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Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching Level 3 Award

Teacher Education HE Part-time


Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching City & Guilds Level 3 Award

This course is designed for people that teach Functional Skills and GCSE Maths within Further Education. It is ideal for teachers who have L2/ GCSE Maths themselves, but want to improve skills to Level 3. It is a bridging qualification to the L5 Subject Specialism Certificate. This is a part-time attendance based course. The programme is recognised by the Department for Education and Skills. It is recommended for teachers of Functional Skills and GCSE Maths.

The course allows a teacher to develop their Maths Subject Specialism. Although applicants should be aware that all teachers of Maths are required to gain a full initial teaching qualification (CertEd/PGCE) in addition. The qualification has been developed in response to sector demand for a specific qualification for Functional Skills teachers to be developed. It is of particular value as a ‘bridging’ programme for Skills for Life (SfL) teachers who are aiming to become Level 5 subject specialists.

Available Courses
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 04/11/2021
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Thursday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Length: 21 weeks
Fees: £495.00
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Bedford College
Starts: 02/11/2021
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Length: 21 weeks
Fees: £495.00
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Course Information

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for those teachers of Maths who want a subject specific qualification. Candidates are required to at least hold Level 2/ GCSE Maths and there must be confidence that an applicant’s Numeracy Skills are at a standard in order to be able to progress to the study of these skills at Level 3. The qualification is appropriate for people above the age of 19. There is no requirement to be observed doing any practical teaching.

Course content

The course is a part-time attendance based programme. Sessions will take place once a week.

  • Using mathematics: academic subjects
  • Using mathematics: professional and vocational contexts
  • Using mathematics: public and personal life
Assessment methods

4 x 2hr unit tests at the end of each Module

Further study and career options

The course is ideal for candidates who wish to progress to subject specific numeracy teacher education programmes. This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practise their personal skills in Maths required for entry to specialist teaching qualifications. The qualification was developed to cover the criteria for entry to mathematics (numeracy) teacher training in the lifelong learning sector.

On successful completion learners could progress onto a higher level subject specialist teaching course

Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Unemployed offer

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.


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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.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


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.