About Functional Skills Courses:
Functional Skills are applied qualifications which enable students to demonstrate real-life skills in English, mathematics and ICT. They are recognised as gateway qualifications, and are widely used in adult education.Whilst the level of the qualification is the same as that of a GCSE, the breadth of content is narrower.
About Functional Skills Mathematics
This is an accredited course which provides learners with opportunities to develop the essential knowledge, skills and understanding they need to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life and at work. There is a strong focus on explanation and problem-solving.
The course comprises 3 interrelated units:
- representing – selecting the mathematics and information to model a situation
- analysing – processing and using mathematics
- interpreting – interpreting and communicating the results of an analysis
Functional Skills maths topics include:everyday numeracy and whole numbers, using a calculator, fractions and percentages, decimals and money, ratio and proportion, Measures in metric and imperial units, perimeter, area and volume, handing data (tables, charts, graphs), interpreting numerical information, averages.
Functional Skills Maths at Verulam School
Classes take place over 26 weeks, term time only with formal examinations in the Summer Term. Learners must be over the age of 19 and need the ability to read and understand written and spoken English at a basic level. Learners will be assessed at their first session to establish whether they will start at Level 1 or 2. Learners achieving Level 1 this year will be able to continue on to Level 2 should they wish. Learners will set formal examinations in the summer term.
|Cost||£15 registration fee for the course.|
NB Classes will not run if too few people enrol. Fees are not refundable for people dropping out of a course or missing classes. Fees will be refunded only if a course does not run.