Maths for life and work - virtual (14RN57AL/22)

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Would you like to improve your maths skills? Perhaps you are looking to progress to further learning, an apprenticeship or just build your confidence to apply mathematical thinking to solve problems successfully in the workplace and at home in other real-life situations. If you’d like to advance your maths skills and achieve a qualification to show off your skills, then our Maths for Life and Work Virtual course could be just what you’re looking for and help you achieve your goal.

You don’t have to visit one of our centres to attend this course, the Maths for Life and Work Virtual courses are delivered virtually at various different times.

You’ll start your learning by coming along to an informal support session, where you’ll meet one of our tutors, discuss what it is you want to achieve and do some skills checks to help you to decide your next steps. Depending on the level of skills you currently have, this may involve spending more time in the support sessions to build your skills and confidence or moving directly into the qualification course.

To support you to achieve your qualification there is an expectation that you will complete a minimum of one hour of independent study per week to ensure that you are ready for your assessments; your tutor will discuss this with you and ensure that you have the support you need to achieve your goals.

What are you doing to keep learners safe?

The safety of our learners and staff is our top priority and we’ve made some big changes to our centres, from socially-distanced training rooms to staggered start times. If you choose to attend one of our classrooms in a centre then things will look different, but our staff will be as friendly and helpful as ever and are really excited to welcome learners back. Of course, if you choose to attend our virtual classroom from home, then that is fine too. Our staff and tutors have been really busy over the last few months ensuring that we can provide you will the same quality of teaching and learning virtually as we do in the classroom.

If you’re concerned about visiting one of our centres, please get in touch so we can discuss it with you.

What will I learn?

You will be able to develop your skills in the three main aspects of maths:

  • Use and apply numbers in everyday situations including whole numbers of any size, fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Use common measures and work out simple relationships between common units of measurements to define quantities including money, time, weight, length and capacity
  • Select, construct and interpret a range of statistical diagrams in various contexts using tables, diagrams, charts and graphs to extract and interpret information.

What is it like to learn with East Riding Adult Learning and Employability?

At East Riding Adult Learning and Employability we pride ourselves on the support we give to our learners, from the very first phone call, right through to achieving your learning aims and beyond to ensure that you have the skills, knowledge and resources you need to reach your goals.

When you enrol on your maths course, your tutor will work with you to give you advice on the best ways to develop your maths skills and which level of qualification you should work towards. They will discuss with you all of the support we have available and together you will plan out your learning journey.

All of our Maths support sessions and functional skills courses take place in small, friendly and welcoming classes, where you will have the opportunity to take part in activities to practice your skills independently and as part of a group.

You’ll have regular 1-1 time with your tutor to discuss your progress and identify opportunities for further development. Your tutor will work with you to make sure that you always have the support you need to achieve your learning aim and to give you information about other opportunities you can access, whether this is developing your maths or digital skills or exploring options that are relevant to your wider goals. They’ll make you aware of other resources you can access, such as employability programmes to help you to get the job you want, or one of our other courses that will support your creativity, health or wellbeing.

What do I need to join the course?

You don’t need to have any previous experience of studying maths, but you must be committed to attending the sessions and achieving your qualification.

As this course will be delivered virtually through Microsoft Teams you will need to ensure that you are able to connect to the internet, have access to a web browser (such as Goole Chrome or Microsoft Edge) and are confident in using a laptop or a PC as all teaching and learning activities will take place online; this will involve the use of web-based resources, as well as using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Desktop Publisher.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

You will need access to the internet and a laptop or PC. You might like to use a headset and microphone during the session, although this is not essential.

In addition, you will need to install the Microsoft Teams app on your device. This is available as a free download; if you need any support in installing the app, please contact us on 01482 887670 or email as soon as possible before your course starts.

If you have never attended virtual training before we recommend that you attend our short Preparing for virtual learning course before your maths course begins, although this is not essential. To enrol, please search for the course on our Course Booking System from East Riding of Yorkshire Council or contact us on one of the methods above.

What could I do next?

When you’ve completed your learning, you will have the opportunity to discuss your next steps with our team. You might choose to continue improving your Maths by working towards the next level of qualification or moving on to a related subject, such as creative writing or poetry.

You might choose instead to develop your English or digital skills or to work towards a qualification in these areas. Please discuss options available with your tutor or follow the link below to explore our range of courses available at the Course Booking System from East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.