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FS Maths Online
Qualification:
Functional Skills Maths - Edexcel L2 
Starts:
08/10/2016 
Ends:
04/02/2017 
Weeks:
34 
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Part-Time 
Assessment:
Exams and Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Maths, English & Languages 
Course Code:
COFMN1A 
 
Entry Requirements
Normally a Grade D at GCSE for Level 2. Those without a Grade D will be considered for L1. Applicants will be given an online Pre Course Assessment and those considered suitable will be offered a place if you are ready for Level 2, if not you will be advised to do Level 1 or another course.
 
 

Functional Skills Maths Online

This is an online course designed to help you improve your Maths skills. This will be useful to you in your everyday life and perhaps also in preparation for further study.


About the Course

You will gain confidence in the use of Functional Maths.
Those wishing to move onto to GCSE study at a later date will find this qualification will provide the essential skills necessary for success at a higher level.


Key Units

The course will cover number work, shape, space and measures and data handling.

Will the course suit me?
Maths Functional Skills is suitable for people living in the United Kingdom who do not already have a Functional Skills qualification and who find it difficult to get to a traditionally taught classroom-based course.

Maths Functional Skills online requires students to be fluent speakers of English. This course is not suitable for students who are still learning to speak and write English as an additional language to their home language. There are other courses available at the college that can support you to reach the required level of English.

The course aims to enable students to learn maths at a basic level for everyday use.

You will gain confidence in the use of Functional Maths.

Those wishing to move onto to GCSE study at a later date will find this qualification will provide the essential skills necessary for success at a higher level.



Entry Requirements

Normally a Grade D at GCSE for Level 2. Those without a Grade D will be considered for L1. Applicants will be given an online Pre Course Assessment and those considered suitable will be offered a place if you are ready for Level 2, if not you will be advised to do Level 1 or another course.


Assessment

Exams


Where does this Lead

The course will also enable you to prepare for GCSEs or Access courses, improve your job prospects and prepare you for every day life. At the end of the course you will be expected to sit a nationally recognised exam.


Tell Me More

Maths Functional Skills is suitable for people living in the United Kingdom who do not already have a Functional Skills qualification and who find it difficult to get to a traditionally taught classroom-based course. 

Maths Functional Skills online requires students to be fluent speakers of English. This course is not suitable for students who are still learning to speak and write English as an additional language to their home language. There are other courses available at the college that can support you to reach the required level of English.

The course aims to enable students to learn maths at a basic level for everyday use.

You will gain confidence in the use of Functional Maths.

Those wishing to move onto to GCSE study at a later date will find this qualification will provide the essential skills necessary for success at a higher level.

What you will do each week
Each week your tutor will direct you to work through a particular section of the online resources. The online resources are written to a very high standard. They have been specially designed for this online course and cover everything you need to know to be successful in your studies. They can be accessed through Moodle, which is a learning platform. When you have completed key pieces of work you will send your work to your tutor who will mark it and offer you feedback and advice on how you can improve. For other pieces of work you will be directed to the answers and be able to check your work for yourself. Your tutor will always be there to help you if something is not clear or if you need support.

Online study is not for everyone
You will be working through online materials on your own but with good support from our tutors. We have a better than average success rates for online students.

Those who enjoy it say they do so because: 
  • They can learn in their own way
  • They often have excellent relationships with a tutor who guides them through the course materials and explains things to them individually
  • They are free to choose any time in the week to study, so they can fit in study between work, caring for children and other commitments
  • They are very used to using computers and technology and have good access to broadband and relevant software (Word, email etc)
We expect you to study regularly. This is because:
  • For most, passing Functional Skills in one year demands regular study, including regularly practise of the required skills.
  • Sending your work in regularly means that you can put into practice any tips or feedback the tutor may have to offer
  • The relationship with the teacher is at the heart of our course.  Teachers will understand if there are genuine and unforeseen difficulties, and help to guide students through them and to catch up, but cannot be expected to cope with receiving no work for 3 weeks and then 4 weeks work at once
  • Online study can be an enjoyable and rewarding way to learn and it will also help you improve your online and IT skills