Practical activities to engage maths learners (Code: C1187)

This course will focus on practical teaching activities that can be used with learners to develop their understanding of some basic topics. A range of activities that differentiate and engage, will be tested and discussed.

You will also consider other ways of using these activities to fit with your learners and the environment in which you teach.

Pricing options

The course price is £50 per individual

For those employed at a non-SFA funded organisation, the price will be £75

SET members get 15% discount

In-house price per organisation

  • £880 for up to 16 participants
  • £1700 for 17 to 32 participants


Date: 18/08/2021
Price: from £50.00
All free places taken
Date: 25/08/2021
Price: from £50.00
1 Free place available
Booking Close Date: 24/08/2021
Session 1
Date: 25/08/2021 14:00 - 16:00
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Free Places

A limited number of free places are offered on this course. Please see the 'Upcoming' section above for current availability. Free places are offered to ensure greater diversity on our courses, so to qualify you must either:

  • Work in an organisation in one of the 12 opportunity areas (Blackpool, Bradford, Derby, Doncaster, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire, Hastings, Ipswich, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough, Stoke, West Somerset)
  • Work in an organisation with an annual turnover of less than £500,000
  • Consider yourself to have a disability
  • Come from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background

You must also agree to be contacted by our evaluation team.

To book a free place find a course that has free places remaining and book a single place. At the payments stage of the booking you will be asked to tell us which of the three criteria you meet. Once selected, click on the 'recalculate' button to reduce the cost of the booking to zero and complete the booking.

If, for whatever reason, you are unable to attend, please advise us at least one week before the course takes place. This will allow us to offer the free place to someone else who works in the FE sector, so they can take advantage of this offer.

SET Membership

SET members are entitled to an exclusive 15% discount off this ETF professional development course.

Find out more about SET membership on the Society for Education and Training (SET) website.

Who is this for?

This course is for teachers and other practitioners delivering either Functional Skills or GCSE maths in the Further Education and Training sector.

Training aim

This course will provide participants with a range of strategies, approaches and activities to support learners to develop their understanding and confidence in basic topics which are vital to a learners' progression within the subject.


At the end of the course you will have:

  • Identified activities that you can use to support learners in developing their understanding of some basic topics.
  • Reflected on how you might use these activities and approaches in your own teaching.
  • Exchanged ideas and considered opportunities.


Two hours.

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