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Maths – Entry 1 Functional Skills

What will the course help me to do?

  • To understand and answer simple maths problems in everyday situations
  • To gain a Functional Skills Maths qualification at Entry 1.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand and use numbers up to 10
  • Add up and subtract in everyday situations
  • Recognise coins and notes
  • Recognise and use measures like time and money
  • Describe weight, length and height of everyday items
  • Know about everyday shapes
  • Find things out from lists of information

Who is the course for and what do I need to know to start the course?

Adults (16+) who want to develop their maths skills and gain an Entry 1 Functional Skills Maths qualification. You will already have skills at Pre-Entry. You may have Maths Awards at Entry 1. We will check your maths and reading skills before you join the course to make sure that the course is the right level for you.

Will I gain a qualification?

Yes. City & Guilds Functional Skills Maths at Entry 1. There is one exam which tests all your skills. You can do this in the classroom when you are ready. You will have opportunities to practise the skills you need in class and to do some practice papers before you do the exam.

How will I learn?

You will work in groups with other learners and on your own. You will work on problems and practical activities, talk with other learners and use computers.

 Your tutor will give you feedback on what you are doing well and what you need to do to improve.

How long is the course?

Courses start in September and run once a week until the end of June. Each session is 2 ½ hours long. You will be expected to attend a 1:1 tutorial about once every 6 weeks, either before or after the lesson.

What could this course lead to?

Maths – Entry 2 Functional Skills.


You will be expected to attend every session and complete homework for up to 1 hour a week. All learners will be entered for and expected to attend the examinations. Re-imbursement of exam fees may be sought from learners who do not attend the exam.

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