Maths is an important skill you use every day. Maths helps with your finances, time telling, and problem-solving. Good maths skills improve your life at home and at work as it helps you make better decisions. If maths is holding you back, our Level 1 Functional Skills Maths is a great place to learn the basics. We’ll teach you real-world, transferable maths skills that let you think on your feet and succeed in life.
Functional skills focus on giving you actual skills you can use in everyday life. It uses scenarios and questions that mirror tasks you might do in real life. For example, you may read, write and order numbers, or work out the nearest whole number for accuracy. These skills can easily be applied to real situations, such as reading numbers on a gas meter or working out 10% of your bill to tip at a restaurant.
Whereas GCSE focus on the academic side, Functional Skills gives you immediate skills all employers want. It prepares you for life after study, and is fantastic for the brain, too! Why? Because it tackles those grey areas while boosting your ability to make decisions, think logically, and calculate faster.
When you enrol with us, we’ll lead you through three stages of maths: Representation, Analysis, Interpretation. These three areas have been specifically designed to help you understand practical problems in many contexts. You’ll know how to tackle problems and find solutions. Better yet, you’ll know how to explain how you got there.
Maths and English skills are perhaps the most important skills you can learn in life. Want to improve your literacy level, too? Check out our Functional Skills English Level 1 to boost your reading, writing and speaking skills today.
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It takes around 45 hours of study to complete this course.
You have up to six months in total to complete this course but on average takes learners around 2-3 months to complete. Don’t worry if you go over the six months though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your unlimited tutor support.
Designed for distance learning, you can study with either online or paper-based materials. To successfully complete this course, you’ll receive tutor support to complete four tutor marked practice exam papers and one final 2 hour exam at one of our examination centres across the country.
Throughout the course there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.
You’ll undertake four practice papers that are to be submitted and marked by your tutor. Upon passing these practise papers and with the approval of your tutor, you will undertake one final 2-hour examination. More information and costs are available in the FAQs for this course.
At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE CACHE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.
You’ll gain an understanding of practical problems in various situations, develop strategies for solving problems, and obtain answers to simple practical problems that are clear and routine.
You’ll learn to apply maths to simple given practical problems, such as fractions and number patterns, and use simple checking procedures.
You’ll discover how to communicate solutions to practical problems in familiar contexts and situations, looking at area, simple calculations, and metric units used in everyday situations.
You’ll need to complete a 2 hour minutes exam.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).
No. While you can choose to write your assignments by hand, the majority of students type up their work in a word processor and then submit it via email to their tutors. A typed essay is much easier to save and edit and makes it easier for tutors to read.
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Rewarded for how innovative, supportive, and driven the Oxbridge team is providing dynamic, fun learning experiences that give learners the tools needed to succeed.
The public have spoken, naming Oxbridge the best Small Business in Birmingham for all round excellence as a distance learning college and its community involvement.
Matt Jones, founder of Oxbridge, scooped his second Entrepreneur award in 2018 for his commitment to education, employment and the community of West Midlands.
Our amazing leader, Matt Jones, took home Nachural’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award for his incredible dedication to education across the West Midlands region.
The public voted our leader, Matt Jones, the most influential businessperson of 2018 for his positive impact on people’s live within the community and business worlds.
Oxbridge’s students and learning support team are guided to success by Matt Jones, who won his third ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award with the Birmingham Post 2018.