This free course will help you improve your skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification: City &Guilds Functional Skills maths at Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2. The programme is designed to:

  • Develop your skills and confidence in all areas of maths
  • Help you at work
  • Improve your chances of getting a job or changing career
  • Help you with ordinary activities such as shopping and paying household bills.
  • Enable you to progress onto other courses e.g. GCSEs
  • The course will cover a range of topics such as number, measure and handling data. Functional Skills maths is about using maths in the real world, so these topics will be put into an everyday, practical context giving you practice in using your knowledge and skills in real-life situations.

    Entry Requirements

    No formal qualifications or experience are required for this course. Learners must be 19+. There will be an initial assessment to decide which level is best for you

    Teaching & Learning

    There will be a mixture of whole class work, small group work and directed self-study to meet your needs. Practising what you have learnt during your lessons will improve your chance of success. Your tutor will give you homework on a regular basis and will recommend books, websites etc. so you can study independently.

    Progression Routes

    You could progress on to an English course, move on to GCSE maths or widen your skills to include Computing.

    Fee Information

    To be eligible for government subsidised fees for this course, you must:

    • be aged 19 or over as at 31 August 2018
    • lived in the UK/EAA for the last 3 years
    • Currently reside in England

    You could be eligible for 100% reduction in the published fees if you meet one of the following criteria:

    • You do not currently have a A* - C in GCSE Maths and are enrolling on GCSE Maths
    • You do not currently have a A* - C in GCSE English and are enrolling on GCSE English
    • You are enrolling on a Functional Skills Course (subject to assessment)

    Additional Information

    You will need a pen/pencil and paper to make notes and also an A4 ring binder to keep your work and handouts together. Your tutor may recommend a suitable course book to enhance your learning.

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