Developing Skills for Everyday Life

Ref: C2522972

Learn everyday maths in relaxed, friendly and constructed sessions and work to a pace that suits you. We have voluntary staff to support you if and when required

Course aim

The course aims to help you to be able to work confidently, effectively and independently in life using numeracy skills

Who is the course for?

anyone who want to improve their Maths skills or work towards a qualification

What topics will this course cover

Some of the topics we will cover will include Money, Handling Money and Estimating, but course content can be negotiable and can be related to individual requirements.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1 Understand practical problems in familiar contexts and situations (R1) 2 Begin to develop own strategies for solving simple problems (R2) 3,Select mathematics to obtain answers to simple given practical problems that are clear and routine (R3) 4,Apply mathematics to obtain answers to simple given practical problems that are clear and routine(A1) 5,Use simple checking procedures (A2)

How will I know I'm making progress?

We use individual learning Plans (ILP) and will review this throughout the course. Consistent feedback is provided on completion of an activity or session, even when you feel you are not getting any where

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Nothing essential although it would be useful to have pens, pencils and paper available.

Reading and information sources

Nothing essential

What could the course lead to?

The City & Guilds Functional Skills qualifications in mathematics at Entry level have been designed to encourage progression through each of the Entry sub-levels. In addition, the Entry level 3 assessment is structured to assist in a learner's progression to level 1 Functional Skills mathematics qualification. However, it is not assumed that learners will achieve the lower level qualifications before progressing on to the higher level qualifications

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Developing Skills for Everyday Life Course Outline

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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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