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Functional Skills Qualification in Maths

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateSite 
Maths - All Levels11/01/202229/07/2022Ashby Community HubAvailable for applications

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Course Description


Functional Skills Maths Courses

Content & Overview

Do you want to gain confidence in your practical maths skills to perhaps help you at work or to help your children with their homework? It might be that you need a certain level of maths for further/ higher education or your future career? Then we have a suitable course for you.

Our Functional Skills maths courses will allow you to:

 - learn new ways to do calculations
 - improve your problem solving skills both with and without a calculator
 - understand how to handle information and data by analysing graphs and charts
 - develop your understanding of fractions decimals and percentages

How will this course benefit me?
All of these skills will allow you to perform better at work and will give you more confidence in everyday numeracy tasks.
You will be able to use your new learning and skills by applying them to a range of formal and informal settings within the workplace and in real life. Learners will be able to develop their numeracy skills with confidence, effectiveness and with an increasing level of independence. 

Our courses are delivered across a range of levels from entry level, right up to level 2.

Entry requirements
You will be required to attend an initial assessment at a Community Hub to determine your eligibility for the course. Your English must also be to a standard that will enable you to complete any written mathematical questions. You must also complete an online induction, which includes online safety, before you begin a course with us.
If you already have a comparable qualification at a higher level than the result of the initial assessment, you may not be eligible to study the course.

You must be aged 19+ on 31 August 2021 to join this course.

Attendance and Learning Assessment
You will need to attend your class session on time and stay for the whole session. You will also need the time and commitment required to complete any set homework tasks and maintain attendance of at least 90%. The expected time to complete this course depends on each learner’s starting point and outcome of the initial assessment.  You will be expected to submit work to agreed deadlines.

You will be internally assessed via the completion of different tutor assessments, learning journals, tutor observations, presentations and video recordings. All of which will demonstrate how you are currently meeting the qualification criteria set by the Awarding Body

There will be two, formal examinations for the higher level qualifications. One is calculator permitted with a duration of one hour and twenty minutes and one is non-calculator, with a duration of twenty-five minutes.

You will be expected to undertake all your course assessments and examinations. A charge may be levied if you fail to complete your course.

Course Delivery
This is a face-to-face classroom-based course with live lessons and set teaching times.

You should be willing to join in with class discussions, activities and also commit to personal study outside of class times.

In additional to classroom attendance, your tutor will also set you work on Google Classroom and/ or BKSB. You should be prepared to do at least 2 hours of independent study per week.
You can apply for a loan of a laptop and Wi-Fi access, subject to availability and eligibility.
You will be expected to complete an Individual Learning Plan to reflect on your learning and progress.

Progression
Learners who successfully complete the maths Functional Skills qualification at level 1 may wish to progress onto Functional Skills maths at level 2. The level 2 qualification should provide a foundation for progression into employment, further or higher education.  We have a dedicated Careers and Employability Coordinator who can support you to plan your next steps.
 
Additional information
Places on this course are limited. Further courses will be scheduled throughout the academic year and will operate waiting lists. We recommend you register your interest early, as this course is very popular. 

Costs
Maths and English courses are free of charge to adults who have not previously attained a GCSE
grade 4 (C) or higher.
Also, Essential Digital Skills Qualifications (EDSQs) are offered free of charge to adults who are assessed at below Level 1.

The length of the course is individually determined following diagnostic testing and monitoring of progress through the course. The courses are a maximum of 36 weeks of 2 hour lessons, to be finished by mid July 2022.