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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Students will be able to progress on to the next level of Functional Skills in Mathematics or on to a GCSE Maths Course. Adults who wish to enrol in the Access to Higher Education Course will need to have achieved a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics or an alternative GCSE equivalent.

What are the entry requirements?

Students who would like to enrol on this course need to first come along to one of our initial assessment sessions so that we can ensure that you are on the correct course for you. Attendance at the initial assessment sessions can be arranged by calling the College reception.
The course starts in September, but there are opportunities throughout the year for students to enrol upon the course.

What does this programme involve?

You will learn to develop and practice your mathematics skills in all areas of the Maths curriculum. Your confidence in your mathematical abilities will increase and you will apply your mathematical learning to a variety of practical and real-life situations.
Skills taught on the course include:
Representing problems mathematically
You will be given the opportunity to develop the following skills:
- understand practical problems in familiar and unfamiliar contexts and situations - identify and obtain the necessary information to tackle a problem
- select mathematics in an organised way to find solutions
Analysing problems mathematically
You will be given the opportunity to develop the following skills:
- apply mathematics in an organised way to find solutions to straightforward practical problems
- use appropriate checking procedures
Interpreting mathematical problems and data
You will be given the opportunity to develop the following skills:
- interpret and communicate solutions to practical problems, drawing simple conclusions and giving explanations
The course runs for 32 weeks, and we offer both daytime and evening classes. There are usually no lessons during Hampshire school holidays. All students will have the opportunity to sit a Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics. Your course tutor will discuss with you when they believe you are ready to sit an assessment.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Students will be expected to attend weekly lessons which will be delivered as a mixture of taught sessions, group work, paired work and individual tasks. There is also the opportunity to practice with past assessment papers and there are regular assessment tasks/activities. There will be an emphasis on developing the ability to use and apply Maths in your daily life and work and develop reasoning and problem solving skills. There are opportunities throughout the year for students to be entered for their Maths assessments.

What else do I need to know?

Adult learners who wish to improve their confidence and skills in basic maths. The course is also suitable for adults who wish to support their children with maths at school, need to improve their skills in maths for their job, or to cope with mathematics that is used in everyday life. Learners can work towards qualifications in Functional Skills in Mathematics.

Paper and writing equipment. Notebook and ruler.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
D20V Eastleigh College 10/9/2018 Mon 10:00 – 13:00 32
D51V Eastleigh College 11/9/2018 Tue 18:30 – 21:00 32
D25V Eastleigh College 10/9/2018 Mon 18:30 – 21:00 32
D30V Eastleigh College 12/9/2018 Wed 18:30 – 21:00 32

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.

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Course Notice

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