You will work on studying maths problems set in practical, real-life contexts. You will be identifying, analysing and interpreting mathematical information within a variety of situations. This will involve all areas of maths, including:
- measure, shape and space
- handling data
There are no set entry requirements. When you come to enrol, you will be assessed for suitability and to agree the level you can study. Prior qualifications will be used where appropriate.
Who is the course for?
These are part-time courses suitable for adults (over 19 years old) who have been out of full-time education for some time. Functional Skills is for students who need to gain a solid understanding of the basic mathematical skills needed for further study, the workplace or everyday life. Everyday decisions are often based on mathematical information. Developing your maths skills will help you to make the best choices.
The course is delivered over 15 weeks of classroom taught lessons for 2 hours a week. You will be expected to combine this with a further 2 hours of guided study a week using an online platform called Century. At the end of the course, you will take an exam. This will involve both non-calculator and calculator papers.
How is the course assessed?
Exam – Two papers in one sitting. Non-calculator (25%) and Calculator (75%)
If you require more information, you can contact Candy White – School Administrator on 01895 471130 (term time only), or the College Information and Guidance team on 01895 853333
This course runs at the Uxbridge Campus on Thursdays from 6-8pm.
Where Next – Job Opportunities
This qualification will help you feel more confident with your maths skills and will open doors to more employment opportunities and further study.
Where Next – Further Studies
After successful completion of the Entry 3 course, you can look to progress to Level 1.
How to apply
To apply for a course choose one of these methods:
>> Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
>>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.
When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.