Maths

Adults Maths Courses Online & in London

Do you need to gain confidence in maths? Do you want to improve your maths skills for work? Did maths at school leave you confused?

Maths is everywhere. You do it every day, often without knowing. Join us and realise your maths potential whether you are a beginner or ready for GCSE.

Our Maths for Life courses enable you to focus specifically on the maths you need without the pressure of an exam. If you need a qualification, you can progress through our functional skills classes onto our GCSE courses.

Our skilful, imaginative tutors will ensure you can engage with the mathematical world so it becomes something wonderful and enjoyable whether you are studying it for work, pleasure or future studies. Come and join us.

To make sure the course is the right one, you need to do a pre-course assessment.

Book a face-to-face assessment - Contact us by email at universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk or call 020 7492 2511 for an appointment. Face-to-face assessments take place every Wednesday evening between 6-8pm or at the following times:

Thursday 1 September - 1-3pm

Monday 5 September - 3-5pm

Monday 12 September - 12.30-2.30pm

Tuesday 13 September - 2-4pm

Our courses are FREE to most learners. They are either in the City Lit building or live online interactive classes. For online courses, you will need a computer with a microphone, a camera and the internet. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Introduction to Maths foundation GCSE
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    This short course is to make sure you are ready for the full GCSE Maths Foundation programme (AC201/AC205). It is also to ensure you know what to expect from the full qualification, its content and the commitment required for success in terms of time investment, dedication, interest and ability. GCSE Maths is a qualification which shows employers and universities that you have a good level of maths as well as effective concentration and study skills. It also demonstrates that you are able to learn and retain abstract concepts. Please note the Friday classes are not every Friday, but approximately every third week.



    (Assessments including mock tests will take place in the City Lit building and you need to be able to attend these in person as required).



    You must pass this course before being able to start the full GCSE and take an initial assessment before starting this course. Click the Start Assessment button on this page. Please log on with your email address (not name) and use Chrome if possible. Or Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511.







    At the same time you complete your pre-course assessment, please also complete our pre-course form and tell us more about yourself.

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    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  2. Introduction to Maths higher GCSE
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This short course is to make sure you are ready for the full GCSE Higher Maths course AC202 and you know what to expect from the full course, its content and the commitment required for success. You have to pass this course before joining the full accreditation.



    GCSE Maths is a qualification which show employers and universities that you have a good level of maths skills, concentration and study skills. It also shows that you are able to learn and retain abstract concepts.



    Please note the Thursday classes are not every Thursday, but approximately every third week.



    (Assessments including mock tests will take place in the City Lit building and you need to be able to attend these in person as required).



    You must take a pre-coursel assessment face-to-face or online. Click the Start Assessment button on this page. Please log on with your email address (not name). Or Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511.







    At the same time you complete your pre-course assessment, please also complete our pre-course form and tell us more about yourself.

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    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  3. Getting ready for Core Maths
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 15 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Have you achieved maths GCSE at grade 4 or above and are now wanting to take your maths up to the next level without doing a full A-Level? Are you particularly interested in practical statistical analysis? Then Core Maths (level 3) is for you. This qualification develops your quantitative and problem-solving skills and will be valuable preparation for many types of work and qualifications that rely on understanding statistics. You will work on analysing data, maths for personal finance, estimation, critical analysis of data and models, probabilities, the normal distribution, correlation and regression.



    This short introductory course will ensure you have the skills and commitment to be ready for accreditation. You MUST complete this course before graduating to the full accreditation course.



    (Assessments including mock tests will take place in the City Lit building and you need to be able to attend these in person as required).



    You MUST also do a pre-course assessment online or face-to-face. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).







    At the same time you complete your pre-course assessment, please also complete our pre-course form and tell us more about yourself.









    More details of the qualification can be found here: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/aqa-certificate/mathematical-studies-1350/specification-at-a-glance.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  4. Getting Ready for Maths functional skills level 2
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Do you want to develop your mathematical skills and knowledge to solve problems and make decisions? The Functional Skills Level 2 Maths qualification shows employers and others that your maths skills are at a good level and that you can use these to solving complex problems in a variety of situations.This introductory course will make sure you know what to expect from, and are ready to start, the full accredited course. You must pass this course before you can join the qualification course.



