Functional Skills Qualification in Maths at Entry 2

Ref: C2225014

We will use common situations like shopping, travel, house and home, and health to count, add, subtract, divide and multiply numbers. We will explore shapes and measurements, including height and weight. This will help you to feel more independent in your everyday life.

Additional information about this course

All students have completed an Initial Assessment. This course is only open to users of New Routes.

Course aim

This course will help you to build your confidence in Maths. You will be able to further develop your Maths skills through everyday real life situations. This course leads to a City & Guilds Entry 2 Functional Skills Maths qualification.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464
  • You must be a fluent speaker of English.

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

  • Build my confidence in using my Maths in everyday life
  • Count, read and write up to 100
  • Develop confidence in adding and subtracting and begin to multiply and divide, use a calculator to check calculations
  • Recognise common formats for time and dates from common forms and timetables, e.g. 11/07/17 or 10.30am, use lists to find and display information, e.g. price lists and surveys
  • Read, estimate, measure and everyday items, including furniture, door frames, and shopping items such as washing powder and milk containers

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Official document(s) showing the correct spelling of your name, address and date of birth. Certificates for any Maths qualifications you already have. A folder, some paper and a pen/pencil to every lesson.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • It is useful to think about where you use Maths in everyday life and where you find this difficult.

What can I do next?

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Functional Skills Qualification in Maths at Entry 2


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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