This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

The aim of these nationally recognised qualifications is to improve your maths skills, assisting you in your life and work. You will study at your own pace with lots of support from your tutor. We offer functional skills qualifications from Entry Level up to level 3.

They are designed to meet the needs of the world of work and are particularly suitable for those people either actively looking for employment as well as those in employment wishing to move on or up in their career.

This qualification provides students with the practical skills needed to succeed in further learning, employment and the wider society.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

We have various start dates throughout the year and the course takes up to 20 weeks to complete. There is an option to study either during the day or in the evening.

This course will take place at our Main Campus, Huyton, Liverpool, L36 3SD.

What will I study?

We all need maths in everyday life and functional skills qualifications helps you to learn it in a way that makes it real and relevant to everyone. Whilst you might not have enjoyed maths at school, our experienced tutors will support you to learn the maths skills needed for your next steps in life, work and study.

This course will help you to understand the maths that you need to get by in the real world and develop the maths skills that you need to be able to use on a daily basis.

This will include not just the basic numeracy skills but also how to calculate change, work out what bank statements mean, learn about metric units of measurement and many more skills that we all need.

Topics covered include:

  • Number (whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages)
  • Measure
  • Shape and space
  • Handling data including statistical measures and probability

How is it assessed?

Assessments are flexible and will be undertaken when you are ready.

For all levels, you will need to sit an examination and you will be fully supported by your tutor.

You will study alongside like-minded people in classes delivered by friendly supportive tutors.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You don’t need any previous qualifications to undertake this course. However, in order to determine the most suitable level of study for your needs, you will undertake an initial and diagnostic assessment prior to entry onto the course.

What are the course fees?

These courses are free to study providing you don’t hold a grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above at GCSE level.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have completed your maths qualification you will be able to progress on to the next level. We offer maths qualifications all the way up to GCSE level.

It may also mean that you meet the entry criteria for other college or university courses, as well as improving your career prospects by gaining a qualification that is recognised by employers.

Are you ready to apply?

Simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Our Ref: Lynsey Sewell