    (Assessments including mock tests will take place in the City Lit building and you need to be able to attend these in person as required).



    You also need to do an initial pre-course assessment face-to-face or online. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).







    At the same time you complete your pre-course assessment, please also complete our pre-course form and tell us more about yourself.

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    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  5. Maths for life and work (foundation)
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you need to improve your everyday maths so you become more confident when making calculations with money, understanding figures, charts and graphs in newspapers or measuring rooms? Do you want to achieve a functional skills qualification but are not yet ready? This course will help you with the essential maths you need to participate, fully in society, make progress at work and solve everyday problems. You will learn about whole numbers, decimals and fractions and how to use maths to solve problems involving time, money and measurement. You will learn about the properties of shapes, both 2D and 3D and how to read, interpret and comment on information in tables and charts. By the end of the course, you will be much more aware of how much maths there is in everyday life and how maths can help you.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment face-to-face or online. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  6. Maths for life and work (level 1)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Do you need to improve your maths to become more confident in problem-solving, analysing and making decisions at work and in your personal life? Do you want to prepare for Functional Skills Level 2 maths, but are not yet ready? This course will help you with all of the above and make maths come alive. You will see how mathematics is everywhere and you will develop the maths you need to participate, make progress and express yourself in today's society. You will work with whole numbers and decimals, fractions and percentages and recognise the relationships between them. You will work on problem-solving involving time, money and measurements, as well learn how to measure confidently and convert between units of measurement. You will be able to state properties of shapes, both 2D and 3D and be better able to interpret, discuss and comment on the graphs, charts and tables you see in newspapers, on the internet and at work.



    Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  7. Becoming confident in numbers: mental maths (level 1-2)
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    If you are told your council tax bill of £725 is increasing by 2% do you know the answer? Can you work it out in your head or do you need to write the calculation down? If you have to convert the size of your room from feet to metres to order carpet, do you know the maths for this? When you look at your shopping list, can you make a quick estimate of the total cost? If the answer to these questions is not a confident 'yes', then this is the course for you. You will develop your number skills so you can be confident in carrying out the most essential calculations involving multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting, using fractions, percentages, ratios and conversions. You will focus on problem-solving with numbers as tools to help you and you will learn the language of maths to help you approach the everyday world with more confidence and skill.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  8. Maths foundation GCSE
    Course start date:  Mon 31 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Are you excited by the language of Maths? Do you want to understand how numbers, symbols and formulas enable us to identify and solve problems as well as find patterns and structure in the world. This course will extend your analytical and problem-solving skills and help you develop logic to plan and manage activities. A Maths GCSE is one of the most commonly required qualifications by employers and universities and by achieving it you will enhance your job and education prospects. Please note the Friday classes are not every Friday, but approximately every third week..



    (Assessments including mock tests will take place in the City Lit building and you need to be able to attend these in person as required).



    You MUST have passed the Maths GCSE (Introduction) course (see website) and completed a pre-course assessment before being accepted onto this GCSE course. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome.







    At the same time you complete your pre-course assessment, please also complete our pre-course form and tell us more about yourself.

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    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  9. Maths higher GCSE
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 31 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you excited by the language of Maths? Join this GCSE course after completing Maths higher GCSE (introduction) and learn how numbers, symbols and formulas enable us to identify and solve problems as well as find patterns and structure in the world. This course will extend your analytical and problem-solving skills and help you develop logic to plan and manage activities. A Maths GCSE is one of the most commonly required qualifications by employers and universities and by achieving it you will enhance your job and education prospects. Please note the Thursday classes are not every week, but approximately every third week.



    (Assessments including mock tests will take place in the City Lit building and you need to be able to attend these in person as required).



    You MUST have passed the Maths GCSE (Introduction) course (see website) and completed a pre-course assessment before being accepted onto this GCSE course. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome.







    At the same time you complete your pre-course assessment, please also complete our pre-course form and tell us more about yourself.

    .



