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Entry Requirements

There are no set entry requirements. Before starting the course, you will be assessed for suitability and to agree the level you can study. Prior qualifications will be used where appropriate.

Who is the course for

These are part-time courses suitable for adults (over 19 years old) that have been out of full-time education for some time. Functional Skills is for students who need to gain a solid understanding of the basic mathematical skills needed for further study, the workplace or everyday life. Everyday decisions are often based on mathematical information. Developing your maths skills will help you to make the best choices.

Course Content

You will work on studying maths problems set in practical, real-life contexts. You will be identifying, analysing and interpreting mathematical information within a variety of situations. This will involve all areas of maths, including:

  • number
  • measure, shape and space
  • handling data

Study Methods

The course is delivered over 10 weeks of classroom taught lessons for 2.25 hours a week. You will be expected to combine this with a further 2 hours of guided study a week. At the end of the course, you will take an exam. At both levels this will involve both non-calculator and calculator papers.

How is the course assessed

Exam – Two papers in one sitting. Non-calculator (25%) and Calculator (75%)

Where next - Further Studies

After successful completion of the Entry 3 course, you can look to progress to Level 1.

More Information

If you require more information, you can contact Candy White – School Administrator on 01895 471130 (Term time only), or the College Information and Guidance team on 01895 853333

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.