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Functional Skills Mathematics at FutureSkills @ MediaCity UK - Salford City College

Course description

For some students, retaking GCSE mathematics straight away will not be the right path. If you do not gain a passing grade in GCSE mathematics, or achieve a 1 or 2, then you will be enrolled onto a functional skills mathematics course. This will allow you to develop maths skills in realistic contexts and earn qualifications before you try the GCSE again.

Course content

  • Numbers: finding percentages, fractions and ratios in given realistic contexts
  • Shape: deal with spatial problems such as designing the layout of a room/house garden
  • Data: calculating ranges and averages and drawing conclusions to solve real world problems


Either paper based exam or online assessment

Future opportunities

The next step once you have gained functional skills level 1 is to join a GCSE course in order to gain a grade 4

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: 28 September 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year

Contact details


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    • FutureSkills is a superb new state of the art centre based in the heart of MediaCityUK – a leading international hub for Creative and Digital sectors. The centre offers specialist courses in Music production and performance, AAT, Hospitality, Professional Construction and a wide range of apprenticeships. MediaCityUK is a vibrant place in which to study, live and socialise. Home to major BBC and ITV departments, MediaCityUK is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain. Those studying at MediaCityUK love the atmosphere, range of facilities, cafes, restaurants, shops and world class events that take place – it really is an exciting place to be a part of. Many learners get the opportunity to be involved in activities at MediaCityUK including work experience at the Damson Restaurant, singing at Damson for themed evenings and entertaining large crowds at festivals. The opening of FutureSkills 2 from September 2014 will also see the launch of Media provision – specialising in production for TV, radio and film.