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Maths Functional Skills : Entry Level 1 - 3 at Gateway College

Course description

Students who are less comfortable with maths and have had either limited or no success with GCSE Maths are often allocated one of the Entry level functional skills courses. Students will complete a qualification at a level which is best suited to them and the precise level of entry is not decided until the students have settled into college and their teachers have checked where their abilities lie. All of the assessments are taken during class time and can be completed in sections to allow students to demonstrate understanding throughout the course. Students in a teaching group may be taking different levels of assessment, and some students may even complete more than one level qualification during the same academic year.

Course content

There will be 3 hours of Maths lessons per week.

Entry requirements

You will be placed on a Maths course which is suitable for your level, this will be based on previous Maths qualifications and assessments.


Examined using in class assignments taken in sections throughout the year.

Financial information

Free to all home students.

Future opportunities

Once a student has progressed through the Functional Skills Qualifications they may move on to a Free Standing Maths Qualification as part of a progression route to the GCSE Foundation course.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please visit our website at or see our prospectus.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 October 2017
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