Maths Short Courses

Level 1 and Level 2 Maths qualifications. 

With Futures you can complete a fully-funded Maths Functional Skills qualification from our Nottingham training centre.

These courses can be completed in as little as: 

  • Level 1 Maths - 12 half days
  • Level 2 Maths - 30 half days

Applying for most further education routes or job vacancies will be made easier with a qualification in Maths – here’s your chance to gain one! 

 

NEW: We are now offering virtual Maths short courses for those in public sector employment. 

Meet Maths Skills Coach Tim

Eligibility Criteria

To gain access to our adult courses, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Are aged 19 years old or over (must have turned 19 by 31st August 2021)
  • Have lived in the UK or a European Economic Area (EEA) Member state for the last three years or more or be an Individual or Asylum Seeker with certain types of immigration status*
  • Are actively seeking employment and claiming an unemployment benefit of either: Universal Credit, Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance (WRAG) **
  • OR must be earning under £18,525 annual gross salary and be able to commit to the course. Please be aware that for Maths and English you can earn any amount if you can commit to the course.

*Please contact us for further details for further information on immigration status

** Other state benefits may be accepted, please contact us for further information

New start dates every month 

Level 1 Maths Qualification 

Functional Skills Maths Level 1 is equivalent to a grade 2-3 (E-D) at GCSE. It is a requirement for some higher level qualifications, such as those offered at college or university, and it is also a requirement for a number of professions. Furthermore, Functional Skills Maths Level 1 is a very good stepping stone to access level 2 qualifications.

What will the course cover?

This qualification focuses on key knowledge in three main areas: 

  • Use of number and the number system
  • Use of measures, shape and space
  • Handling information and data.

What can I do next? 

Upon completion of your Level 1 Certificate you have a number of new opportunities: 

  • Complete your Level 2 Maths Certificate 
  • Use your new skills to write successful job applications for entry level roles
  • Apply for a Level 2 apprenticeship 

Who can do this course? 

We can offer Functional Skills Maths to anyone over 19 who is currently unemployed or on a low income*. You must be able to commit to attending the training centre for the duration of your course. 

Learn more about this course.

Level 2 Maths Qualification 

The functional skills level 2 is the most popular alternative to a GCSE maths and English qualification as it is equivalent to a grade C or level 4. The level 2 English and maths qualifications enable learners to progress with their studies, life, and careers by helping them to gain entry into University as well as improving employment prospects.

What will the course cover?

The qualification is made up of 3 main modules, including topics such as:

  • Averages and probability 
  • Time and money 
  • Decimals, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
  • Shapes and converting measurements
  • Fractions and percentages

What can I do next? 

Upon completion of your Level 2 Certificate you have a number of new opportunities: 

  • Apply confidently for job vacancies in your chosen industry  
  • Apply for a Level 3 apprenticeship 
  • Access various Higher Education training routes such as college or sixth form that can lead to University 

 

Who can do this course? 

We can offer Functional Skills Maths to anyone over 19 who is currently unemployed or on a low income*. You must be able to commit to attending the training centre for the duration of your course. 

Learn more about this course.

NEW: VIRTUAL Maths courses now available to those working in the public sector 


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