Maths – Level 1/2 (Bitesize)

Course Aim  

The course is for any learner (19+) who wishes to find out about a particular maths topic. Courses are aimed at Level 1 & Level 2

Length of Course 

One 2½ or 3 hour session.

Course Content 

Understanding loan sharks

This course is for adults (19+) who are interested in finding out about the nature of loan sharks, interests rates associated with loans and credit cards and in calculating final costs of loans.  

Interest Calculation

This course is for adults (19+) who are interested in finding out how to calculate interest rates on investments and loans, and the difference between simple and compound interest. 

Understanding Tax and NI Deductions

This course is for adults (19+) who are interested in finding out how TAX and NI deductions are calculated, and how to calculate what your monthly salary would be, after the deductions.

Money conversion - pound or euro

This course is for adults (19+) who are interested in finding out how to convert between currencies and the difference between buying and selling rates. 

Handling Ratios

This course is for adults (19+) who are interested in finding out about the different types of ratio questions, how to share an amount in a given ratio and how to find one part of the ratio when the other part is given. 

Learning Strategies 

Most of the courses are delivered online. You will join the online session and complete online tasks and assessments. In order to develop further, you may be given work to complete outside of the class hours.

Exams 

There will be no formal exam at the end of the session, but there will be an informal assessment to check your understanding of the topic.  

Other Information 

This course can lead you to joining a Level 1 Functional Skills maths class in September. You will be offered a maths initial assessment in the summer to determine which level is suitable. Please note that completion of this course will not lead to an automatic entry into a functional skills maths course

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