English and Maths (inc. ESOL)

Maths Functional Skills (Online)

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in September 2020. Three hours split into 2 classes of 1.5 hours each will be online via a suitable online platform. All details will be provided at your initial assessment. You will be required to attend College for an initial assessment, mock and final examinations.

Entry requirements

  • Students must be aged 19+ years of age. Learners aged 16-18 will study Maths and English as part of their full-time study programme.
  • No formal entry requirements or previous experience is necessary to undertake these programmes.
  • Before you start, you will undergo an initial and diagnostic assessment to identify which particular skills you need to work on and the relevant units from this suite.

You will achieve

Functional Skills Maths qualification.

Course overview

Distance learning/online learning means studying remotely, allowing you to learn in your own time, wherever you choose. Using a range of material you’ll undertake course activities and assignments with regular support from your tutor, interacting with fellow students via email, online forums, phone and virtual conferencing.

The qualification is available for Levels 1 and 2. It contains a range of units which develop Maths and English skills needed in work and life.

These programmes are flexible. If you want to improve your reading, writing and numeracy skills, or want to gain a qualification for the skills you already have, a Skills for Life qualification could be for you. Functional Skills qualifications are designed to help you develop the skills you use in everyday life.

Functional skills classes run continually throughout the year. You will need an assessment to determine the level you start at. Assessments will take place on a Monday (term time only) between 1pm -5pm

Course content

Functional skills qualifications in mathematics assess three interrelated process skills:

  • Representing: selecting the mathematics and information to model a situation
  • Analysing: processing and using mathematics
  • Interpreting: interpreting and communicating the results of the analysis

You will sit an examination at the end of the course.

You will need access to a computer with an internet connection.

You will study at home. You will be required to attend College for your initial assessment and final exams.

On completion of these programmes, you may wish to progress to other College programmes in either this area or another area of study.

How much does the course cost?

This course is free.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Maths Functional Skills (Online)

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