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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.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Adult English and Maths
Adult and Community
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: Entry
Number Of Years: 0
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 22
Hours: 2.50
Start: Flexible
Days/Times:
Joseph Wright Centre

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Course Information for Students

What is Functional Maths?


Functional Maths is an approach to teaching maths that helps people to gain the most out of life, learning and work.


Why should I do the course?


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 Roundhouse sites on both a daytime and evening basis.

There are no formal entry requirements to access this course.

All applicants will be invited to an interview and assessment session. The assessment will give us an indication of your current level and learning needs.

Once complete, we will discuss the most appropriate level of course to meet your needs.

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 and will gain experience in using maths when making decisions and explaining the reasons behind these decisions.

This course will be delivered on-site.

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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 Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 22, 2021 3:56 pm