Preparing for Further Education
Numeracy and Literacy courses:
These courses are designed to help you get back into learning if you have not studied for some time and want to move onto further education (i.e. GCSE, Access to Higher Education or AS level qualifications).
Many adults leave school without the necessary skills for life. This can mean it is difficult to make the most of the opportunities available. These courses are suitable for any adult wishing to gain skills to enable them to achieve their full potential. Getting a qualification won’t just improve your skills – it will help others judge what you can do and how well you can do it.
When you apply for either the numeracy or the literacy course, we may ask you to take a short test on a computer. This is to find out your level of skills in maths. The test (assessment) is a tool to help us determine your current level of skills. It also lets us know if you need any support with your studies.
Edexcel - Functional Skills - numeracy - Level 1
The test instructions are easy to follow and we’ll help you log on to the system. You will have plenty of time to work through the questions.
6.00 to 8.00 pm
The course will give you confidence in using:
whole numbers & negative numbers
adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers
fractions, decimals and percentages
common measures, money, time, length, weight, capacity and temperature
find mean and range
Examples of situations when you would use numeracy are:
v Understanding an electric bill
v Checking your change in a shop
v Estimating how much paint to buy to decorate your kitchen
AQA - Functional Skills - literacy - Level 1 & 2
Tuesday Evening 7
.00 to 9.00 pm
The course will give you confidence in:
Examples of situations when you would use literacy are:
v Completing a form
v Phoning for a doctor’s appointment
v Writing a formal letter