Nothing. Functional Skills maths courses are funded by the Government.
We run classes all across the city (17 different venues in total). We can usually find a class at a venue to suit you.
We run classes during the school term times. This academic year our term dates will be:
You can enrol on a class at any time during the year.
Classes are one session per week and we have them available every weekday.
We have a crèche service available at some venues. If you need crèche, let us know when you enrol and we will do our best to find you a suitable class.
It doesn’t matter what standard your maths is, we can help! We accommodate anything from absolute beginners up to GCSE level in our Functional Skills classes.
There are no formal entry requirements, but your English needs to be good enough that you can understand what is being said in class and can read the exam paper. We recommend that you should have English at Entry Level 3 or above.
We offer 5 levels of Functional Skills maths qualifications.
The least difficult is Entry Level 1, which is aimed at people with no maths at all.
The most challenging is Level 2, which is classed as equivalent to a GCSE Grade 4 (what used to be a Grade C).
To make sure we get you signed up to the right class, we need to meet you for an assessment. At the assessment we will answer any questions you might have, find out what level of maths you are starting from and then find a class that meets your needs.
To arrange an assessment or if you have a question:
You will need to prove your identity and eligibility criteria. To do this we need to see some ID.
We will also need your National Insurance Number.
We also offer GCSE maths courses.