Functional Skills Maths

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Qualification type: Certificate
Level: Level 1
Awarding body EDEXCEL
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date w/c 10th September Wed 9am-12pm or Thursday 5.30pm-8.30pm
Duration 15 Weeks
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Part time

Course overview

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 e.g. addition, subtraction, money, fractions, ratio, percentages and/or statistics.

You will need to provide your own paper, files, ruler and pens.

Functional Skills courses are FREE to those who have not achieved a grade C at GCSE - GCSEs in Maths and English are offered on a part-time basis both day time and evenings. Tuition is free and both are externally examined in early June 2018.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required.

How to enquire/apply

Please contact 01325 503050 to arrange an assessment.

Studying and learning

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

At the end of your course you will take a National Test in Adult Numeracy.

How will I be assessed

There are different types of assessment, depending on the learner's wishes, level and discussion with your tutor. National tests are available on-line or as paper-based tests.

What next

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

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

Fees and funding

This course is FREE to all those who have not achieved a grade C at GCSE. You will also be eligible to sit your first Functional Skills exam for free.

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.

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