Are employers asking for qualifications you don't have? If you need a maths qualification to improve your CV or boost your confidence, our nationally recognised maths qualifications from City & Guilds are a great way to show you can apply your maths skills in a practical way. Brushing up on your maths skills will help you to:
We'll help you gain the essential skills you need to solve number problems easily at work and at home, and get a qualification too.
We offer qualifications at entry level 3, level 1 and level 2. You can do different sized qualifications at each level, depending on your learning needs. Here's a simple guide to our different levels of qualifications. But don't worry, we're here to help advise which qualification is best for you before you begin.
Before you start, we'll check which level you should be working towards. We'll also see what skills you already have in the different areas of the qualification, so you don't cover what you already know.
You will complete your qualification in a learndirect centre with face to face support from our friendly centre staff. Once you have got started you can also carry on your learning at home or wherever you have internet access
Your tutor will be there to give you advice, and you'll have regular progress reviews to keep you on track. For each course, you'll do tasks and activities to show how you can apply your new skills, and build up a folder of your learning work.
The great thing about our maths qualifications is that there's no test! Once you've finished all your courses and completed your tasks and activities, your work will be reviewed by City & Guilds to gain your qualification.
Thanks to Government funding your courses and qualification could be free. We'll confirm this with you before you start.
We'll put together the right courses from each area to suit your needs and the type of qualification you want to gain. Depending on the level, type and size of qualification you're working towards, you'll do a variety of online courses, along with some paper tasks too. Your maths qualification could be made up of the following subject areas:
A lack of everyday maths skills can really hold you back. This area of your maths qualification takes you back to basics by working with whole numbers - a great first step to number confidence. You'll learn:
Sharing the bill at an office party, dividing work equally between your team, or working out a 20% discount in the sales - all these use parts of numbers like fractions and percentages. We'll give you confidence to make your numbers add up. You'll learn how to:
If you work with plans and diagrams, a good understanding of space and shape will make the task easier. Shape skills can help with everything from using space effectively when you're packing, to stacking shelves or planning a new room layout. In this part of your maths qualification, you'll learn about:
We all need to measure things every day. From organising your office space, working with money, keeping track of time to measuring food for a recipe, you could learn how to:
If you need to read data from bar charts, tables or maps, or get information from a timetable, we can help you develop skills to understand and use data, and create data displays of your own. You'll learn how to:
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