Functional Skills Maths

Year: 2019/20
Exam Board: City and Guilds

The course enables you to improve your maths skills (depending on the level of study followed) and covers three main content areas:

  • using numbers and the number system
    • ordering and comparing numbers
    • working with decimals, percentages and fractions
    • basic operations (+, – , x, ÷)
    • solving problems with ratios and proportion
  • using common measures, shape and space
    • using maps, scales and 3D elevations and nets
    • converting between different units of measurement
    • calculating areas, perimeters and volumes
  • handling data and information
    • using tables, diagrams, charts and graphs
    • finding and using averages
    • working with probability.

The length of the course is individually determined following diagnostic testing and monitoring of progress through the course. The courses are a maximum of 36 weeks of 2 hour lessons, to be finished by mid-July 2020.

If you are interested in a course please fill in the form at the bottom of this page or call us on 01724 862217. Alternatively, just call in to see us at Ashby Link. If you are a customer of the jobcentre please ask your work coach for a direct referral.

Attendance: Classes run Monday – Thursday morning, afternoon, twilight and evening.
Part Time: One session per week. Rolling course with various start dates.

Monday9.30am – 11.30amVariesAshby Link »Free
Monday1pm – 3pmVariesAshby LinkFree
Tuesday9.30am – 11.30amVariesAshby LinkFree
Tuesday6pm – 8pm VariesAshby Link Free
Wednesday9.30am – 11.30am VariesAshby Link Free
Wednesday1pm – 3pm Varies Ashby Link Free
Thursday9.30am – 11.30pm VariesAshby Link Free
Thursday6pm – 8pmVariesAshby LinkFree

Application followed by an individual interview and initial assessment. You will need to bring with you all documentation including ID, National Insurance number and any other relevant certificates you have previously gained.

You must be 19+ years by 31 August 2019. There are no formal entry requirements. You are expected to attend, and be punctual to, all sessions.

A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be employed including classroom teaching, group work, individual work, written work and using online activities.

You will be expected to work on activities at home, including online activities, between 1 – 2 hours per week, as directed by your tutor.

Your progress on the course is continuously assessed using a variety of assessments – question and answer, observation and written tasks. You will be given regular verbal and written feedback. At the end of the course there will be an external exam/assessment. The City and Guilds Entry levels 1 to 3 can be taken on demand, so you can take the qualification when you feel ready. The Level 1 and 2 final qualifications are at negotiated times throughout the year.

Guidance is given throughout the course regarding opportunities and careers. Upon successful completion of this course you can progress onto the next level of Maths Functional Skills or move onto a GCSE in maths. The Level 2 qualification provides a foundation for progression into employment and for many Universities, is the equivalent of a GCSE ‘C’ (now ‘4’) grade or above.

You will need to bring a notebook, an A4 lever arch file and a pen with you. A calculator will be useful for a large amount of the topics and will be needed for the final assessments.

Qualification (Vocational) courses only.
If you are in receipt of the following benefits, you may be eligible for full fee remission:

  • Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG)
  • Universal Credit and earning less than £338.00 a month (single claim) or £541.00 (household claim)
  • Aged 19-23 yrs studying a first full Level 2 qualification

Fee remission is also available for eligible co-funded learners who are employed but on a low income (less than £16,009.50 annual gross salary)

Find out more - Functional Skills Maths

Simply contact our customer service team by using the form below or call us on 01724 862217

Alternatively, just call in to see us at Ashby Link.