When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Carla Cox
  • Course Code W22MITA05A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Get your Maths moving with help to add up, take away, read and write whole numbers. You will also work with money more confidently and learn about weight, height, capacity and shapes. You will gain the skills and knowledge needed to recognise simple mathematical problems which require working through one step or process and obtain solutions. These problems are set in in a variety of settings ranging from planning a day out, budgeting, DIY and interpreting data

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Add and subtract two-digit numbers, multiply whole numbers in the range 0x0 to 12x12 (times tables), divide two-digit whole numbers by single-digit whole numbers and express remainders
  • Recognise and interpret the symbols +, – , x, ÷ and = appropriately
  • Recognise simple fractions (halves, quarters and tenths) of whole numbers / shapes and use decimals to one decimal place
  • Read and record time in common date formats, and read time displayed on analogue clocks in hours, half hours and quarter hours, and understand hours from a 24-hour digital clock
  • Use metric measures of length (including millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres ), weight (including grams and kilograms) and capacity (including millilitres and litres}
  • Recognise and name 2-D and 3-D shapes including pentagons, hexagons, cylinders, cuboids, pyramids and spheres

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

Class format and activities

One lesson 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 Entry level 1 or equivalent and English skills at Entry level 2 or equivalent.• All new candidates will be invited to take an initial assessment followed by interview to check their current skills and if they are suitable for this course.• 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 students are expected to attend every session.• 95% or above attendance and punctuality are required from all students.• This course requires personal study time in addition to the completion of homework. Please set aside at least 3 hours per week for these activities. It is important that students have access to a computer connected to the Internet outside of class in order to complete some of these activities.

What you need

You will need a 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

7. As this is a basic entry level course, on completion you will progress onto Functional Maths Entry level 3. In addition to this, as you get more confident, there are lots of opportunities to progress onto other courses within the college, i.e. vocational courses within our Health and Social care department.