When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Stephen Omoroghomwan
  • Course Code W21MITA01B

What you will learn

Want to get more for your money? If you can confidently add, subtract, multiply and divide, this course will take you a step further in applying mathematical skills to solve problems of increasing complexity, through appropriate reasoning and decision making. You will study for one session per week and sit the Edexcel Level 1 Functional maths exam at the end of the course.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100, 1000, use multiplication facts and make connections with division facts
  • Calculate the squares of one-digit and two-digit numbers and follow the order of precedence of operators
  • Read, write, order and compare common fractions and mixed numbers, work out fraction parts, discounts/increases
  • Recognise and calculate equivalences between common fractions, percentages and decimals, work with simple ratio and direct proportions
  • Calculate areas and volumes from given formulae
  • Represent discrete data in tables, diagrams and charts including pie charts, bar charts and line graphs

Class format and activities

An online course – one lesson a week with homework Microsoft Teams will be used as the main platform for online learning and text/audio and video interaction; including meetings, group chats, private messaging and submitting coursework. Assessment methods: Achievement on your course will be measured by formative and self - assessment against the learning outcomes. Your progress towards achieving the learning outcomes will be reviewed throughout the course. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to another course.

Entry requirements

Maths skills at Entry level 3 or equivalent and English/ESOL skills at Entry level 3 or equivalent. All new students need to take an assessment before they can enrol. Assessment dates are updated regularly on our website. Students who aim to re-take this course will only be invited if their overall attendance and timekeeping have been satisfactory so far.

What you need to know before you enrol

• This course runs once a week and you are expected to attend every session.
• Over 90% attendance and punctuality are required from all students.
• This course requires some personal study time in addition to the completion of homework, please set aside an average of 5 hours per week for these activities

What you need

You will need a scientific calculator, writing materials, geometry set and a computer / Internet access (if studying online).

What you can do next

• Progress onto Functional maths Level 2, vocational studies
• Employment opportunities.