Free functional maths skills courses*

Many people think they can’t “do maths” but that's not true. From managing your money to planning a journey, cooking a meal to driving a car, you use maths all the time.  By completing one of our courses, you will gain confidence in your maths ability and boost your numeracy skills. 

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Doing an adult maths class can help you improve your mental maths too. Whether you want to help the kids with their homework or just overcome your fear of maths, there are a huge amount of everyday situations where your new skills will boost your confidence.

It's not back to school

This isn't like "school maths". You'll learn to apply real-world practical maths skills in your work and personal life. You’ll learn how to use fractions, decimals and percentages in the way you use in everyday life.  

Why learn maths as an adult?

No matter what job you have, you’ll use maths skills every day. Research shows having a functional skills maths level two qualification can help you earn more. Many jobs will ask you to have a maths GCSE, so these maths courses will open the door to new opportunities. Maths functional skills course at Level 2 is equivalent to a GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in maths, employers and education providers should accept these as an alternative to a maths GCSE.

Improve your maths with our friendly and supportive tutors. Our free maths courses can help whatever your goal.

* If you are over 19 and have not obtained GCSE grade C/grade four or higher, you are likely to receive full funding to do one of our adult maths courses. If you do not qualify, we will let you know as part of the application process. You can cancel at any time. Call us on 0300 303 3464 if you want to check anything with us. 

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Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics (Entry 3)

Take your maths skills to the next level to help you with work or study opportunities. Adult maths teaches you practical numeracy skills for everyday life. This entry 3 functional skills maths course offers a practical way to learn maths as an adult. Functional skills maths courses aren’t like studying maths at school. You’ll learn maths in context. Develop maths skills to face real-life situations such as organising your personal budget or applying discounts when shopping. This entry 3 functional maths course is right for you if you want to enhance your maths skills to work or study. It can help you learn essential maths skills employers look for. This course is for London Learners Only. The course consists of 45hrs of in venue classes and 10hrs of online learner directed self study with tutor guidance and support. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 12/03/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
15 sessions
Tutor:
Fatima Dana
Course code:
Q00012909
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics (Entry 3)

Take your maths skills to the next level to help you with work or study opportunities. Adult maths teaches you practical numeracy skills for everyday life. This entry 3 functional skills maths course offers a practical way to learn maths as an adult. Functional skills maths courses aren’t like studying maths at school. You’ll learn maths in context. Develop maths skills to face real-life situations such as organising your personal budget or applying discounts when shopping. This entry 3 functional maths course is right for you if you want to enhance your maths skills to work or study. It can help you learn essential maths skills employers look for. Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 19/03/2024 -
Fri 10/05/2024
Location:
St Pauls Learning Centre (Bristol)
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls
Bristol
BS2 8XJ
Course code:
Q00009697
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics (Level 1)

Functional Skills qualifications are free if you don't already have a GCSE in English or Maths at grades A*-C, or 4-9. We'll check your level and any previous qualifications before you start. This ensures you are on the correct course.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 02/07/2024 -
Tue 03/09/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Tutor:
Isbah Tehreem
Course code:
Q00014232
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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Functional Skills Maths

Gain a GCSE-equivalent qualification with this functional skills maths course. Learn maths skills to open doors to work and study opportunities. Functional maths courses also support you in everyday situations. Learn maths as an adult and enjoy the experience. Functional maths helps you develop practical maths skills in context. Understand how numeracy skills can assist you in a job or your personal life. This functional skills maths course teaches you essential maths skills through practical examples. It’s ideal for you if you would like to gain a GCSE-equivalent maths qualification.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 14/12/2023 -
Thu 06/06/2024
Course code:
P00000006
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Get Ready for Functional Skills Maths Entry 3

Set yourself up for success at entry 3 functional skills in maths. This get ready course helps you prepare to tackle entry 3 maths with confidence. The essential maths skills you’ll learn will help you get your qualification and serve you in everyday life. Get ready courses help you learn maths at your own pace. The idea of this course is to give you extra study time to acquire the knowledge you’ll need for entry 3 maths. This is a preparatory maths course for people who are looking to progress to entry 3 functional skills courses. It is a non-accredited adult maths course.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 06/02/2024 -
Fri 15/03/2024
Location:
St Pauls Learning Centre (Bristol)
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls
Bristol
BS2 8XJ
Course code:
Q00009695
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Multiply: Strategies for Maths Exams

