Functional Maths classes are available to adults (19+) at our Chippenham, Salisbury and Trowbridge campuses. We encourage you to apply online and register your interest in studying maths as this course is flexible. You can apply for our Functional Skills courses at any time from now until Easter 2023. Following receipt of your application, we will contact you to discuss the campus, the day and time of the sessions and the options available to you .There are daytime and evening classes available which are face to face. We also continue to offer our popular distance learning option which gives students an opportunity to work remotely with a Maths lecturer. All of these courses are free of charge for applicants who do not have a Grade C or Grade 4 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.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
Entry Level Maths is formally assessed internally.
Level 1 and 2 maths is assessed with a formal exam, 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.
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.
Additional Costs and Information
All of these courses are free of charge for applicants who do not have a Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.
You will be required to provide your own maths equipment which should include a calculator, paper and pens and a maths set.
What Could I Do Next?
For those who achieve a Functional skills Level 2 maths qualification, there are opportunities to progress to a GCSE Maths course.