Functional Maths

Improve your Maths skills and get a qualification to improve your career and job prospects.

We will help you to find a suitable course, at the right level, near you. Please phone us on 020 8901 2691 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your assessment and interview. Please bring your ID (passport/visa) and any certificates you already have, when you come.

Functional Skills Maths

This course will help you improve your maths skills for everyday and working life. We offer courses for beginners and improvers with exams to help you gain a nationally recognised qualification.

On this course you will learn maths skills such as how to:

  • Recognise and describe number patterns
  • Add and subtract numbers and use multiplication and division to solve practical problems
  • Complete calculations involving money
  • Understand and use fractions and decimals in practical situations
  • Understand, estimate, measure and compare length, capacity, weight and temperature
  • Use metric units in everyday situations
  • Extract, use and compare information from lists, tables, simple charts and simple graphs

Course details

  • Start Date: September, January and April
  • Hours per week: 2 or 5 hours per week
  • Duration: 12 - 20 weeks
  • Course Fees: Functional Maths courses are free to eligible participants

To enrol or enquire you need to make an appointment for an assessment interview.
Please contact via email or telephone: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 0208 901 2691

Introduction to Functional Skills.

If you are 19+ and you want to learn or improve your Maths or ICT skills and get a nationally recognised qualification, these courses are for you. You will identify and work towards your own goals on your Individual Learning Plan and learn to use Maths or ICT skills in everyday contexts. At the end of the course you will take a Certificate in Functional Maths which can help you to progress towards Maths GCSE or a Certificate in Functional ICT which will help you progress in life and your career. These courses are offered at different levels so that you can study at the right level for you.

The Maths courses will help you to understand how maths can help to solve practical problems in everyday situations. You will learn how to use mathematical tools and strategies to make accurate calculations in a variety of everyday or work contexts such as money and measurements.

The ICT courses cover everyday skills such as using a computer safely and securely, using internet searches to find information, and using word processing, spreadsheets, database and email applications to create, store and share information for everyday and work related purposes.

Courses take place in schools, libraries and children’s centres in Harrow.