Course overview

Set yourself up for success with an Entry level 3 functional skills in maths. This get ready course helps you prepare to tackle entry 3 maths with confidence. The essential maths skills you’ll learn will help you get your qualification and serve you in everyday life. Get ready courses help you learn maths at your own pace. The idea of this course is to give you extra study time to acquire the knowledge you’ll need for entry level 3 maths. This is a preparatory maths course for people who are looking to progress to entry 3 functional skills courses. It is a non-accredited adult maths course.

Course description

What we’ll cover

  • Develop your understanding of numbers, including ordering, comparing, and sequencing.

  • Learn multiplication and division using single and double digit numbers.

  • Make calculations with money using decimal places and the correct units.

  • Broaden your understanding of 2-D and 3-D shapes and be able to describe their properties.

  • Sort and classify data in tables, lists, diagrams, and bar charts.

This is a preparation course for the functional skills maths entry 3 qualification. It is not an accredited course.

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

This maths course is for adults. It aims to help you develop basic numeracy skills at your own pace.

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 preparatory course, you will be ready to take the functional skills entry 3 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 an entry 3 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 maths 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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