York College

Who is this course aimed at?

This is a widely recognised qualification that is often needed for employment or further training.

Some qualifications will start with an introductory course to build your confidence, check your starting point and build your basic skills.  

Entry Requirements

Students should be able to demonstrate that they have the commitment and motivation to complete the course and a grade D/3 in Maths GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2, or you can come in for an assessment and we will be able to advise you on the best course for you.

Dates and Times

Daytime and evening courses are available. Most are 2.5 hours per week.

Course Length

Most courses start in September 2019.

For late starters, there is an evening course that starts in November (3 hours a week).

Fast track courses start in January. These are 5 hours a week, either one full day or 2 evenings).

All courses finish at the end of May 2020.

Course Content

Numbers - fractions, ratios, percentages, tax and insurance. Factors and multiples.

Algebra - using algebra, number sequences. Investigating the properties of straight lines and curves.

Shape and Space - angles and geometry, scale diagrams and plans.

Handling Data - analysis of data and investigating probability.

Applications using mathematics to investigate a given problem.

Teaching Method(s)

The course consists of work in the classroom (teaching and problem solving), with an equivalent time spent on personal study and homework, including using online resources.

Exams and Assessments

Three 1 hour 30 minute exams (End of May/beginning June).


GCSE Mathematics (AQA).


Many of our students go on to Access to HE or other Level 3 courses, for the purpose of retraining or studying at university.

Course Fees

£0 - £811.

If you have not previously achieved a Grade C/4 or higher in GCSE Maths, the course is fully funded, with no cost to you, with the exception of adults currently on a higher education course.

If you are resitting to improve on a Grade C/4, you will be liable to pay a fee.

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, go to the How to Enrol page or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.

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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