Maths for Parents and Carers

Who is this course for?

Do you want to learn basic maths skills?

Do you want to be able to support your children with their school work?

Do you want to support your children with catching up on what they may have missed?

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

If so then this short course may be for you.


This course is designed to develop your basic maths skills as parents and carers in order for you to gain confidence in using written methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in everyday situations.  For many adults it has been a while, (perhaps their own school days!) since doing any maths, and skills are easily forgotten along the way.  If parents or carers feel with doing home schooling during lockdown with their children that they struggled with their maths, then this is the ideal starting point to refresh those skills.





Start Date

End Date


Hatley Heath FETC (West Bromwich)* Wednesday 1pm - 3pm 12/05/2021 16/06/2021
Ron Davis Centre (Smethwick)* Monday 1pm - 3pm 10/05/2021 14/06/2021
Tipton College* Wednesday 9.30am - 11.30am 12/05/2021 14/06/2021

*Blended courses are taught via a combination of classroom based learning and online classes. To find out more about how Blended and Online courses are delivered Click Here

Course Details

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

The benefits of this course

Learning in a supportive environment, away from the demands of normal life, where professional teaching, differentiated for individual need, will support understanding, progression and individual achievement.  You will develop your basic maths skills and gain confidence that will help you move on to a qualification course.



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.



An in house SAFL certificate will be provided when learners have achieved their agreed learning outcomes.

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 and work towards a full level 2 qualification that can be used for work or further study.


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


This course runs for 2 hours per week for 5 weeks