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Maths functional skills at entry level, level 1 and level 2

These are nationally recognised qualifications designed to meet the needs of the world of work. They are particularly suitable for those people in employment wishing to move on or up, and for those looking for employment. These qualifications provide young people and adults with the practical skills they need to succeed in further learning, employment and the wider society.

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

This course starts in January. Levels 1 and 2 will require commitment for at least two terms.

What will I study?

These courses follow the national curriculum for adults and are divided into levels from entry level one up to level two. 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.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

Entry to the course will be based on the results of an initial and diagnostic assessment which on enrolment. Based on the outcome of this assessment you will be placed on an appropriate level to suit your needs.

What are the course fees?

This course is free.

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

Upon successful completion of this course you could progression onto GCSE Maths.

Ref: Niamh Donaghy