Functional Skills in Mathematics at Level 2 - 4748-04
These are qualifications for work, study and life. Achievement of these qualifications demonstrates a sound grasp of 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. (Ofqual Qualification Number: 603/4649/8 and City & Guilds Qualification Number 4748) Content subsumes that of lower levels. Subject content functional skills: Mathematics (DfE, Feb 2018).
This person can use numbers of any size; read, write and make use of positive and negative integers of any size; use, order and compare integers, fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios as well as recognise the value of a digit in any whole or decimal number. They can use numerical and spatial patterns for a purpose and calculate with, and convert between, numbers written as fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios.
This person can handle relationships between measurements of various kinds, use angles and coordinates when involving position and direction and make use of geometric properties in calculations with 2-D and 3-D shapes and understand the relationships between them.
This person can construct, interpret and evaluate a range of statistical diagrams. They can calculate and interpret probabilities. They can calculate, analyse, compare and interpret appropriate data sets, tables, diagrams and statistical measures such as common averages (mean, median, mode) and spread (range), and use statistics to compare sets of data. They can identify patterns and trends from data as well as recognise simple correlation.
This person can use their knowledge and skills to recognise and obtain a solution or solutions to a complex problem, one which requires a multistep process, typically requiring planning and working through at least two connected steps or processes. These problems may draw on a combination of all three mathematical areas and they will be able to make connections between those content areas.