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Getting Ready for Maths functional skills level 2

Course Dates: 06/03/21 - 27/03/21
Time: 10:00 - 13:30
Location: Online

Develop your mathematical skills and knowledge to solve problems and make decisions based on your results. Be able to recognise and obtain a solution or solutions to a complex problem. This introductory course will make sure you know what to expect from, and are ready to start, the accredited Level 2 functional skills course. Functional Skills Level 2 Maths shows employers and others that your maths skills are at a good level and that you can apply these to solving complex problems in a variety of situations. You will need to do an initial pre-course assessment before being accepted onto this course, and pass this course before joining the accredited course AMA501A

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.

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

Description

What is the course about?

This course will provide you with an overview of what to expect on the accredited course. You will develop your mathematical skills and knowledge in working with the number system, with measures, with shapes and space and handling information and data. You will learn to to recognise and obtain a solution or solutions to a complex problem within and across these areas and make decisions based on your results.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

We will cover a range of topics needed on Functional Skills Maths Level 2 exam course. These will include some of the following. How to:
• calculate with fractions, decimals, percentages and use ratios
• calculate with common measures and across Metric and Imperial systems of measure
• use properties of 2-D and 3-D shapes in calculations, including angles and co-ordinates.
• extract, interpret and construct tables, diagrams, charts and graph and recognise patterns and correlation
• calculate and interpret probabilities, including from group data.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• be ready to join the accredited Maths Level 2 Functional Skills course
• calculate with fractions, decimals, percentages and use ratios confidently
• calculate with common measures and across the Metric and Imperial systems of measure
• use the properties of 2-D and 3-D shapes in calculations, including angles and co-ordinates.
• extract, interpret and construct tables, diagrams, charts and graph and recognise patterns and correlation
• calculate and interpret probabilities, including from group data.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

To do this course you will need to have a good level of English, at least Level 2. (see our ESOL provision if you need to work on your English first). The course prepares you for the accredited Maths course. It is not for learners who do not want to do the qualification or already have a maths qualification at that level. You will need to be in class each week and have the time, means and dedication to work outside the classroom. An initial pre-course assessment is required before being accepted onto this course and passing this course is necessary before going on to the accredited course. Those who have not developed the skills sufficiently will not be referred on to it but recommended other non-accredited Maths courses to develop skills further.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment. The tutor will help you discover rules and features of maths. You will work on your own and with other students. You will learn in a step by step manner so you can complete challenging tasks in enjoyable and relaxing ways. Your tutor will also work with you individually so you know how to improve. You will need to do work outside the classroom and use Google Classroom to help you.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The most important thing to bring is your dedication, enthusiasm and commitment! You will need a pen, ruler, pencil, calculator, lined A4 paper and a folder to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts, access to Google Classroom and links to useful websites to enable you to extend and practice your skills outside class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

If ready, you may move on to the accredited course AMA501A and work towards the Functional Skills Level 2 Maths exam. If you are not ready for the accredited course we may refer you to one of our non-accredited Maths courses to provide the opportunity to develop the skills you need to work on.
You could also do a Digital Skills course or an English course at the same time as this one. You will need to do an assessment for English.
For more information email: Universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk or ring 0207 492 2511.

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Course Code: AMA50A

Sat, day, 06 Mar - 27 Mar '21

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Full fee: £0.00
Senior fee: £0.00
Concession: £0.00

Before booking on this course, please register or log in to your account to complete a short online assessment. We need you to do this to check that this course is the right level for you.
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