NCFE Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics
- Preparation for Life and Work
- Level 1
- Minimum entry age
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:
• Alternative to GCSE
• As a standalone qualification
There are no pre-entry requirements for this qualification and no minimum age requirement has been set for registration.
This qualification has one external assessment divided into 2 sections.
• Section A: The non-calculator section
• Section B: The calculator section
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.
Learners are now able to complete online/onscreen external assessments at home using our remote invigilation solution. Also referred to as remote proctoring, remote invigilation allows a learner to be observed via audio and visual links when completing their online/onscreen external assessment at home.
NCFE offers a remote invigilation solution for all our Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills external assessments. Find out how to get approval here.
Regulations for the Conduct of External Assessment
Qualification Specific Instructions for Delivery (QSID)
External Assessment Timetable
Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations Policy
CPD Training and Events
Department for Education Subject Content for Maths
Qualification SpecificationLessMore info Download
This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.
Functional Skills Fact Sheet - Level 1 and 2 MathsLessMore info Download
This document provides an overview of our Functional Skills Maths offering at Level 1 and Level 2.
Overview of Changes in Functional SkillsLessMore info Download
Here's a helpful summary of all of the key changes to the Functional Skills process.
Functional Skills Mapping Document - Level 1 MathsLessMore info Download
This document maps the Department for Education's subject content for reformed Functional Skills qualifications to the legacy Functional Skills subject content.
Functional Skills Invigilation ChangesLessMore info Download
This document outlines some of the changes and FAQs around Functional Skills invigilation.
Support HandbookLessMore info Download
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.
Functional Skills Pass BoundariesLessMore info Download
This document provides the Pass boundaries for Functional Skills Level 1 and Level 2 external assessments.
Chief Examiner Report (Onscreen) - October 2019LessMore info Download
This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the October 2019 on-screen external assessment paper.
Chief Examiner Report - October 2019LessMore info Download
This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the 14-18 October 2019 paper-based external assessment paper.
Chief Examiner Report - December 2019LessMore info Download
This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the 9-13 December 2019 paper-based external assessment paper.
Chief Examiner Report (Onscreen) - February 2020LessMore info Download
This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the 24-28 February external assessment.
Chief Examiner Report - August 2020LessMore info Download
This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the August 2020 external assessment.
Past Paper L1 Functional Skills Maths - P001253LessMore info Download
Past Paper L1 Functional Skills Maths - P001254LessMore info Download
Past Paper L1 Functional Skills Maths - P001267LessMore info Download
Past Paper L1 Functional Skills Maths - P001268LessMore info Download
SAM L1 Functional Skills MathsLessMore info Download
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 Maths Learner Checklists L1
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NCFE Functional Skills Mathematics Glossary
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Where these assessments take place in an online on-demand format and can be delivered in line with public health guidelines, assessments will continue to proceed
We have recently launched our remote invigilation solution and more information can be found on our website.
We have just launched our on-demand paper-based offer. For more information, please go to the Functional Skills page of our website.
This qualification is in scope for alternative arrangements and if required can be awarded via an assessed grade from the centre. The adaptation document provides further details on the scope and evidence requirements for this.
For further information please see the adaptation addendum document below.
AT FS L1-2 Mathematics v4.0LessMore info Download