Step Up Maths


Course Key

Shapes creating the word maths on a background showing various equations  

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Course Fee  *FREE

Who is this course for?

Do you need to brush up on your maths skills before taking a qualification in maths?

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 short course is for adult learners who want to brush up on their maths skills before undertaking a formal qualification in maths. It allows you to revise and re-enforce the skills needed in order to study for a Level 1 or Level 2 qualification.  





Start Date

End Date

Hateley Heath FETC, West Bromwich Monday 1pm - 3pm 14/10/2024 02/12/2024 Enquire Now
Ron Davis Centre, Smethwick Thursday 1pm - 3pm 17/10/2024 05/12/2024 Enquire Now
Tipton College, Tipton Wednesday 9:30am - 11:30am 16/10/2024 04/12/2024 Enquire Now
Tipton College, Tipton Wednesday 9:30am - 12pm 12/06/2024 17/07/2024 Enquire Now
Ron Davis Centre, Smethwick Thursday 12:30pm - 3pm 13/06/2024 18/07/2024 Enquire Now
Hateley Heath FETC, West Bromwich Thursday 12:30pm - 3pm 13/06/2024 18/07/2024 Enquire Now

Course Details

This course is for learners who want to brush up their maths skills and gain confidence before undertaking a qualification in maths.

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   

Learners will develop their maths skills within a range of skill areas. This will include; establishing skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division before using these skills to help you work with fractions, decimals and percentages; developing skills of using measurements in everyday situations to help improve confidence; work with information to help you create charts and graphs to present information.



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.


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

At the end of this course learners may want to progress to complete a Functional Skills qualification in Maths. 

Equipment Required

 Writing paper and a pen


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