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Functional Skills Maths Level 1, Autumn 2021

Course Level

Level 1

Start Date

Mon 20 Sep 2021


16 weeks


Course content

  • Understand calculations, numbers and the number system
  • Understand measures of money, time, temperature, distance, length, weight, capacity, perimeter, area and volume, and shape and position.
  • Understand data, statistics, and probability
  • Develop an understanding of how to apply maths to real life and work place situations
  • Communicate effectively to a group and independently.


This course aims to further develop your maths skills, focusing on improving your abilities to a level where you may be able to progress to Level 2 Maths. The course allows you to build upon your maths skills, working towards more complex problems in everyday work and life situations.


Course content:

This course enables you to develop your ability in mathematics. We will cover a range of skills during the course, from fractions and decimals, to negative numbers, using graphs and tables to represent data and understanding basic ratio and probability. Weekly homework and self-study is a requirement of the course. You will have weekly lessons during term time for the duration of the course.


  • Completion of an initial assessment to identify level of study.

What do I need to do this course?

Notepad and pen. Protractor, compass, calculator, ruler and pencils. ICT equipment such as a PC or laptop that can open PDF’s and Word documents, internet access, TEAMS platform downloaded, email address.

Teaching Methods

  • ICT use, practical activities, verbal questioning and discussions, handouts, and informal feedback, written feedback and self- assessment tasks.

    How is your progress checked?

    Weekly feedback from tutor. Observation, questioning, group activities, mock exam, presentations and discussion.

    What can I do after this course?

    Progress onto level 2 functional maths.


Course details

  • Tutor: Lisa Murphy
  • Time: 1000-1200
  • Provision: LCC
  • Term: Autumn
  • Location: Online Class
  • Full fee: Free
  • Concessionary fee: Free


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