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Adult Functional Maths

If you want to improve your Maths skills or start working towards a nationally recognised qualification, this is the course for you. It may be taken alongside other courses or as a preparation for a vocational course. Study will cover number, fractions, decimals, percentages, measures and data handling. You will work to your own Individual Learning Plan at your own pace. The course delivers Maths in an adult context.


The Functional Maths course covers everyday number skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You will focus on understanding and interpreting numerical information and improve your calculating and measuring skills. Tutors are highly qualified and experienced specialists who design your own Individual Learning Plan and use a variety of teaching techniques to suit your learning style. The Functional Maths course will give you: Pride in gaining a nationally recognised qualification for your C.V, job applications or college applications. Extra confidence. sense of achievement. The ability to progress


Teaching is delivered using accelerated learning principles and the learning environment supports both individual and group work in a classroom environment. Activities include active learning and the use of ICT in the classroom where appropriate.

Entry Requirements

An initial assessment will determine entry onto the right level course. Additional Assessment for Learning will take place during the two week Course induction to ensure that learners are on the correct level to suit their skills, ability and previous learning.

Interview Process

You will participate in an interview with a specialist tutor who will include an initial assessment that includes discussion, reading and writing.

Questions & Answers

Does the course lead to a qualification?

Adult Functional Maths awarded by City and Guilds

How is the course assessed?

Progress is monitored closely and assessed regularly through coursework and review of the Individual Learning Plan. Learners will also complete mock tests and the course is formally assessed by examination at Levels 1 and 2 (online) and by formal assignment at Entry level

Are there any opportunities for progression?

GCSE Maths, Vocational courses that require Maths skills.

Functional Skills



Before Enrolment

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During Your Study

To help you to succeed in your course of study we offer a range of services. For instance, you may have a learning difficulty and/or disability or other condition which significantly affects your daily life. If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the study support team on 01422 357357 Ext 9347.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Part-time (day) and Part-time (evening)
  • Start Date: January 2018
  • Hours per week:
  • Days: Mornings / Afternoons / Evenings
  • Start Time: 9.00 (am) or 13.00 (pm) or 18.00 (eve)
  • End Time: 12.15 (am) or 16.15 (pm) or 20.30 (eve)
  • Course Fees: This course is Free
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: English and Maths, Skills for Life
  • Department Manager: .


  • Level: Entry 3, Level 1, Level 2
  • Qualification Name: Adult Functional Maths
  • Awarding Body: City and Guilds

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