Lewisham Council - Adult education course details


Maths - Level 1 - Introduction to Functional Skills (MATHS04)

This introductory course will help you improve your maths skills for life and work. You will explore whole and fractional (common fractions, decimals and percentages) in practical contexts including using money and metric system. You will learn to apply a range of calculation methods and checking strategies and will increase your confidence to make sense of mathematical information and results. At the end of the course you will feel more confident to use maths for life and work and will likely have discovered that maths can be enjoyable.
Brockley Rise Centre
Brockley Rise
Crofton Park
Se23 1pr
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 and comprehension skills are required. Priority will be given to learners progressing from entry 3.There will be a pre-course assessment.
Learning Goals:
Recognise, order and compare whole and fractional numbers in practical contexts. Apply understanding of numerical relationships to continue sequences and read scales. Read, estimate, measure and compare length, weight and capacity using metric units. 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 study outside class time and to use ICT learning tools (we provide 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 may find it useful to purchase a basic geometry set to support your studies. You should not need to spend more than £10 on these items.
What do I need to bring to the first class?
Writing materials; 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.

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