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Maths for Everyday Life

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Course content

This course covers the range of maths and numeracy problems that occur in everyday life. The course will assist learners in dealing this these issues.

  • To improve students’ problem solving skills
  • To be able to use maths associated with everyday life
  • To be able to get information from a list. For example, bus and train timetables, film listings, ingredients required for recipes
  • To show basic budgeting skills and introduce notes and coins
  • To complete an in class project based on real life situations where maths needs to be used

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at students who are 16 years or over who do not yet have the skills to progress to an accredited course.

Assessment Method

As the course progresses your tutor will check your work and will assess you in terms of your ability to be competent in a range of particular topic. Over the course of the year,

you will develop a portfolio of your completed work and activities. There are no formal examinations or tests and progression to the next level will be determined by your tutor.

Entry requirements

To start on this course you need to show at Initial Assessment that this is a suitable level for your current skills. You will be asked to complete a diagnostic assessment to confirm that this is the correct level.

Future opportunities / career options

Completion of this course will enable learners to progress to Entry Level 1 qualifications.