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Adult Functional Skills Maths – Various Levels

Functional Maths is an approach to teaching maths that helps people to gain the most out of life, learning and work. This course will build your confidence in using maths in all aspects of your everyday life.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Adult English and Maths
Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: Entry
Number Of Years: 0
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 35
Hours: 2.50
Start: Flexible
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/adult-functional-skills-maths-various-levels-3
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Course Information for Students

Functional Maths is an approach to teaching maths that helps people to gain the most out of life, learning and work. Joining a Functional Maths class will give you the opportunity to improve your maths skills and to use these skills for practical problem-solving. It will build your confidence in how to use maths in all aspects of your everyday life.

You will learn in a variety of ways in a friendly, relaxed environment. 

The course is also available at our Ilkeston and Joseph Wright sites on both a day-time and evening basis.

There are no formal entry requirements to access this course and we have a variety of levels on offer to suit everyone.

All applicants will be invited to an interview and assessment session. Please allow up to 90 minutes for your assessment: it will give us an indication of your current level and learning needs. Once complete, we will discuss the most appropriate level of course for you.

This course is available at various levels. You will receive guidance on which level is the most appropriate for you.

The course will cover:

  • Handling large numbers and calculation skills – for when there’s no calculator to hand
  • Calculating using fractions, percentages and decimals – to help you handle money
  • Measuring perimeters and areas, working out sizes of objects or spaces – for all those DIY and gardening jobs
  • Reading and interpreting tables, graphs, charts and other numerical data – to ensure you do not get misled by statistics
  • Calculating simple probability
  • How to use a calculator and to check your answers

You will get the chance to apply these maths skills in a wide variety of situations.

This course will be delivered on-site.

We recommend that you purchase ‘Maths The Basics’ 3rd Edition, Oxford University press ISBN 978-1-382-00506-7 and a non-scientific calculator. (Tip – go for a reputable brand with easy-to-use buttons.) 

And don’t forget your stationery, a notebook and pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, and compass

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.

You will be assessed informally throughout the course to check on your progress. 

Qualifications are obtained by completing a written or online test.

What you do next is up to you:

  • Use the skills you learn in work, study or everyday life
  • Gain a qualification
  • Continue studying to improve your skills further

For a confidential chat about your own learning needs, please contact the Adult English and Maths Team on 01332 387465. 

For more information, contact the Adult English and Maths Team on 01332 387465 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 21, 2022 5:00 pm