Functional Skills Maths

Year: 2020/21
Exam Board: City and Guilds

Entry Requirements 
You must be 19+ years by 31 August 2020. There are no formal entry requirements. You are expected to attend, and be punctual to, all sessions.

If you are interested in a course please fill in the form at the bottom of this page or call us on 01724 297146. If you are a customer of the jobcentre please ask your work coach for a direct referral.

Content & Overview
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 2021.

Attendance: Classes run Monday – Thursday morning, afternoon, twilight and evening.
Part Time: One session per week. Rolling course with various start dates.
Next Starts Dates: Week commencing 07.09.20
Fully funded course.

DayTimeDurationLocation
Monday9.30am – 11.30am33 weeksBaysgarth Hub
Monday9.30am – 11.30amEpworth Hub
Tuesday9.30am – 11.30amCrosbyOne
Tuesday9.30am – 11.30amEngineering UTC
Tuesday6pm – 8pmEngineering UTC
Wednesday9.30am – 11.30amEngineering UTC
Thursday9.30am – 11.30amEngineering UTC
Thursday6pm – 8pmEngineering UTC

Application Method 
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.
Delivery Method 
A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be employed including classroom teaching, group work, individual work, written work and using online activities.
Homework 
You will be expected to work on activities at home, including online activities, between 1 – 2 hours per week, as directed by your tutor.
Assessment 
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.
Further Study 
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.
Additional Information 
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.

Find out more - Functional Skills Maths

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