Functional Skills Maths Level 1

About the course

If you are a member of the Royal Artillery, then our Functional Skills Maths Level 1 is a requirement of your Level 2 apprenticeship. If you are a veteran or a dependant, then our Level 1 course is a great course for you to start developing your maths skills.

This course equips you with the skills you need to operate confidently, effectively and independently; whether that be at work, or in your everyday life.

The Level 1 Award is a nationally recognised civilian qualification, and the level is equivalent to GCSE grades D - G. By achieving your Functional Skills Maths Level 1 you will:

  • Increase your chances of promotion
  • Improve your job prospects for future employment
  • Extend your knowledge


Overview of content:

  • Mathematical knowledge - which covers topics such as number, measure and space, statistics, representing data and averages etc.
  • Practical knowledge - which involves embedding your maths in problem solving

How long is the course?

Five day classroom study.


Free to those on a RA apprenticeship or £100 for veterans and dependants.


You will undertake a formal assessment, that will be marked externally, as well as being assessed by your tutor through written, online and practical tasks.

Where do I study?

You will either study at Larkhill whilst you are in 24 Bty or at your regiment’s/nearest RACPD Learning Centre.

If you're studying in 24 Bty, the course will be delivered over five days and it will be timetabled for you during your time there.

If studied at a RACPD Learning Centre, then your tutor will develop a programme that matches your needs over a 1-2 week period with additional self-study as required. See our search by courses page for courses in your area.

See a video of what one of our learners thinks of the online element of the course.

What's next

Functional Skills Maths Level 2

Other details

The course fee includes one free resit. After that any additional resits cost £15 each for non-apprenticeship learners.


If you are in 24 Bty, you will be offered the qualification as part of your apprenticeship otherwise, for more information or to book yourself onto a course, please see your PD Advisor or Learning Centre Manager. Details of your regiment’s/nearest Learning Centre can be found here.