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MATHS - FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

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Course CodeCourse NameVenueDayStart TimeEnd TimeStart DateEnd Date  
23EN505FMaths - Functional Skills, Level 2, Distance LearningOnline DeliveryThu6:30 PM9:00 PM11/01/202411/07/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23EN506FMaths - Functional Skills, Level 1 & 2ENDERBY ADULT LEARNING CENTREWed6:30 PM9:00 PM13/09/202320/03/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23EN507FMaths - Functional Skills, Entry LevelENDERBY ADULT LEARNING CENTREMon10:00 AM12:00 PM11/09/202320/05/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23EN509FMaths - Functional Skills, Level 1 & 2ENDERBY ADULT LEARNING CENTREFri10:00 AM12:30 PM27/10/202310/05/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23LB501FMaths - Functional Skills, Level 2, Distance LearningOnline DeliveryMon12:00 PM2:30 PM08/01/202408/07/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23LB510FMaths - Functional Skills, Level 1, Distance LearningOnline DeliveryMon10:00 AM12:30 PM08/01/202408/07/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23LB514FMaths - Functional Skills, Level 1 & 2LOUGHBOROUGH MOIRA CENTREFri9:30 AM12:00 PM27/10/202328/06/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23LB522FMaths - Functional Skills, Entry LevelLOUGHBOROUGH MOIRA CENTREWed12:15 PM2:15 PM25/10/202303/07/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23MT508FMaths - Functional Skills, Level 1 & 2MELTON LIBRARYTue6:00 PM8:30 PM24/10/202309/07/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23RO519FMaths - Functional Skills, Level 1 & 2THURMASTON THE ROUNDHILL ACADEMYMon9:30 AM12:00 PM23/10/202313/05/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23RO520FMaths - Functional Skills, Level 1, Distance LearningOnline DeliveryThu6:30 PM9:00 PM11/01/202411/07/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23SN503FMaths - Functional Skills, Level 1 & 2COALVILLE LIBRARYWed9:30 AM12:00 PM13/09/202310/04/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23SN506FMaths - Functional Skills, Entry LevelCOALVILLE LIBRARYWed1:00 PM3:00 PM13/09/202322/05/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23SN510FMaths - Functional Skills, Level 2, Distance LearningOnline DeliveryTue12:00 PM2:30 PM12/09/202319/03/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23SN520FMaths - Functional Skills, Level 1 & 2BARWELL THE GEORGE WARD COMMUNITY CENTREWed9:15 AM11:45 AM25/10/202315/05/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23SN522FMaths - Functional Skills, Level 1 & 2HINCKLEY LIBRARYThu12:00 PM2:30 PM14/09/202321/03/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23SN537FMaths - Functional Skills, Level 1, Distance LearningOnline DeliveryWed6:30 PM9:00 PM13/09/202320/03/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23WG504FMaths - Functional Skills, Level 1 & 2OADBY LIBRARYWed10:00 AM12:30 PM13/09/202320/03/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23WG506FMaths - Functional Skills, Level 2, Distance LearningOnline DeliveryWed6:30 PM9:00 PM13/09/202320/03/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23WG510FMaths - Functional Skills, Entry LevelWIGSTON MAGNA LIBRARYThu10:00 AM12:00 PM26/10/202327/06/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info

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01. Who is this course for?
You will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan based on your interests and needs. The course will help you to develop confidence to develop confidence in the use of fundamental mathematical knowledge and skills to solve mathematical problems or carry out tasks in everyday practical contexts and the world of work. You will work and study for a certificate in Functional Skills Maths at a level that suits you. You will study and develop maths skills in different areas including number and ratios (whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages); measures, shape and space (perimeter, area and volume calculations, unit conversion for length, weight/mass and capacity); and handling information and data (averages, range, charts and graphs). The course activities and materials will link to everyday life and work experiences. Entry Level courses are 2-hours long and delivered in a classroom over 30 weeks. They are daytime courses (morning or afternoon). You will be entered for the assessments when you are ready. Entry Level assessments take place in class time. Level 1 and 2 courses are 2.5 hours long and delivered either in a classroom or online over 24 weeks, with the exam taken after the final session. At Level 1 and Level 2, there are courses available at daytime (morning or afternoon) and evenings. All Level 1 and Level 2 learners on classroom and online courses will be required to attend one of our centres to take exams. Functional Skills maths qualifications are recognised by employers and a Level 2 qualification. In many cases, educational providers (colleges and other academic institutions like universities) and employers consider Functional Skills Level 2 equivalent to GCSEs. Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths has parity with GCSE Maths at Grade 4 (Grade C) Foundation. The course follows the Department for Education subject content for functional skills mathematics Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2.

02. What will I learn?
The Functional Skills Maths course leads to a qualification for work, study and life in general. It develops the mathematical skills you need to solve problems in the workplace and to help you with everyday tasks like shopping, personal finance, DIY, helping children with homework and other real-life situations. There is an emphasis on problem solving and mathematical thinking. Topics include: • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division • Percentages, decimals and fractions • Metric measuring and conversion • Shapes and Angles• Perimeter, Area and Volume • Formulae • Graphs and Charts • Statistics and Probability. The content covered is based on the skills level (Entry 1, 2 and 3; Level 1 and 2) the learner is working towards.

03. How will I learn?
Learners who regularly attend lessons and complete homework have the greatest success rates. Your progress and achievements will be recognised and recorded regularly in a number of ways. For example: being able to apply your skills in everyday life; achievement of targets in your individual learning plan; feedback from your tutor on homework, work in class, skills checks and other forms of continuous assessment.

04. What will I need to bring?
Pen, pencil, paper or notepad and a folder to store your work. Also, maths instruments as specified by your tutor once the course starts, including a calculator and a ruler. For online courses, you will need a laptop/PC or tablet computer, a good internet connection with video/audio capabilities or a headset; and be a competent user of IT. Smartphones are not suitable devices to use to study these courses.

05. What skills or experience do I need?
You must complete an assessment to establish the level you are working towards and attend a meeting with a member of the Skills for Life team to discuss your individual needs and the course appropriate for you. You must attend lessons regularly. There is an expectation of at least 95% attendance.

06. How will I be assessed?
Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills qualification in mathematics at Entry Levels 1, 2 and 3; Levels 1 and 2. To achieve the qualification at each level, learners have to sit and pass a live assessment, which comprises two sections a non-calculator and a calculator section.

08. How will I be supported in my learning?
Once you start, if you have further queries and/or support needs, please talk to the tutor. We also offer support to help people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability, learning difficulty, health problem or mental health difficulty that may affect your learning or participation, please contact us for further advice.

For More Information And How To Enrol
If you need more information, want to discuss levels and course content, or wish to enrol, you can call into our local centres or call our Enrolment Team. If you need help with your choice of learning, training, career, work and life goals, please book an appointment with one of our Learning for Work Advisors who can provide free, 1:1, impartial advice. Call our FREEphone 0800 988 0308.

Online Learning
If you are enrolling for an online course: It is important to check that you have suitable equipment and software and the digital skills to take part. You will be required to attend an online induction session to introduce you to the applications you will use whilst studying online. You will also need a reliable internet connection to participate in this course. If you are not sure about the requirements or have any queries or questions, please get in touch with our enrolment staff using the contact details provided. Please note that online courses may be recorded and shared with adult learning staff for quality assurance purposes.

  
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