Teaching Functional Skills Maths (Code: C1182)

The course is intended to support you to develop your understanding of what makes effective teaching, the factors that influence learning and your own pedagogy and ideas to use with your learners. Wherever you teach Functional Skills Maths, and whatever your role, we hope this course will help you understand better what is required to make your maths teaching a success for you, your organisation and, most importantly, for learners themselves.


No suitable dates or locations? Please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

Who is this for?

New maths teachers and experienced teachers new to teaching maths. 

Training aim

This course is about making new, existing, and aspiring teachers of maths in the post-compulsory sector aware of current good practice in maths and equipping them with the skills to be effective Functional Skills Maths teachers.


By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Motivate and engage reluctant learners and address barriers to maths learning.
  • Plan teaching and learning in accordance with the Reformed Subject Content for Functional Skills Mathematics.
  • Develop and use active approaches to developing learners' skills in: 1. Using numbers and the number system 2. Using measures, shape and space 3. Handling information and data.
  • Contextualise and apply maths to vocational learning and meaningful everyday situations.
  • Develop learners' problem-solving skills.
  • Use assessment for learning approaches to support Functional Maths.
  • Prepare learners for the requirements of summative assessment.


8 weeks, equivalent to two hours guided learning hours per week.

Contact us

If this course is not currently available at a suitable date/location, please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830
E: enquiries@etfoundation.co.uk