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Maths Functional Skills Adult – P0181

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Course Overview

We offer a range of maths courses for you to improve your skills and confidence in all areas of maths as well as the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification in functional skills.

You can work at all levels, from beginner to level 2, and our classes are offered across the city as well as at the main campuses, including Braunstone, Layton Road, City Skills Centre and community venues.

Our flexible provision enables you to access classes at different times throughout the academic year. Most of our classes are in the morning, afternoon or evening and meet once a week. We also offer a range of short courses, which include a 10 week course for 1 day a week.

You will learn in a supportive environment, with experienced teachers.

Our maths courses are suitable for people who want to increase their confidence, improve their chances at work or to get a job, and to help their children.

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 measurement 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. Assessment will be by an exam.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. When you apply, you will be invited to attend an assessment session. One of our tutors will talk to you, and will complete an assessments in order to find out your level and identify the most appropriate class for you.

We do ask that you want to improve your functional maths and have a willingness to attend every session, work independently and achieve the qualification within the agreed timescales.

Thanks to funding, our classes are free to most learners who do not already have a maths level 2 functional skills qualification or a maths GCSE A* to C (grade 4). We will confirm this with you before you start.

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 1 1/2 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 math.

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. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements for the course. You will then be invited in to enrol for your chosen course of study.

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