At AFCL we believe that strong mathematics skills can form an important part of everyday life.
We know that numeracy is important for individuals’ life chances, and for Doncaster’s economy as a whole. Half of the working-age population - have everyday maths skills roughly equivalent to those expected of a primary school child. If people's first experience of learning maths is negative it can lead to avoidance of numbers and general anxiety when confronted with numeracy based problems. They may feel they are unable to 'do Maths'.
We want to help people improve their ability to understand and use maths in daily life, home, and work. Whether that be improving household finances, helping children with homework, making more sense of the facts in the media, or improving numeracy skills specific to a line of work. Our programmes promote a growth mind-set that encourages learners to see that they are capable of improving their skills, no matter what their previous experience or skill level.
People who improve their numeracy skills are more likely to be in employment, have higher wages, and better wellbeing. Gaining a maths qualification at Level 2 or equivalent also unlocks the door to progress to higher levels of free training to secure a skilled job in our economy.
Introduction to Mathematics
A short course designed to introduce the key topics of numeracy.
Learners will learner what level of skills & knowledge they already have, before setting realistic targets to work towards. Learners can then progress onto a maths qualification.
Functional Skills Mathematics
This course concentrates on the practical application of numeracy skills used in everyday life.
The class will cover the following areas:-
- Number – Factions, percentages, decimals, ratio/proportion and formulas
- Measuring Shape & Space – Units of measurements, finding perimeter and area of shapes and Pi
- Handling Data – Reading and understanding data, presenting data, calculating averages, interpreting data and probability.
This is a 55hr qualification that leads to a GCSE equivalent qualification, culminating in an examination.
Maths, English and ESOL courses
Contact James Sandford: James.Sandford@doncaster.gov.uk
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