november, 2021

2021mon01nov6:30 pm2022mon30may(may 30)8:45 pmMaths Functional Skills (Evening)Funded one year Functional Skills course (Entry level to level 2) Parkside Community CollegeDay:Monday length of course: 25 weeks


November 1 (Monday) 6:30 pm - May 30 (Monday) 8:45 pm


Parkside Community College

Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH

length of course

25 weeks


Course details

Do you need to update your CV? Did you not achieve your Maths qualification through school? Are you aged 19 or over?
Starting in September. Mondays 6.30-8.45 pm. Venue: Parkside Community College, Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH.

This whole year course is funded 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 and gain a qualification.

By the end of the 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.

Develop 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.

Day and Time: Monday 18.30–20.45
Start Date: 1st NOVEMBER 2021
No of weeks: 25
Terms: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Course fee: Fully Funded* *subject to ESFA funding criteria

The course runs term-time (no classes during school holidays) from 1st November 2021 until mid-June 2022; there will be an opportunity to sit the assessment after 55 hours of lessons.

This course will be held face to face in centre; it may be necessary to change to live streaming at times subject to government advice/COVID guidelines. To participate in online classes, you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser. Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Work will be set each week, to be completed and submitted by photo or scan to your tutor before the following lesson.

The course is fully funded by Cambridgeshire Skills – full attendance is required. You will complete an enrolment form, so that funding can be applied for; you will also need to provide your National Insurance number and show a form of photographic ID (passport, driving licence etc.). Failure to meet these criteria means that funding is withdrawn and you will be liable for the full cost of the course. You will be assessed through the lessons and by homework.

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.

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.



Contact the office email: or call 01223 712340


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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