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Course Code
15190 22F
Course Title
FUNCTIONAL SKILLS MATHS (PART TIME)
Level
Level
Duration
15 teaching weeks
Entry Requirements
Venue
DUNSTABLE
Start Date
September 2022

Is this course right for me?

This course is a great option if you are looking to develop your maths skills and gain a Functional Skills qualification at entry level, level 1, or level 2.

Course Overview

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. These skills will help you to build your knowledge and understanding of English, and will also enable you to improve essential key skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in the English language.

We will ask you to complete an online skills assessment as part of the application process to help us understand and improve your current skills, this will also ensure you are placed on the course level that suits you.

Your areas of study will include: • Understanding and using positive and negative numbers of any size in practical contexts • Calculations with numbers of any size in practical contexts, to a given number of decimal places • Using ratio and proportion, including problems involving scale • Using equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages • Using simple formulae and equations involving one or two operations • Recognising and using 2-D representations of 3-D objects • Finding the area, perimeter and volume of common shapes • Using, converting and calculating using metric and, where appropriate, imperial measures • Using and interpreting statistical measures, tables and diagrams • Using statistical methods to investigate situations
• Using probability to assess the likelihood of an outcome.

These key skill areas progressively develop in complexity and sophistication as you progress through the three Levels. Clear learning aims and objectives within the course help you to understand and achieve your individual learning and development goals.

This course is offered on a Tuesday evening between 6pm and 9pm, or a Saturday between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Courses commence in September and April.

Your assessments throughout this course will keep you on track to achieve; you will be assessed through verbal, and course work based assessments that are on-going throughout the course on the topic being studied at that time. There are also practice examinations throughout the course to you help develop exam techniques. Your Tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.

Your Study Programme includes valuable additions to help you succeed! • You will have a regular 1:1 appointment with highly qualified and experienced professionals who will help you to manage your workload, give you valuable feedback and ensure that you meet College expectations. • Careers Advice & Guidance is available throughout your time at CBC from our friendly, dedicated Advisors. They can provide you with a wide range of support including CV writing, UCAS applications, interview skills and much more.

What options are there after completing this course?

Upon completing your course, you have a great range of options available to help you continue your adventure, upon successful completion of this course you will be enabled to progress to GCSE English courses.

Additional information

Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College. There are no additional kit requirements for this course our dedicated Learning Resource Centre can provide you with access to a wide range of resources to assist in your studies. The course is classroom based over 15 academic weeks. You will also have access to the College Virtual learning Environment (VLE) which will give you access to additional resources to practice the skills you learn in the classroom.

English and Maths courses will be starting in September and it’s the perfect time to brush up on your skills!

Courses are flexible and are being held at a wide range of campuses on days to suit you, please see below for examples and contact Barry Jacques on BJacques@centralbeds.ac.uk to find out more!

Kingsway Campus: Courses being held Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with daytime and evening classes available and Saturday mornings,
Dallow Road Community Centre: Monday, Tuesday and Friday daytime classes
Lewsey Farm Community Centre: Thursday and Friday daytime classes

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