Functional Skills Maths Online: Skills for Life and Work Level 1 - Level 2

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Course code: QA2003F

For learners wanting to improve their confidence with maths and work towards a Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills Maths qualification. This is an online course taught at set times. Exams and assessments are held at one of our centres in either Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole or Dorset.



From 12 Sep 2023 to 02 Jul 2024
Tue 18:30-21:30

36 weeks

30 Apr 2024

18:30 to 21:30

07 May 2024

18:30 to 21:30

14 May 2024

18:30 to 21:30

21 May 2024

18:30 to 21:30

04 Jun 2024

18:30 to 21:30

11 Jun 2024

18:30 to 21:30

18 Jun 2024

18:30 to 21:30

25 Jun 2024

18:30 to 21:30

02 Jul 2024

18:30 to 21:30


Online learning 


Fees and concessions



Skills & Learning Adult Community Education

01202 123444

What the course is about

<p>With the other learners in your class, you will:</p>

<li>Review your understanding of the basics of Maths, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and multiplication tables</li>
<li>Work on metric measures</li>
<li>Work on fractions, decimals and percentages</li>
<li>Develop data handling skills including averages, drawing graphs and charts</li>
<li>Work on problem solving skills</li>
<li>Complete classroom and homework activities to prepare you for your assessment</li>

<p><strong>This is a course leading to a qualification.</strong> You will need to come into one of our Centres to take your exam at the end of the course. This course is paid for by public funding and you will be required to complete recognised Maths Assessments. We will also, where appropriate, help you to improve other skills such as English, ICT and skills needed for employability.</p>

<p>What learners say about our courses: <q>I have had a great experience on this course and found a new love for maths.</q> <q>Enjoyed it very much. Everyone was helpful and helped me understand when I got something wrong.</q> <q>Brilliant support from tutor and helpers on the course. Passing this course will enable me to go on to further study.</q> <q>I learned new skills to apply to work and everyday life.</q> <q>The staff have been very accommodating to support my learning needs.</q></p>

Pre-course information session or interview

<p>You will be required to participate in an Admission Session to attend this course. Click on the Book Admission session button on the following webpage: <a href=""></a>. Many courses start in September, but we enrol learners at set times throughout the year. Please visit our website for further details or telephone our team on 01202 123444 who will advise you how to apply. For term dates please refer to <a href=""></a>.</p>

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

<p>This is a Level 1 and Level 2 examination course, where you will work towards the Pearson Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills Maths qualification. If successful you will receive a nationally recognised certificate. With your tutor you will agree goals for you to work on in class and this will be reviewed at regular intervals.</p>

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

<p>This course is for you if:</p>

<li>You want to gain a qualification at Level 1 or Level 2</li>
<li>You want to attend a small, friendly class and work at your own pace and level</li>
<li>You want to improve your practical use of Maths to help in everyday situations</li>
<li>You can attend every week and complete home study tasks between sessions</li>

<p>You should be confident with your IT skills and have access to a laptop, a quiet space from which to attend the online classes as well as a reliable internet connection. A scanner or smartphone on which a scanning app can be downloaded is also required. The use of a printer would also be desirable but is not essential. <strong>IMPORTANT - You will be expected to attend regularly from the first session and complete any homework given. If you do not attend you may be withdrawn from the course.</strong> You should consider your readiness to commit to study and we have a study support toolbox to help you with this: <a href=""></a></p>

Materials and costs

<p>You will need to be able to access the online sessions and materials. You will need an A4 folder, pen and paper, ruler and calculator. <strong>The course is Government funded so there is no cost for the course. PLEASE NOTE - You will be charged an exam fee of £30 if you fail to turn up for an exam.</strong></p>

Next Step

<p>When you have completed a Level 2 Maths Functional Skills qualification you may choose to do a GCSE in Maths or English or IT courses. Up to date English and maths Functional Skills and Essential Digital Skills qualifications can help you progress at work or into further or higher education. Other courses may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers. There are a range of courses available to help the development of skills for work. There are a variety of e-learning courses that can be started at any time of the year. For more details visit our website <a href=""></a></p>

<p>Skills & Learning work with local employers to offer Sector Based Work Academy Programmes. Your tutor may also be able to discuss the possible next step options with you. You may like to talk with a Careers Adviser about other courses. General careers advice and guidance can be provided by the National Careers Service <a href=""></a> For further information please contact us on 01202 123444.</p><p>Need support planning your next steps? Our experienced Careers Advisors at Skills &amp; Learning can offer personalised guidance on choosing the right course, exploring career paths, developing interview skills, updating your CV and much more. Book a FREE appointment today and get the support you need to achieve your goals. Visit: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. Call us at 01202 123444 for more information.</p>

Additional information

<p><strong>English, maths and computing skills:</strong> all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.<br />
<strong>Refunds:</strong> please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website <a href=""></a> or in our brochure.<br />
<strong>Attendance:</strong> before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.<br />
<strong>Places on courses:</strong> many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills &amp; Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.<br />
<strong>Fully funded learners:</strong> if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.<br />
<strong>Home study:</strong> you will&nbsp;be required to do significant&nbsp;study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.<br />
<strong>Qualification Levels:</strong> there is further information about qualification levels on our website.<br />
<strong>Proof of identity:</strong> please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.<br />
<strong>Off-site activities:</strong> with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.<br />
<strong>Parking at centres:</strong> parking at centres may be limited; please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website <a href=""></a>.<br />
<strong>Refreshments:</strong> tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website <a href=""></a>.<br />
<strong>Unspent Criminal Convictions</strong> we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to <a href=""></a>.<br />
If you have any <strong>accessibility or disability issues</strong> that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course, please contact: 01202 123444 or e-mail <a href=""></a>. All enquiries are treated in confidence.</p>