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Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Multiple
  • Course Code W22MITA02A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

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 two sessions per week and sit an Edexcel Functional Skills maths exam at the end of the course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Evaluate expressions and make substitutions in given formulae in words and symbols, Follow the order of precedence of operators, including indices
  • Calculate percentage change (any size increase and decrease), and original value after percentage change
  • Understand and calculate using ratios, direct proportion and inverse proportion
  • Calculate amounts of money, compound interest, percentage increases, decreases and discounts including tax and simple budgeting
  • Convert between metric and imperial units of length, weight and capacity using a) a conversion factor and b) a conversion graph
  • Work out the probability of combined events including the use of diagrams and tables, including two-way tables

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics Level 2 [EDEXCEL]

Class format and activities

Two lessons a week in-centre with compulsory homework. Microsoft Teams will be used as the main platform for assignments and additional learning; including discussion boards, group chats, private messaging and submitting coursework. Assessment methods: Achievement on your course will be measured by formative assessment against the learning outcomes, and a final exam. 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 level 1 or equivalent and English/ESOL skills at level 1or equivalent. All new students need to take an assessment before they can enroll. 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.

What you need to know before you enrol

This course runs twice a week (two hours per lesson), students are expected to attend every lesson.• A minimum of 95% 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 Casio FX-83GTX or FX-85GTX scientific calculator, writing materials, a notebook, geometry set and a computer/tablet for your homework (Mobile phone alone may not be suitable for completing maths assignments) with Internet access .

What you can do next

Progress onto GCSE Maths Foundation or Higher, level 3 courses within the college, vocational studies Employment opportunities