This course is aimed at members who are interested in developing their confidence using numbers in everyday settings. All abilities are catered for from entry through to level 2. Qualifications are awarded for successful completion of a test at the end of the course.
Functional maths aims to promote mathematical thinking and transferable skills rather than rote based learning. Content includes:
- Maths that is useful in everyday settings and the world of work
- Contextual material which emphasises the benefits of maths to people who have been 'turned off' by the subject
The course is suitable for all ages and for people from a diverse range of backgrounds. The level 1 qualification is a good basis for progressing to level 2. Learners can study level 2 provided they can demonstrate understanding at level 1.