level 2 qualifications

What is level 2 equivalent to?

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MME Team 14 November 2023


Level 2 qualifications are a great way to improve job prospects and open yourself up to progress into higher education. They can be taken in both maths and English functional skills. A level 2 qualification is equivalent to a grade 4 (or C) at GCSE.

We recommend using Pass Functional Skills to help you on your way to achieving your level 2 qualification. They offer Ofqual regulated exams, as well as market leading courses for English and maths functional skills.

Check to see if you are entitled to a free functional skills course by completing the form below:

Maths Functional Skills Level 2 

The maths functional skills level 2 exam is split into 3 different sections: using numbers, understanding measure, shape & space and handling information & data. These are all assessed with one exam.

The course is split up into these sections, making it easy for you to focus revision on weak areas. There are also a range of mock exams within the course that will help you access if you are ready for your exam.

The exam can be sat from the comfort of your own home with one of their online invigilators. 

Level 2 Maths Exam

Level 2 Maths Revision

English Functional Skills Level 2 

Similar to the maths qualification, the English one is split up into three sections: reading, writing and SLC (speaking, listening and communicating). These are sat as 3 separate exams and you must pass them all to gain your level 2 qualification.

Below you can find out some more information on the English functional skills qualification.

Level 2 English Exam

Level 2 English Revision


What is level 2 equivalent to?

A level 2 qualification is the equivalent of a grade C or 4 at GCSE and is widely accepted as a GCSE equivalent.

How does a level 2 qualification compare with other qualifications?

You can take a look at the government website here, it shows the level of all qualifications.

Is there another qualification that is the equivalent of a GCSE?

There are some other qualifications that are equivalent to a GCSE, however they are not as widely accepted as functional skills qualifications. You can read a bit more about GCSE Equivalency exams here.

Can I sit a GCSE exam rather than an equivalent?

Yes, Pass My GCSE can help with exam bookings for GCSE exams that take place in Autumn and Summer each year for maths and English.




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