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Course Code
15190 23F
Course Title
Functional Skills
15 Teaching week(s)
Entry Requirements
Start Date
September 2023
16-18 £0.00
Funded £0.00
Non-Funded £0.00

Course content

This course is for those who wish to improve or develop their existing maths skills, and gain qualifications nationally recognised by employers and training providers. Your areas of study will include: Number, Geometry and Data Handling skills. You will develop your understanding and application of maths in a variety of contexts in preparation for the examinations.


Dunstable Main Campus, Dallow Road

How will I learn?

A range of activities at the appropriate level that will develop the range of maths skills

How will I be assessed?

The formal assessment will be a non-calculator paper, followed by a calculator paper. This will be a controlled assessment. There will be practice assessments during the course that will assess how your skills are developing

Equipment and other costs

Travel to college

What additional work outside of college will I need to do?

Tutors will set tasks to complete that will support and enhance the work done in college

Do I need to find a work placement? Do I need a DBS?


What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed onto?

Progressed onto higher level courses, normally other Entry Level or Level 1 Maths.

What are the expected employment sectors for this course?

Wide-ranging – Maths skills are key in all forms of employment

English and Maths courses will start in September, the perfect time to brush up on your skills.

Classes and courses are held at a range of campuses. Please see below for examples and contact Amy Stevens on for more information.

Please note there are no weekend classes or online courses at this time.

Kingsway Campus, Dunstable: Tuesday and Wednesday evening.
Incuba, Dunstable:
Monday evening.
Dallow Road Community Centre, Luton:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Morning as well as Tuesday afternoon.