september, 2020

2020tue15sep(sep 15)9:15 am2021tue25may(may 25)11:30 amMaths for Adults: Functional SkillsThe Fields Children's CentreDay:Tuesday length of course: 27 weeks


September 15 (Tuesday) 9:15 am - May 25 (Tuesday) 11:30 am


The Fields Children's Centre

Galfrid Rd, Cambridge CB5 8ND

length of course

27 weeks


Course details

Brief Description:

Do you need to update your CV? Did you not achieve your Maths qualification through school? Are you aged 19 or over?

This whole year course is for adults who have below Level 2 Functional Maths skills – it will help you feel more confident in using numbers for everyday things like money, time, distance, shape and position.
Functional Maths is all about using Maths in real-life situations. The course will underpin Maths skills and help you apply these in everyday contexts, as well as new and challenging situations.

The classes are generally small, delivered to suit your starting point and assessments are offered through City and Guilds after 55 hours teaching. You will need to attend an initial assessment prior to starting the course, where it will be discussed if you meet the criteria for a funded place.

Call the office on 01223 712340 for an initial chat about this course.

The course runs term-time (no classes during school holidays) from 15th September 2020 until the end of May 2020; there will be an opportunity to sit assessments after 55 hours of lessons (usually May).

To gain an ESFA funded place you will need to complete an assessment of eligibility, undertake an initial diagnostic assessment and are required to complete the appropriate enrolment form. Funding is linked to 90% attendance and completion of the set homework tasks. Failure to meet these criteria means that funding is withdrawn and you will be liable for the full cost of the course. During the first two weeks you will be assessed through the lessons and by homework to confirm that a Functional Skills qualification (at a level appropriate to your initial assessment) is attainable.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

No previous experience required. All learners are required to attend an initial assessment / screening of Maths levels prior to enrolment on the course – please telephone the office on 01223 712340 to make an appointment.
This course is funded by the ESFA, regular attendance throughout the length of the course is required.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the 27 week course you will have the opportunity to:
• develop skills and understanding which will help you feel more confident in using numbers for everyday things like money, time, distance, shape and position.
• improve your use of numbers, measuring and handling data.
• develop the skill of ‘Representing’ : select the mathematics and information to model a situation
• the skill of ‘Analysing’ : process and use mathematics
• develop the skill of ‘Interpreting’ : interpret and communicate the results of the analysis
• review your progress regularly with the tutor and individual progress will be monitored and recorded on regular basis through the use of ILPs, tutor notes and feedback.
• assess your progress through a functional skills qualification / assessment.

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment


For the first session you will need to bring

Notebook and pen

Examination Fees:

You will be required to sign a form agreeing to exam dates. Fees are only incurred if you do not attend exam dates as agreed.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Progress to a post Level 2 Maths course (maybe GCSE); at the end of the course you will be given one-to-one information and advice as required, to ensure that appropriate progression routes are clearly identified.
The Adult Learn and Train office is also able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


Please contact the office on 01223 712340 for information on courses coming up and book an initial assessment/discuss funding criteria.


Lorraine CarltonI completed a B.Ed in Mathematics at Homerton College, Cambridge in 1989. Since that time I have taught in secondary schools, primary schools, delivered private tuition and following a course of subject specialism in adult teaching have taught Adult Maths classes (both Functional Skills and GCSE) for the past 21 years.


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