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Preparation for maths study

Our preparation for maths course is designed to be studied in advanced of starting a GCSE maths or Functional Skills qualification in September.

It is ideal for those who are lacking in confidence and may need some extra help and support before embarking on a maths course.

The course includes aspects of maths that you need to know about in order to be best prepared to start in September.

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

This course starts on Tuesday 19th June. You will attend college every Tuesday from 6.00pm - 8.30pm for two weeks.

The course takes place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, St Helens WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

This preparatory course will give you an insight into the skills that you will need to develop if you were to undertake a maths qualification, whether that might be functional skills or a GCSE.

During the course you will build your confidence and be able to practice fractions, percentages, basic algebra, shapes and statistics in advance of undertaking a qualification in September.

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

How is it assessed?

There is no formal assessment. This course is aimed to help prepare you for studying GCSE or Functional Skills maths.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements, however, the course content will be pitched at level 2 (GCSE and Functional Skills).

What are the course fees?

This course is free, however, there are a limited number of places on this course, so please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you are currently in receipt of benefits, participation on this course will not affect them.

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

Successful completion of this course will ensure you are fully prepared to begin for the GCSE maths or Functional Skills course in September.

Further Information

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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