Key course information
English and Maths
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Functional Skills Maths is available at Entry level, Level 1 and Level 2.At the moment, we are currently offering on-line courses to all applicants aged 19+. This is a great opportunity for you to work remotely with a Maths Lecturer and, where possible, to engage in individual and small group on-line workshops.We hope to start classes for Functional Skills and GCSE maths on our campuses in October 2020, but this is dependent on the Covid social distancing guidelines.We encourage you to apply on-line for the Distance Learning course and register your interest in studying maths. Following receipt of your application, we will contact you to discuss the options available to you now and in the new academic year.These courses are free of charge if you do not already hold a Level 2 equivalent or C/4 grade or above at GCSE
What will I learn?
When you sign up to study maths, we will help you develop your core skills and knowledge in number calculations, money management, measurement, shape, space and handling data.
As part of the interview process, all applicants will complete an initial assessment.
Using the results from this and through discussion with you, we will be able to advise you about the course and qualification that is most suitable for you.
Your individual programme of study will be tailored to your needs through regular progress monitoring and discussion with your Lecturer.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
To achieve Functional Skills Maths, you will need to complete and pass
• a formal assessment for Entry level maths, which is assessed internally,
• a formal exam for the Level 1 and Level 2 maths, which includes a non-calculator and a calculator section. This exam is marked externally by the Awarding Body (Edexcel).
All levels have set and marked tests, which consist of scenario-based questions and take place under exam conditions at any time in the year.
Resources permitted in the examination room are: a pen with black ink, calculator, HB pencil, eraser and ruler graduated in centimetres and millimetres.
Assessments take place on a regular basis to develop and assess your skills and fully prepare you for the formal assessments needed to gain a qualification. Formal exams are not yet available - and dates for these will be confirmed ASAP.
Additional Costs and Information
For those students who do not have a Level 2 equivalent or a grade C/4 or above at GCSE, there are no teaching or exam costs associated with these courses.
You will be required to provide your own calculator.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses