Functional skills maths classes

Course costs

Functional Skills maths courses are free, they are funded by the Government.

Course location

Maths Functional Skill classes run at a number of popular city venues but also, we offer online classes.

Course dates

We run classes during the school term times.

Maths classes will start mid September and will continue through Spring and Summer terms.

Classes are normally one session per week and we have them available every weekday.

  • Morning classes are from 9.15 until 11.45am
  • Afternoon classes are from 12.30pm until 3pm
  • Evening classes are from 6.30pm until 9pm


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.

Maths skill level

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.

Entry requirements

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 expect 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 and the most challenging is Level 2, which is classed as equivalent to a GCSE Grade 4 (what used to be a Grade C).

When enrolling you will be asked why you want to do maths (your goal) and depending on your goal you will be guided on the qualification level best suited to your needs.

Sign-up for a course

Visit Adult Education Coursefinder and follow the steps to register your intention to join a Maths Functional Skills class.

Once we have received your application, the maths team will contact you to complete the enrolment process. This may be done over the phone or by inviting you to attend an advice and guidance and assessment session.

If you don’t feel able to apply online, you can come in to talk to at enrolment & guidance: however, at these sessions you will have to use computers at the venues to fill in an online enrolment form.

Please look on Adult Education or Coventry City Council Facebook pages for updated information of changes made as a result of COVID-19.

Maths managers can be contacted by email  or phone 024 7697 2511, 024 7697 2520, 024 7697 2523.

The Adult Education district office number is 024 7697 5200.

Identity and eligibility criteria needed for enrolment

You will need to prove your identity and eligibility criteria. To do this we need to see some ID.

  • If you were born in the UK please bring your birth certificate, driving licence or passport.
  • If you are an EU citizen please bring your passport/ID card
  • Otherwise, please bring your residents' permit, passport with visa or whatever documentation you have that shows your resident status.

Other maths courses

We also offer GCSE maths courses.