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About the course

The Adult Maths and English department offer a range of high-quality teaching options to suit all expectations and lifestyles.  Classes run once a week for 3 hours over 12 weeks with exams at the end of the course.

Classroom based daytime or evening classes

Face to face classes in an adult learning environment @The Stem/University Studies Centre on Western Way in Bury St Edmunds

 

Online classes

The online course is a class which runs each week at a set time via Microsoft Teams rather than face to face. You will need access to, and the ability to use a digital device such as a computer, laptop. or tablet with access to the Microsoft Teams application via the internet.  Click here to find out more about the fully online offer and to apply for a course.

Entry requirements

There are no formal requirements, but the results of initial assessments will be taken into account when deciding on the qualification and level for which you will be entered.  

 

For an online class you must have a laptop or desktop with a camera and microphone

Qualifications

Functional Skills Maths (Edexcel) Entry Level, Levels 1 and 2.

 

Our classes are small, friendly groups of like-minded people and our experienced tutors are keen to help you do as much as you feel possible. We are there to help you succeed!  Every learner receives tailored support and guidance throughout their studies, from induction to exam results, and even next steps.

 

You can take different levels of qualification from entry level to Level 1 or Level 2 and GCSE. We plan to offer classes that will run daytime or evenings at centres throughout Norfolk and Suffolk, therefore you can choose which course best suits your needs.

 

What you'll learn (core modules)

This course will also provide you with maths skills in preparation for progressing to GCSE, university and/or employment.

 

You will be part of a small, friendly classroom and will focus on building everyday practical skills such as problem solving, handling information and data, calculating ratios, averages and areas of shapes and space, working towards the reformed qualification in Functional Skills mathematics.

 

The qualification comprises one assessment of two sections: non-calculator and calculator.

How will I be assessed?

The Functional Skills qualification consists of one externally assessed assessment, comprising two separate sections a non-calculator section (calculator prohibited) and a calculator section (calculator permitted).

 

There will be the opportunity to sit mock exams, in preparation, and your tutor will provide written and verbal feedback.

Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)

If studying in-class, lessons are planned to take place in the STEM / University Studies building at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds. 

 

Click here to visit the adult learner West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds webpage.

 

Online classes will be delivered using Microsoft TEAMS

 

Further details and options will be provided once you submit an enquiry about our courses.

Where will this course take me?

Functional Skills qualifications for Levels 1 and 2 are progression routes towards the GCSE. When a qualification is successfully achieved you will have the option to progress onto a higher-level Functional Skill or a GCSE.

How much will it cost?

If you have lived within the EU for the previous 3 years and do not already have a GCSE grade C or above in this subject then you qualify for full course funding.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

INDUCTION and ENROLMENT

 

Once you apply online, your centre team will send you all the information you need to enrol and get set up on your course, whether this is remotely or face to face.

 

You will undertake online Initial and Diagnostic Assessments to assess the most appropriate level of study. It is important that you complete this assessment on your own and to the best of your ability.

 

Your centre team will contact you once this is completed, and talk you through your results, the level that has been set and your prior achievement. You will have the opportunity to agree on the course level and your method of delivery be it online or classroom based. Your identification will be confirmed, and the enrolment process completed. However please be aware that it will be the tutor's discretion to change your level if they feel this is not right for you, once you begin your course.

Days & times

Starting 12/01/2023
Thursday 18:00 - 21:00

Starting 12/01/2023
Thursday 13:00 - 15:00
Starting 27/04/2023
Thursday 18:00 - 21:00
Starting 25/04/2023
Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00
Starting 10/01/2023
Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00
Starting 27/04/2023
Thursday 13:00 - 15:00

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