You should have a reasonable level of general arithmetic skills from everyday life (for example, the ability to add and subtract), however there is no formal entry requirement.
This course encourages students to develop competence with numbers, basic formulae and algebra, statistical diagrams and data pair graphs, all within the context of money. You will find the course interesting and motivating by solving problems in everyday life. The course will build confidence in using maths for further studies and will embed transferable skills into the workplace. Students will have their achievement recognised as they earn a graded certificate.
While working within the context of money, students will become competent in the use of basic formulae and algebraic representation in spreadsheets, the use of statistical diagrams, and developing real-world mathematical understanding.
Assessment is by exam which will be taken in the following June. You will also be assessed through a range of in-class activities and examinations. A detailed breakdown of the assessments will be given to you at your first class. Calculators are allowed.
This qualification appeals to those involved with courses of a vocational nature where calculating costs is an important element. This course can then lead on to a GCSE maths course.
Entry into further training or employment will be much easier with a functional skills qualification. Levels 1 and 2 can be used to complete Apprenticeships.
All students will require a pad of A4 wide-lined paper, a file to keep their work in, plastic wallets and dividers to keep their files organised. You should also bring pens and a highlighter pen to class. To cover the course in one year you will need a minimum of an extra hour independent study each week.
16.01.2019 – 12.06.2019 | Wed | 15:00-17:00
*Refunded on completion of course
Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.
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