Maths Functional Skills
This Maths Functional Skills Course is for you if you wish to improve your maths skills, regardless of if you need to start from the basics or want to improve your skills in preparation for the GCSE course. You will work towards a nationally recognised qualification in Mathematics at Entry level three, level one or level two, an assessment will be carried out to place you on the appropriate level. You will take one exam at the end of your course.
*This course is FREE for those who have not yet obtained a grade C/4 or above in this subject – see details below.
What topics are covered?
Topics include a variety of core maths skills which are appropriate to your level of study. These include:
- Number skills – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
- Ratio and proportion – using fraction, decimals, percentages, ratios and conversion rates.
- Measure and shape – recognising shapes, reading diagrams, calculating area, perimeter and volume.
- Handling data – creating and reading graphs, charts and tables, working with averages.
- Probability – calculating the likelihood of events happening or not happening.
Who is the course aimed at?
This Maths Functional Skills Course is for you if you wish to improve your maths skills, regardless of if you need to start from the basics or want to improve your skills in preparation for the GCSE course.
What are the entry requirements?
This depends on the level that you take. For Entry 3 – you will have passed Entry Level 2 or have no formal maths qualifications. For Level 1 – you will have passed Entry 3 or have an ‘F’ at GCSE grade. For Level 2 – you will have passed Level 1 in functional skills or have an ’E’ at GCSE grade.
What qualifications will I gain?
You will gain a Functional Skills Maths qualification.
Who is the awarding body?Edexcel
How will I learn?
The sessions are designed to be teacher led, student led and involve independent study. You will study in a group, with other students, who also would like to improve their maths.
How will I be assessed?
The course has an online or written exam which will take place once you are ready to take the exams. You may be offered several opportunities to retake the exam if necessary. We offer daytime and evening sessions, depending on student numbers.
What can I do after this course?
On successful completion of this course you could progress on to GCSE Maths.
Which department is this course in?DEAM (Department of English & Maths)
Where will I need to go on my first day?On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus or the Reception in the Cam Building at Somer Valley Campus, depending upon where you have chosen to do this course.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring a pen and paper to class with you.
What else do I need to know?To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.
The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.
Where can I find out more information?If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext. 720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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How do I apply?Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.
By post: Download the Part-time Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses.