Functional skills maths is a nationally recognised qualification proving mathematical competency to employers and education providers such as colleges and universities. We know not everyone loves maths! But knowledge of maths is vital for everyday life as well as employment and education progression. Be assured that we do not presume that you will come to us with any real knowledge of maths, it may have been a long time since you last studied maths and that is perfectly OK, we will move at your pace.

This course is an ideal starter course for people who want to improve their knowledge, increase their employment opportunities or achieve certain qualifications and who do not have a GCSE at grade C or above in Maths, or an equivalent qualification such as a Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths.

Non-Residential

Date and Times

6th January 2021 – 17th March 2021

Every Wednesday 1.45 pm – 5.30 pm

There will be a one week break during February half term (15th – 19th February 2021)

Level  Level 1 and 2
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Learning Outcomes

You will learn across all areas of basic (level 1) and intermediate (level 2) maths including graphs, percentages, decimals, fractions and probabilities.

The qualifications give learners the opportunity to:

● Demonstrate a sound grasp of the underpinning skills and basics of mathematical skills appropriate to the level

● Apply mathematical thinking to solve simple problems in familiar situations. Qualifications aims and outcomes Functional Skills mathematics qualifications at these levels should:

● Indicate that students can demonstrate their ability in mathematical skills and their ability to apply these, through appropriate reasoning and decision making, to solve real problems of increasing complexity.

● Introduce students to new areas of life and work so that they are exposed to concepts and problems which, while not of immediate concern, may be of value in later life.

● Enable students to develop an appreciation of the role played by mathematics in the world of work and in life generally.

There is one exam, which includes two papers: a calculator paper and a non-calculator paper. The exam will be held at the end of the course. Papers will be marked externally by City and Guilds.

Entry Requirements 

For Level 1 Maths – A certificate of Entry Level 3 maths is to be provided on application or if you are unable to produce a certificate, you can take an entry test to have your level of maths assessed.

For Level 2 Maths – A certificate of Level 1 maths is to be provided on application or if you are unable to produce a certificate, you can take an entry test to have your level of maths assessed.

You must also have a certificate in English at Entry Level 3.

if you are unable to produce a certificate, you can take an entry test to have your level of English assessed.

Progression

Once you achieve Level 1 you can progress to the Level 2 qualification.

The Level 2 qualification allows you to progress in employment or into higher levels of education including university.

 Level 1/2 maths are the maths level required for Level 3 courses at Fircroft e.g. Certificate in Management of Volunteers, Access to HE, ILM Level 3, and many university courses.

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