme - Level 1 Functional Skills Maths

This is a draft version of a sample assessment material for this new Functional Skills qualification.

Mandatory units

  1. Mathematics

There's a range of available resources you can download or purchase

NCFE L1 Functional Skills Mathematics Resources

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NCFE Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics - Scheme of Work

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NCFE Functional Skills Mathematics Glossary

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