NCFE Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics
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.
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)
Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations Policy
CPD Training and Events
Diagnostic and Assessment Tools
Department for Education Subject Content for Maths
NCFE have password protected the latest external assessment past-paper, mark scheme and chief examiner report, which enables you to use these as current and valid mock assessments. To access the documents, you will need a Portal login, if you do not have a Portal login please contact your Portal administrator.
Functional Skills Mathematics (Level 1) Scheme of Work
An exemplary scheme of work that defines the structure and overview of the content for the Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics.
Functional Skills Mathematics (Level 1) Resources
Bespoke resources including learner activity question and answer worksheets, engaging PowerPoint presentations and explanatory videos.
Functional Skills Mathematics (Level 1) Learner Workbook and Answers
This workbook compliments our Level 1 mathematics resources pack by providing a comprehensive overview of all subject content at this level.
Functional Skills Mathematics (Level 1) Learner Checklists
These learners checklists cover level 1 maths for functional skills.