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Maths for Everyday Life

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This is a Skills Builder course which is designed to help develop your confidence to enable you to move onto an accredited course as well as independence, confidence and skills for daily living.

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.

  • Use maths associated with everyday life
  • Get information from a list. For example, bus and train timetables, film listings, ingredients required for recipes
  • Basic budgeting skills and introduce notes and coins
  • In-class project, based on real life situations where maths needs to be used

What skills will the course develop?

  • Problem solving

Who is the course for?

  • People aged 16 – 18
  • People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan
  • People who do not yet have the skills to go on to an accredited course

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.


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

When is the course run?

September 2019

Study Programme

If you are aged 16 – 18 or up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan, this course will form part of your study programme. The programme also includes English and maths qualifications, employability skills, a work placement and other personal development and enrichment opportunities.

Course fees

Courses are free for all students aged 16 – 18 (or up to 24 if you declare a disability and have an Education, Health & Care Plan).