Maths Functional Skills (classroom-based)

Maths Functional Skills (classroom-based)

Duration: Various
Start Date: February 2022
Day and time: Various
Course fees: FREE
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

To improve your maths skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification to allow you to access further study or employment opportunities.

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!

Join a course that is suited to your learning needs and aspirations.

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.

The appropriate level course will be identified during the initial assessment process.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Content

This six-month classroom-based course will cover the key concepts in maths and prepare you for taking a Functional Skills exam.

Functional Skills courses focus on learning how maths is used in everyday situations.  This helps you to develop the skills that you need at home or at work.

You will be working towards the nationally recognised Maths Functional Skills qualification during the course.  You will complete with an examination session at the end of the course to assess your understanding of the content.

In addition to your taught classroom sessions you will also have access to online material to help continue your learning away from the classroom.


We will use our assessments to target learning at the skills you need to develop in order to personalise the course to you 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 about:

  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing by using written methods
  • Fractions, percentages and decimals
  • Working with money, time and metric measurements
  • Using tables and charts to present and explain data

You will learn at your own pace through:

  • Group, paired or individual tasks
  • Paper based activities
  • Demonstrations and practical activities
  • Independent study

Achieving a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification will allow you to meet the maths requirements of many jobs in the labour market. You will be able to progress on to further/higher education and this qualification provides access in many cases.

A Level 2 qualification is equivalent to GCSE grade A* – C / 9 – 4.  A Level 1 qualification is equivalent to GCSE grade D – G / 3 -1.

Assessment Method

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

 You will take a Maths Functional Skills examination at Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2.

Where it can 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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