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Functional Skills Maths

English & Maths at Central Bedfordshire College (CBC).


Functional Skills Maths

This course is for those who wish to improve or develop their existing maths skills, and gain qualifications nationally recognised by employers and training providers. Your areas of study will include: Number, Geometry and Data Handling skills. You will develop your understanding and application of maths in a variety of contexts in preparation for the examinations.

Course information

Need to know

How will I learn?

A range of activities at the appropriate level that will develop the range of maths skills.

How will I be assessed?

The formal assessment will be a non-calculator paper, followed by a calculator paper. This will be a controlled assessment. There will be practice assessments during the course that will assess how your skills are developing.

Next steps

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed onto?

Progressed onto higher level courses, normally other Entry Level or Level 1 Maths.

What are the expected employment sectors for this course?

Wide-ranging Maths skills are key in all forms of employment

Additional information

Equipment and other costs

Travel to college

What additional work outside of college will I need to do

Tutors will set tasks to complete that will support and enhance the work done in college.

English and Maths courses will start in September, the perfect time to brush up on your skills.

Classes and courses are held at a range of campuses. Please see below for examples and contact Amy Stevens on for more information.

Please note there are no weekend classes or online courses at this time.

Kingsway Campus, Dunstable: Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

Incuba, Dunstable: Monday evening.

Dallow Road Community Centre, Luton: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Morning as well as Tuesday afternoon.

Available Courses
Cbc Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Part Time

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.