Lewisham Council - Adult education course details


Maths - Entry Level 3 - Introduction to Functional Skills (MATHS03)

This short course will help you improve your maths skills for life and work. You will develop your understanding of numbers and be able to read, write, compare, order and approximate whole numbers up to 1000. You will explore calculation methods for whole numbers. You will develop an understanding of common fractions and equivalent forms. At the end of the course you will feel more confident to use maths for life and work.
Compass Day Centre
32 34 Watsons Street
Se8 4au
17 September 2018

10 December 2018

Number of weeks

Day of the week:
Various days including evenings

To enrol call 020 8314 6959 Monday to Thursday 10am–4pm. More ways to enrol
What prior knowledge, experience and qualifications will I need?
Good reading skills are required. Priority will be given to learners progressing from entry level 2 with ALL. There will be a pre-course assessment.
Learning Goals:
Apply written and mental methods for addition and subtraction of whole numbers. Multiply and divide numbers up to 100 by a single digit number. Read, write and understand common fractions such as 3/4, 2/3, 1/10. Attend a minimum of 20 out of 24 sessions on time.
What teaching methods will the tutor use?
The tutor will use a range of whole group, small group and individual activities, tasks and exercises to suit a range of learning styles.
What assessment methods will the tutor use?
The tutor will use a range of assessment methods including: diagnostic tests, regular practice and review exercises and homework.
Will extra work be required outside the class times?
In order to make good progress, self-study outside of the classroom will be required. Homework will be set on a regular basis. Learners will be expected to access ALL Moodle (VLE) for support outside class time (we offer free access to WiFi and computers in our café areas for this purpose).
What materials will I need for the course and how much will they cost?
You will need to bring a pen, pencil, ruler, writing pad, an A4 ring binder and a non-scientific calculator to each lesson. You should not need to spend more than £5 on these items.
What do I need to bring to the first class?
Writing materials: folder, dividers, paper, pen, pencil, paper and ruler; calculator.
Options when finished
The tutor will take account of attendance, punctuality and commitment to study when determining progression routes. You can progress from this class into a functional skills class to work towards a maths Functional Skills qualification. ALL offers internal opportunities to join preparation for employment courses - ask at reception about Job Club.
Additional information
To enrol on this course, you must first book an appointment for a pre-course assessment. You will have an assessment of your maths skills and an interview with one of our specialist Maths tutors to help identify the most suitable course for you. Please allow up to 2.5 hours for this appointment. Please bring any Maths certificates you have and bring proof of ID with you. We will check your eligibility and answer any further questions you may have. On course, you are expected to attend all sessions and participate fully.

For general enquiries and course availability information call 0208 314 3300. For more detailed information and guidance about the course:


Sue East – Curriculum Leader
Tel: 020 8314 8797