Everyday Maths

Who is this course for?

Do you want to learn basic maths skills?

Do you need to improve your maths to help you with everyday tasks?

Do you want to start your journey in getting a Level 2 qualification for employment?

If so then this course may be for you.


This course is for adult learners who are not confident when using Maths in everyday life and want to learn the basics in order to improve their everyday life. It is also a suitable starting point for adults wanting to pursue a Level 2 qualification in Maths for employment or further education purposes.






Start Date

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Course Details

This course is for learners who want to improve their maths skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification at entry level. The objective is to provide and re-enforce the basic skills required to help you with your maths in everyday scenarios. 


When you enrol with us we will ask you to complete a simple test. If your level of Maths is above this level then we will refer you to that level Maths course. We do this to make sure you are studying at the right level to ensure your personal growth and development.


You will be encouraged to attend regularly.  When you have completed this course you can progress onto the next stage of learning Maths. Our Maths courses progress all the way to Functional Skills Level 2 which is the same complexity as a GCSE Maths Qualification and is regarded as an equivalent Level 2 qualification with employers when looking for jobs. 


Entry Requirements

You will need to provide evidence that you have any of the following:

  • Been a resident of the UK/EU for the past three years.

  • Proof of immigration status
  • ​Aged 19+

The benefits of this course

Learners will develop their maths skills within a range of skill areas. This may include carrying out calculations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages, shape and space; money, time, weight, capacity, area and volume and handling data; how to interpret graphs, charts and find statistical averages from sets of data.



All learning at Sandwell Adult and Family Learning (SAFL) is supportive and safe and where possible professional teaching is personalised to the requirements of each learner. Learning support will be provided by the tutor. Teaching is through practical activities, group work and discussion. Full participation will require you to find some time to complete homework, which will be marked and commented on by the tutor with guidance to help you to know how to improve.


How will progress be monitored and assessed?

Your individual learning goals will be agreed at the beginning of the course and recorded on your individual learning plan (ILP).  The ILP will be used throughout the course to assess your progress.  The tutor will assess your learning during the sessions and will provide you with individual feedback.  You will be asked to provide feedback of your learning experience via a questionnaire.



At the end of the course and upon successful completion of a summative assessment learners will be awarded a nationally recognised certificate from City & Guilds.


After completing this course, could I progress onto another course?

At the end of this course learners may want to progress to the next level of studying maths.


There are no fees charged to you.

Your course fees are paid for through the West Midlands Combined Authority, which is government funding.


Equipment Required

 Writing paper and a pen