Functional Skills maths for Team Leaders / Supervisors

Team leaders / supervisors apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. The end-point assessment is the final part of the new apprenticeship standards in the United Kingdom.

According to the standards:

A team leader/supervisor is a first line management role, with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals.

Institute of Apprenticeships

As part of their work, team leaders / supervisiors will need maths in the following situations:

  • Project management – planning project lifecycles
  • Finance – manage money, monitor budgets
  • Time management

How the team leader / supervisor can pass Functional Skills maths Level 2

To be able to pass the Functional Skills maths Level 2, the team leader / supervisor should:

  • start revising early. It is just too stressful to try and pass in the last months of the apprenticeship.
  • plan to revise in small chunks. An online maths support tutor could help you with bitsize revision.
  • get an accountability partner to help you stay the course.
  • complete past papers and get someone to mark them and give you feedback.

Finally, good luck with the exam.