York College

Who is this course aimed at?

This course aims to help people who would like a Functional Skills qualification in Maths or who would like to do a GCSE but haven’t been in education for some time. We can help you develop your Maths skills prior to a GCSE course

Overview of the course

Improving knowledge of Maths will help students get jobs, gain promotion and generally improve their skills in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

You do not need formal qualifications but you would be expected to have an assessment interview to place you on the correct level course.

If you have previously gained a Functional Skills Maths qualification, you can enrol to the next level.

Dates and Course Durations

Improving Maths- September (Eve) – 23rd Sep 2021 – 23rd Jun 2022, Mondays, 6pm – 8.30pm, 32 weeks

Improving Maths- September (Day) – 21st Sep 2021 – 21st Jun 2022, Tuesdays, 9.30am – 12pm, 33 weeks

Improving Maths- September (Aft) – 29th Sep 2021 – 8th Jun 2022, Wednesdays, 12.30pm – 3pm, 30 weeks

Level 2 Maths - September (Eve) – 21st Sep 2021 – 21st Jun 2022, Tuesdays, 6pm – 8.30pm, 33 weeks

Level 2 Maths - September (Day) – 20th Sep 2021 – 27th Jun 2022, Mondays, 9.30am – 12pm, 33 weeks

Level 2 Maths- January (Eve) – 17th Jan 2022 – 23rd Jun 2022, Mondays, TBC

English & Maths Workshop - September (Day) – 24th Sep 2021 – 24th Jun 2022, Fridays, 9.30am – 12pm, 32 weeks

English & Maths Workshop – Summer (Day) – 3rd Aug 2021 – 31st Aug 2021, Tuesdays, TBC, 5 weeks

Course Modules/units

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn or improve your basic number skills
  • Work with measure, shape and space
  • Use the four rules of numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Use a calculator
  • Use and interpret charts, graphs, tables and statistics
  • Develop problem-solving skills

Study Methods

The course is delivered by experienced tutors using a variety of interesting resources.

We will work with you to identify the things you need to work on in order to achieve your goals. Sessions are friendly and fun and allow you to work at your own pace.


There is one exam with two parts (calculator and non-calculator). Functional Skills exams can be taken at regular times throughout the course, when you are ready.

Course Fees

For most people the course will be FREE as they are funded by the government. However, if you already have a GCSE grade C/4 or above in this subject, are studying for a higher education qualification, or haven’t lived in the UK or EU for the past three years, there may be a fee.

Additional costs

All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, some courses may require additional study from home, you may need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning. You will be made aware of any additional study time at the time of enrolment.


Students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

Course progression

Successful completion of these courses will generate a deeper understanding of functional Maths, developing communication skills, written work and analytical reading skills

Career progression

You will be equipped with the basic skills and knowledge in Maths to help you progress and develop in a number of job opportunities to suit your personal needs and interests.

Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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