Mathematical Skills (Basic)

This is the ideal online course for individuals who would like to develop and enhance their mathematical skills. The certificate is broken down into small units (Awards) which will help
you to build your confidence and ability in a range of topics areas around basic maths skills.

The Basic Maths Skills course aims to provide students with the foundations of maths including how, when and why we use them. Throughout this course, you are sure to build your skills and confidence.

You may find this course a great starting point and a first step towards gaining other maths qualifications. This course will also provide you with the skills you may need both inside and outside of work.


This is the ideal online course for individuals who would like to develop and enhance their mathematical skills.
Unlimited Tutor Support ™

Get as much help as you want from your personal course tutor via phone and email.

Latest course materials

This is a brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content

Awarding body: ABC Awards
Our course ref: X105

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework.  ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our students.

Study Hours

Up to 60 hours, which is around 20 minutes per day for 6 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours.  This is usually ample time for learners, even with full time jobs and other commitments.  Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, tutor-marked questions, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards. The Course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.  Tens of thousands of people each year further their education with an ABC award.

Additional Information
Level 1
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
Developing and Applying Number Skills

Develop your understanding of developing and applying number skills.

Each unit in this programme is broken down into 4 sections:

Section 1 – Quick Quiz
Section 2 – Maths Guide
Section 3 – Mock Assessment
Section 4 – Assessment

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.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

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).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

Surprised at how easy it all was
Savannah Moran

I was really surprised how easy the enrolment process was and how fast materials arrived.

Way more positive than school
Kris Genders

A positive learning experience. Unlike school. Did the basic English course too and will leave the same review.

Keep moving up!
Kyle Cole

A thoroughly enjoyable experience, now doing the intermediate.

Could easily talk to my tutor
A. Liszewski

My tutor was very easy to talk to, I could ask for advice and never felt silly.