Pre-GCSE Maths (Functional Skills)

Pre-GCSE Maths (Functional Skills)

This course is excellent preparation for GCSE and will suit learners who need to work at a comfortable pace in order to lay solid foundations in all areas of mathematics before progressing to the more demanding GCSE course. It is suitable for anyone who has not achieved Functional Skills or Key Skills at Level 1 or who gained a low grade GCSE (grade E F or G) at school.

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Mathematics
  • Qualification Certificate
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 1
  • Location Hele Road Centre
  • Course Length 42 weeks
  • Start Date Various - please see below*
  • End Date Various - please see below*
  • Day Various - please see below*
  • Times Various - please see below*
  • Fee £40 (resource fee)*
  • Reduced Fee None
Overview

This course is excellent preparation for GCSE and will suit learners who need to work at a comfortable pace in order to lay solid foundations in all areas of mathematics before progressing to the more demanding GCSE course. It is suitable for anyone who has not achieved Functional Skills or Key Skills at Level 1 or who gained a low grade GCSE (grade E F or G) at school.

The dates for this course are:

DAY START END TIMES LOCATION
Monday 16-Sep-19 29-Jun-20 10:00 – 12:30 Hele Road Centre
Monday 16-Sep-19 29-Jun-20 18:00 – 20:30 Hele Road Centre
Tuesday 17-Sep-19 30-Jun-20 18:00 – 20:30 Hele Road Centre
Wednesday 18-Sep-19 01-Jul-20 13:00 – 15:30 Hele Road Centre
Thursday 19-Sep-19 02-Jul-20 13:00 – 15:30 Hele Road Centre

Applicants may lack confidence with their maths skills (e.g. not know their times tables). Bilingual learners should ideally be fluent speakers of English who have achieved ESOL Level 1 in reading and speaking/listening.

What topics will I study?

Topics are based around everyday situations that require maths skills in the workplace or in leisure. For example working out discounts – what is 15% off £80? Learners study fractions, simple graphs, shape and area, and measurement in addition to consolidating their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills.

Next steps: 

GCSE Maths.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will have an assessment prior to enrolling so that your teacher does not give you work that is too difficult as you begin.

Facilities

Suitable classrooms with computers and access to the College learning resource centres.

Additional Costs

This is a FREE course but please note there is a resource fee of £40. For ineligible learners (those from outside the EU or those who have achieved a grade C or grade 4 already) a fee of £724 applies. This includes the £40 resource fee.

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