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Dates: 09/10/23 - 23/11/23
Days: Monday 11:45 - 13:45
Thursday 11:45 - 13:45
Sessions: 12
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S10022H14MV
Fees: Standard - £0.00
Concessionary - £0.00

Course Information

Learning Aim: 60342675

General Information

Not all of us have great memories of studying Maths at school and the thought of returning to the classroom to study this subject again may fill some with fear! Tutors at Sutton College understand this and will use different methods to help you learn the rules of Maths and they will teach at a pace that suits your learning style. We all use Maths at some point each day, maybe if we are going shopping, or if we are doing some DIY, or cooking the evening meal. The skills you will learn on this course will help make all these tasks easier.

What will I learn on this course?

You will improve your confidence with language and numbers and the course will give you valuable knowledge that you can use in everyday life. This is a fantastic qualification to add to your CV, to help you either find employment or to move forward in your current line of work. You could also use a Functional Skills course as a stepping-stone to starting a GCSE course.

On this EdExcel course, you will study the following areas:

Using numbers and the number system – whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages.

Using common measures, shapes and space.

Handling information and data.

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

Read, write, order and compare large numbers (up to one million)

Recognise and use positive and negative numbers.

Multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100, 1000

Use multiplication facts and make connections with division facts.

Use simple formulae expressed in words for one or two-step operations.

Calculate the squares of one-digit and two-digit numbers.

Follow the order of precedence of operators.

Read, write, order and compare common fractions and mixed numbers.

Find fractions of whole number quantities or measurements.

Read, write, order and compare decimals up to three decimal places.

Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals up to two decimal places.

Approximate by rounding to a whole number or to one or two decimal places.

Read, write, order and compare percentages in whole numbers.

Calculate percentages of quantities, including simple percentage increases and decreases by 5% and multiples thereof.

Estimate answers to calculations using fractions and decimals

Recognise and calculate equivalences between common fractions, percentages and decimals.

Work with simple ratio and direct proportions.

What level is this course & what skills do I need?

This is a Level 1 course. You will complete a computer-based assessment during your course approval interview to see if this level is right for you.

How do I enrol?

To be considered for a place on this course, you are required to complete an online course Assessment to ensure this course is suitable for you. 

You can make an application by clicking on ‘APPLY’ at the bottom of this page. If you do not already have a Sutton College online account you will need to create one first. On completion of your application you will receive further information via email.

On this course, you will develop the following life skills

Mental Wellbeing

Employability Skills

Confidence building

Social Wellbeing

English Skills

Maths Skills

Digital Skills

Additional information

Home study is essential in order to achieve your qualification.

100% attendance at every session is necessary in order to get the most from the course.

Please bring to class a folder, writing paper, pen, pencil, and a calculator. You will be advised on what textbooks you require.

You will sit one assessment to achieve your qualification. The assessment will have two sections:

Section A: Non-calculator, 25 minutes, 14 marks, 25% of your total

Section B: Calculator, 1 hour 30 minutes, 42 marks, 75% of your total

What are the progression opportunities at the end of this course?

You can progress onto a Maths Functional Skills Level 1 course.

Any course enrichment opportunities associated with this class will be listed in your Google Classroom.

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