Course overview

Progress to level 1 functional skills in maths. This course helps you learn the necessary maths skills to bridge the gap between entry 3 and level 1 functional maths. Gain numeracy skills for learning, life, and work. Get ready courses help you learn maths as an adult. These preparatory courses give you extra study time to acquire the knowledge you’ll need for level 1 maths. This is an adult maths course for people who are looking to progress to level 1 functional skills courses. It is not accredited.

Course description

What we’ll cover

  • Understand how to do calculations with large numbers, including multiplications with decimals and divisions with remainders.

  • Express and work with fractions and their equivalents.

  • Understand and make calculations with money, weights, and temperatures using imperial and metric units.

  • Develop your understanding of 2-D and 3-D shapes, including symmetry, angles, and other properties.

  • Interpret, group, and compare data in frequency tables, diagrams, and charts.

This is a preparation course for the functional skills maths level 1 qualification. It is a non-accredited maths course.

The aim of this programme is to help you start your functional maths course with the prior knowledge you’ll need.

Before you can enrol on this course, you’ll do a skills check. Don’t worry, this isn’t an exam. It’s for us to make sure you get on the right course for your level. Our friendly team will contact you to start your skills check as part of your booking.

When you complete this introductory course, you will be ready to take the functional skills level 1 course in maths.

There are “get ready” courses between every level to help you succeed at the next step.

What to expect

This preparation course for functional skills in maths takes around 40 hours to complete. It gives you more opportunities to learn the numeracy skills required for a level 1 functional skills course.

Please note that you’ll need an internet connection to study this maths course. This is so you can access our digital learning platform, Canvas.

The WEA is an experienced adult maths course provider. We want you to get the most out of your studies and open doors to opportunities. Our tutors and staff will help you with any needs you might have.

The WEA is committed to providing accessible adult education. Please let us know if you have any special requirements to do this functional skills course.

Most of our courses are free for most of our learners. Please note that you need to get to the end of the enrolment process to see the discounts.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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