Level 1 Functional Skills Mathematics

Course Code: Q100112

Key Information

  • Course type

    GCSEs & Functional Skills

  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


Level 1 Functional Skills Mathematics

If you have a grade 1 or U in your GCSE Mathematics, you will be required to take Level 1 Functional Skills in order to build your confidence, before progressing on to GCSE.

Units include:

  • representing
  • analysing

You will develop problem-solving strategies and build the confidence and skills required to tackle unfamiliar challenges. Among other things you will study number, data handling and geometry in real-life situations. You will gain mathematical and practical skills which you can use in further education, work and everyday life.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3 or above including a grade 1 or below in GCSE maths.

You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

Assessments will comprise 60% personal investigation and 40% externally set practical exam. Your coursework is internally assessed and externally moderated.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

A pass in Functional Skills Level 1 will enable you to progress to GCSE Mathematics the following year.

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