Foundation Certificate in Personal Finance/Freestanding Maths Qualifications/Functional Skills

Vocational Level 1

This is a course if you are looking to gain basic skills within Mathematics and progress to a further Level 2 programme.

This course is for you if...

…you have not yet gained a grade 3 or above in GCSE Mathematics and you want to improve your knowledge and understanding of mathematical and numerical processes.

Where can this course lead to?

Success in either Using Spatial Techniques or Using Data FSMQ leads on to GCSE study the following year.

What will I study on this course?

Students with a grade 3-2 in GCSE Mathematics will work towards their GCSE on a two year programme by studying a variety of GCSE maths themes. In the first year they will focus on grade 3 material and will also have the opportunity to take the Free Standing Mathematics Qualifications (FSMQ) and Money Management qualifications.

Students who have not gained a grade 3-2 in GCSE Mathematics will follow a Free Standing Mathematics Qualification in Money Management together with the Certificate in Personal Finance Level 1.

These courses help you to work towards a GCSE in Mathematics by developing your knowledge and understanding of mathematics through themed topic areas which involve ‘Money Matters’.

The Personal Finance course develops your knowledge and understanding of the financial sector.

Extended opportunities and enrichment

Students will get the opportunity to learn practical maths skills which can be transferred to further study or employment.


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