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  10. Maths functional skills level 2
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Do you need to gain a national maths qualification to show you have a good level of mathematical competence? Functional Skills Level 2 Maths shows employers and others that your maths skills are at a good level and that you can use skills to solve complex issues in a variety of situations. You will develop your maths to become a problem-solver, analyser and decision-maker.



    You must complete the Getting Ready for Maths functional skills (level 2) course before doing the full qualification course.



    (Assessments including mock tests will take place in the City Lit building and you need to be able to attend these in person as required).



    You need to complete a pre-course assessment face-to-face or online. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).







    At the same time you complete your pre-course assessment, please also complete our pre-course form and tell us more about yourself.









    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  11. Finance planning: taking back control - how to budget successfully
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you feel overwhelmed by your money situation? Do want to take back control of your spending? The current cost of living crisis makes a basic but thorough understanding of budgeting essential. On this course you will learn about and put into practice the key elements of financial planning and the necessary maths skills. You will develop your own personal financial budget and plan and learn what to include and exclude, how to make the necessary calculations and how to be more successful in managing your money.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  12. Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Have you achieved maths GCSE at grade 4 or above and are now wanting to take your maths up to the next level without doing a full A-Level? Are you particularly interested in practical statistical analysis? Then Core Maths (level 3) is for you. This qualification will develop your quantitative and problem-solving skills and will be valuable preparation for many types of work and qualifications that rely on understanding statistics. You will work on analysing data, maths for personal finance, estimation, critical analysis of data and models, probabilities, the normal distribution, correlation and regression. More details can be found here: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/aqa-certificate/mathematical-studies-1350/specification-at-a-glance



    You MUST complete the short Getting Ready for Core Maths course before graduating to this course. See the website.



    (Assessments including mock tests will take place in the City Lit building and you need to be able to attend these in person as required).



    You MUST also do a pre-course assessment online or face-to-face. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).







    At the same time you complete your pre-course assessment, please also complete our pre-course form and tell us more about yourself.

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    If you are eligible for government funding and you are 19 or over and do not already have a full level 3 qualification (equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or 2 full A levels) you may be able to study this course for free. For more information click here



    The course fee is £724. If you are unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £100 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    For more information, please call Universal Skills on 0207 492 2511.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £724.00 Senior fee £724.00 Concession £724.00
  13. Financial planning: managing your money long-term
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you bury your head in sand when it comes to long-term financial planning? Would you like to plan but are put off by the jargon and the calculations? This course will help you come to terms with the need to plan and think ahead when it comes to money and financial well-being. You will learn about the key aspect of financial planning and what should be involved in your decision-making. You will focus on the distinctions between income and wealth and how changing inflation, interest-rates, taxation and national insurance contributions affect your planning. You will develop your mathematical skills so you feel confident when making these calculations. You will also consider how savings and debt repayments work and the calculations associated with them, including the different types of savings and investments. Finally you will look at different types of pensions and how you can plan for retirement. This is not an advice course. It is a course which will clarify what is involved in financial planning and provide you with the tools to do this.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  14. Becoming confident in algebra: problem-solving with equations (level 1-2)
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    What is algebra is? Why is it useful? For many of us, algebra is something that we encountered at school, didn't really understand or see the point of. Yet we actually all use algebra quite frequently in our everyday lives without realising because we need it to solve problems. Problems such as how much money we need to buy groceries, how many bags we need to carry the groceries and how much space we need to put the groceries in at home!



    This course will help you see the value and usefulness of algebra and how you can use it in your personal and work life to make calculations easier and to see patterns. You will start with easier calculations and problems so you understand how algebra works before moving on to more complex uses.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment to make sure this level is right for you. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  15. Business administration: maths for administrators (level 1-2)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 28 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you need to develop your Maths skills for working effectively as an business administrator or as a general office worker? An administrator has to make many mathematical calculations every day about pay, sales, expenditure, and staff absence. For example, you may need to calculate the area of a venue to look at maximum capacity and work out the most cost effective method of travel to get to there. Or calculate average marketing costs per month. This course will help you develop the maths behind these types of calculations, so you gain all the numerical skills you need to improve your work as an administrator whether this is working on sales, using percentages, or converting between currencies. You will work on understanding the maths beyond Excel formulae as well as how to presenting data effectively to managers and colleagues.



    Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00

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