York College

This course aims to help people who would like a Level 1 or 2 qualification in Maths or who want to do a GCSE but haven’t been in education for some time. We will help you to develop your maths skills.

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

Entry Requirements

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

Dates and Times

The 2021/22 academic year start dates are being finalised, applications/pre-enrolments for this course will open around May, please check our website around this time and apply/pre-enrol online. If you have any questions in the meantime please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Length

33 weeks.

Course Content

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn or improve your basic number skills
  • Know how to calculate, measure and handle money at home or work
  • 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

The courses are delivered by experienced tutors using a variety of interesting resources. Sessions are friendly and fun and allow you to work at your own pace.

Exams and Assessments

The course has an end assessment for a Functional Skills qualification in Maths.


A Functional Skills qualification in Maths.


Students successfully completing the course can move on to the next level, Access or GCSEs. They also use the skills developed to improve their chances of employment or to progress in their jobs.


For most people the course will be FREE as they are funded by the government. However, if you already have a GCSE grade C 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.

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 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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