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Functional Skills Maths Level 1, Spring Term

Course Level

Level 1

Start Date

Tue 1 Feb 2022


16 weeks


Course content

  • 1. Read, write, order and compare large numbers (up to one million)
  • 2. Estimate answers to calculations using fractions and decimals
  • 3. Work with simple ratio and direct proportions
  • 4. Convert between units of length, weight, capacity, money and time, in the same system
  • 5. Represent discrete data in tables, diagrams and charts including pie charts, bar charts and line graphs


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 functional skills

The course allows learners to build upon their maths skills working towards more complex problems in everyday work and life situations in order to possibly progress onto the level 2 qualification and GCSE’s.


Course content:

This course enables you to further develop your proficiency in mathematics. We will cover a range of skills during the course. The content ranges 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.


  • 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.

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, presentations and discussion.

    What can I do after this course?

    Progress onto level 2 functional maths.


Course details

  • Tutor: Charlotte Barnett
  • Time: 1230-1430
  • Provision: LCC
  • Term: Spring
  • Location: Online Class
  • Full fee: Free
  • Concessionary fee: Free


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