Numeracy Skills for Life Level 2

Part Time 
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Course Cost 16-18
The tuition fee is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies.
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About this course

Before you start the course you will meet with a tutor for an individual chat and an initial assessment. The tutor will work out your current numeracy level and recommend the best session for you.

You will then study an appropriate range of maths skills for your level eg addition, subtraction, money, fractions, ratio, percentages and/or statistics.

Some of the classes are free.  You will need to provide your own paper, files, ruler and pens.

Start dates: Variable, please enquire for more information.




What do I need for this course?

No formal qualifications are required.
Please contact the Life Skills Team to arrange an assessment.
Telephone: (01325) 503267

Qualities and skills that you need for success on this course

At the end of your course you will either produce a portfolio of work for assessment or take a National Test in Adult Numeracy. 

Course modules

Further details will be given during your first session.

How will I learn?

Classes include workshops and practical activities, as well as taught sessions.
The sessions build learners' confidence by developing independent study skills.

How will I be assessed?

There are different types of assessment, depending on learners' wishes and level. For example National Tests are available on-line or as paper-based tests.

What else do I need to know?

There are various sessions throughout the week each class lasts for three hours, with a short break halfway through. More specific details will be given at the time of your initial assessment.



What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey. You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.



What can I do after this course?

Although these courses do not lead directly to a career, the new National Qualifications could lead to improved employment prospects.

Lead Tutor

Keith Douglas

The tuition fee is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies. If you are 19 or over tuition fees will apply. Help may be available with fees, please ask. Government funding may be available through apprenticeship schemes. For further information on apprenticeships phone 01325 503210 (Business Development).

This course information page is a general guide to the course and every effort is made to ensure complete accuracy. The college reserves the right to make changes to curricular content where appropriate. The information given in this course leaflet does not impose on the college any obligation to provide, or continue to provide any courses, modules, or amenities described. The college reserves the right to cease to run a programme if insufficient students enrol.

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