Maths Functional Skills (online)

Maths Functional Skills (online)

Duration: Up to 6 months
Start Date: To be confirmed
Course fees: FREE
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call The Endeavour Centre on 01482 615 349

Course Aims

Maths Functional Skills equips you with vital real-world skills. This course is for you if you want to develop or update your maths skills in your own space and at your own pace, by completing a personalised online maths course at a level to suit you.

‘87% of employers value Functional Skills for their approach to applied skills, flexible assessment and problem solving (Education and Training Foundation).’

There is currently an opportunity to increase your skills so that you can learn independently at a time that suits you to improve those skills that you have always wanted to learn.  Functional skills courses are accessible in that the skills you are learning focus on usable and every day functions – forget algorithms, algebra and Pythagoras!

Maths is used in so many areas of home and work life – make sure you have the essential skills you need to thrive in your roles in life. Get the qualification you need to get a better, new or different job – or even just to be better at the job you already have!

Entry Requirements

Learners are required to be 19+ years old on or before the 31 August of the upcoming academic year in order to be eligible; an initial assessment will inform us of what you need to work towards.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please call The Endeavour Centre on 01482 615 349

Course Content

Enrolment on the course gives you access to Hull Training and Adult Education’s Google Suite that allows you to complete your learning online using Gmail, Meet, Classroom and Google Docs. You will use a virtual classroom where you will be able to communicate and interact with other learners like you.

You will develop a range of strategies that suit the way you learn to solve mathematical problems, for instance:

  • Skills for maths in the home
    • Working out square metres in your kitchen for flooring
    • Converting measurements across the two systems of measure that the UK uses
    • Working out how much you will save in a sale with 20% off the price
  • Skills for maths at work
    • Using accurate measurement for practical industries
    • Calculations and decimals for working with money, budgets and finance
    • Knowing and using 2D and 3D shapes in creative industries


We will use our assessments to personalise the course to target the skills you need to develop and support you in the areas where you find maths the hardest.  We are here to help you overcome these challenges and to improve your self-confidence.

You will learn at your own pace through:

  • Personal directed independent learning using interactive online learning tools
  • Use of video and audio presentations for teaching
  • A large variety of learning resources to suit everyone’s style of learning
  • Discussion forums for your class to interact
  • Weekly tutor input to your class to answer any questions
  • Tutor support given personally via video or email

Assessment Method

This is an accredited course and evidence of achievement is by examination.

You will complete a Functional Skills Maths qualification at Level 1 or Level 2.  Achieving a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification will allow you to meet the maths requirements of many jobs in the labour market.

A Level 1 qualification is equivalent to GCSE grade D-G level. A Level 2 qualification is equivalent to GCSE grade A*-C level.

Where can it lead?

Achieving a Functional Skills qualification enables you to demonstrate your maths skills to employers and access other courses.  The qualification can be a gateway to further study and employment in the following areas;

  • Health and Social Care
  • Working with children in schools or within Childcare
  • Retail and Administration
  • Apprenticeships for young people and adults
  • Engineering and manufacturing roles in local industry
  • GCSE maths

We have lots of courses available to help you to develop your skills and interests.

As a Hull Training and Adult Education learner you have access to our Careers Advice Service. Our advisers are on hand to guide you through options and support you to achieve your full potential. Ask your tutor to refer you, if required.

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