Maths skills are vital in all aspects of our life, whether it be at work, study or home.
These short qualifications are ideal for adults who lack confidence using maths. They will allow you to develop these skills in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment, working with other adults at the same level.
There are no formal entry requirements to access this course.
All applicants will be invited to an informal interview to work out what level they are working at and then discuss the most appropriate course.
We deliver these courses in many locations, with daytime and evening options available.
During this course, your study may include development of maths skills in the following contexts:
· Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
· Developing and applying decimal skills
· Measure, shape and space
At the start of the course you will be assessed to find out what you need to learn. You will then agree an individual learning plan appropriate to your situation and needs.
Qualifications are obtained by completing a few short assessments as you progress through the course. There is no final exam.
These courses are great for improving your general maths skills for use in everyday life and you can then progress to Functional Skills and GCSE English qualifications.
For a confidential chat about your learning needs, please contact the Adult English and Maths Team on 01332 387465.
A long-time carer with elderly people has forged a new career in the classroom with deaf youngsters after passing five separate courses at Derby College. Dedicated Stephanie Davis, 47, switched direction after 20 years and joined Derby's Royal School for the Deaf as a residential worker in 2008. Now she has gained a string of qualifications, passing Functional Maths at Level 1 and 2 and Functional English at Level 1, as well gaining NVQs in working with children in a residential setting and as a teaching assistant. Now Stephanie, from Mackworth, is studying for Functional English Level 2 and aiming to go on to study for a High Level Teaching Assistant qualification at Level 4. Promoted to Senior Teaching Assistant (Teaching Support), Stephanie says that could be a stepping stone towards her dream job as a teacher at the school. Previously she gained qualifications with Derby College, in Community Care and Caring for the Elderly.
Stephanie said: "Every step of the way I've been supported by the college. I'm not a natural at English but the college has given been brilliant and helped my confidence no end."