A Maths GCSE or equivalent qualification has become increasingly important for those pursuing work and/or seeking to go into further education. The Functional Skills Maths qualification is a recognised GCSE equivalent that will equip you with the desired knowledge and skills for your work, academic or personal goals.
A Maths GCSE or equivalent qualification has become increasingly important for those pursuing work and/or seeking to go into further education. The Functional Skills in Maths qualification is a recognised GCSE equivalent that will equip you with the desired knowledge and skills for your work, academic or personal goals.
We offer Functional Skills in Maths at Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2. You shall have an assessment prior to enrolling onto the course so that we can establish which level you should be starting with.
This course is set up as individual online learning. This would require you to be independent up to a certain level and have the appropriate IT skills to work the programme. However, you shall have a highly qualified and skilled tutor to assist your throughout your whole programme. They shall track your progress and offer you support through session plans, individual sessions, mini tests and assignments as well as any additional learning material that they may feel you require in accordance with any difficulties that you may face.
By the end of the course you shall have updated your Maths skills in the following areas:
This area of the programme shall bring you back to the basics by teaching you how to work with whole numbers which is the starting point for number confidence. This includes the calculation of whole numbers, ratios, formulae and proportions.
Fractions, decimals and percentages
You shall learn how to calculate mixed fractions and improper fractions, helping you further improve your mathematical skills. In addition, you will also learn how to convert fractions to decimals and percentages. These skills will assist you with day to day tasks such working out a 20% discount in the sales.
Measuring skills are essential and are used on a daily basis for things such as measuring food for a recipes. Therefore, in this section of the programme, you shall learn how to measure area, volume and perimeter, how to apply measurements to diagrams as well as different shapes and angles.
Shapes and space (2D and 3D)
Shape skills can help you with everything from using space effectively when you are packing, to stacking shelves or planning a new room layout. In this section of the programme, you shall learn how to composite shapes, examine symmetrical shapes, nets and different viewpoints, such as bird’s eye view.
This refers to statistical analysis. It will include gathering data from different graphs, charts and diagrams as well as calculating different types of averages.
In addition to updating mathematical skills, you will also gain a recognised and highly desired GCSE equivalent qualification. This will provide you with a good foundation of skills in the field of work or if you should decide to proceed onto any further education.
At the end of your course you shall obtain a Functional Skills Maths certificate from City and Guilds which is recognised and valued as a GCSE equivalent qualification.
The duration of this course will vary depending on which level you begin with and how long it will take you to absorb the material. Each level lasts for an average of three to four weeks.
Upon your enrolment, you shall discuss in detail with the tutor how long each level should take you in accordance with the layout of your course and the level you achieved during the assessment. They will then set you a deadline and offer you assistance and support to ensure that you reach it.
In order for you to qualify for the government funding you must be 19 years old or older*
This course is government funded, therefore the whole programme, including the certificate, would be free, subject to the requirements*
To find out more about this course and enquire as to how you can enrol you will need to book an appointment with one of our advisers. Please call us on 020 7354 5655.
Please be advised that you will need to provide your ID and NI number.