Functional Skills Maths Level 1/2 Intensive – C4315

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Course Overview

We have intensive courses for Entry 2/3 and level 1/2. Our intensive courses are based at the City Skills Centre. These are face to face or online for Level 1/2.
We have courses starting throughout the year, and they run from 9.30am to 3pm, one day a week for 11 weeks.

Functional mathematics ensures that individuals can use number, measure shape and space and data handling problem solving skills competently and apply them to challenges within everyday life. The learning is delivered intensively over 10 weeks.

This course is designed for individuals who are already have very strong underpinning mathematics skills but may require development of their ability to apply those skills and techniques effectively to secure an accredited qualification.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

At Entry level, skills learnt include basic practical maths that you will be able to use in your everyday life. These will cover simple calculations, fractions, measurement and how to use tables and charts.

As you develop these skills, you will become more confident in recognising how maths can be applied to day-to-day situations. You will demonstrate your skills for certification through classroom-based assessment.

At levels 1 and 2, skills learnt include being able to recognise how everyday situations can be represented using maths. You will learn how to calculate with fractions, decimals and percentages, how to create tables and charts, how to use metric measurements and how to work out averages, amongst other things.

You will develop mathematical tools and operations; be able to apply these procedures appropriately to a situation or problem; be able to interpret results and consider the accuracy and conclusions to be drawn from this information.

Entry Requirements

Our classes are for adults, and you must be 19 or above on 31st August 2024. There are no formal entry requirements.

You are expected to attend every session and work independently for a minimum of 2 hours per week if you are to achieve the qualification within the agreed timescales.

Our classes are free to most learners who do not already have a maths level 2 functional skills qualification or maths GCSE A*-C (grade 4).

How you will be assessed

At entry level you will complete a maths assessment within the class, which will be assessed by your tutor. At level 1 and level 2 you will undertake one formal exam. The functional skills maths exam takes 2 hours.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £0.00


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

Successful achievement on the course will allow you to progress onto a higher level of Functional Skills or apply for GCSE maths.

This qualification will help you if you are considering applying for an apprenticeship. It may improve your chances of getting work or progressing within work, or moving onto other courses, this will enable you to support your children more effectively.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website using the course code C4315. You will be contacted to book an initial assessment in order to find out your level and identify the most appropriate class for you. Once you have taken this you will either be offered a place on this course or sign-posted to a course which is more suitable to your level.

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