The purpose of this course is to develop learner’s mathematical confidence and study strategies as they prepare for the City and Guilds Functional Skills test paper. The course will focus on individual participants’ mathematical weaknesses and support them to overcome these. The ܽƵ uses its online learning area called Canvas to support your learning. A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you. We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required activities in your own.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 19/02/2024 -
Fri 15/03/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
St Pauls Learning Centre (Bristol)
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls
Bristol
BS2 8XJ
Tutor:
Taona Makunde
Course code:
Q00011583
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Multiply: Strategies for Maths Exams

The purpose of this course is to develop learner’s mathematical confidence and study strategies as they prepare for the City and Guilds Functional Skills test paper. The course will focus on individual participants’ mathematical weaknesses and support them to overcome these. The ܽƵ uses its online learning area called Canvas to support your learning. A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you. We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required activities in your own.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 19/02/2024 -
Fri 15/03/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
St Pauls Learning Centre (Bristol)
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls
Bristol
BS2 8XJ
Tutor:
Taona Makunde
Course code:
Q00011583
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Multiply: Strategies for Maths Exams

The purpose of this course is to develop learner’s mathematical confidence and study strategies as they prepare for the City and Guilds Functional Skills test paper. The course will focus on individual participants’ mathematical weaknesses and support them to overcome these. The ܽƵ uses its online learning area called Canvas to support your learning. A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you. We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required activities in your own.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 19/02/2024 -
Fri 15/03/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
St Pauls Learning Centre (Bristol)
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls
Bristol
BS2 8XJ
Tutor:
Taona Makunde
Course code:
Q00011583
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Multiply: Strategies for Maths Exams

The purpose of this course is to develop learner’s mathematical confidence and study strategies as they prepare for the City and Guilds Functional Skills test paper. The course will focus on individual participants’ mathematical weaknesses and support them to overcome these. The ܽƵ uses its online learning area called Canvas to support your learning. A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you. We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required activities in your own.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 19/02/2024 -
Fri 15/03/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
St Pauls Learning Centre (Bristol)
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls
Bristol
BS2 8XJ
Tutor:
Taona Makunde
Course code:
Q00011583
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Multiply: Strategies for Maths Exams

The purpose of this course is to develop learner’s mathematical confidence and study strategies as they prepare for the City and Guilds Functional Skills test paper. The course will focus on individual participants’ mathematical weaknesses and support them to overcome these. The ܽƵ uses its online learning area called Canvas to support your learning. A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you. We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required activities in your own.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 19/02/2024 -
Fri 15/03/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
St Pauls Learning Centre (Bristol)
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls
Bristol
BS2 8XJ
Tutor:
Taona Makunde
Course code:
Q00011583
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Multiply: Strategies for Maths Exams

The purpose of this course is to develop learner’s mathematical confidence and study strategies as they prepare for the City and Guilds Functional Skills test paper. The course will focus on individual participants’ mathematical weaknesses and support them to overcome these. The ܽƵ uses its online learning area called Canvas to support your learning. A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you. We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required activities in your own.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 19/02/2024 -
Fri 15/03/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
St Pauls Learning Centre (Bristol)
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls
Bristol
BS2 8XJ
Tutor:
Taona Makunde
Course code:
Q00011583
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Multiply: Strategies for Maths Exams

The purpose of this course is to develop learner’s mathematical confidence and study strategies as they prepare for the City and Guilds Functional Skills test paper. The course will focus on individual participants’ mathematical weaknesses and support them to overcome these. The ܽƵ uses its online learning area called Canvas to support your learning. A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you. We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required activities in your own.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 19/02/2024 -
Fri 15/03/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
St Pauls Learning Centre (Bristol)
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls
Bristol
BS2 8XJ
Tutor:
Taona Makunde
Course code:
Q00011583
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Multiply: Strategies for Maths Exams

The purpose of this course is to develop learner’s mathematical confidence and study strategies as they prepare for the City and Guilds Functional Skills test paper. The course will focus on individual participants’ mathematical weaknesses and support them to overcome these. The ܽƵ uses its online learning area called Canvas to support your learning. A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you. We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required activities in your own.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 19/02/2024 -
Fri 15/03/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
St Pauls Learning Centre (Bristol)
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls
Bristol
BS2 8XJ
Tutor:
Taona Makunde
Course code:
Q00011583
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free