Supporting maths learners from Entry level 3 to Level 2 (Code: C1229)

Summary "Teachers and pupils should be aware of the difference between infrequent mistakes that can be learned from and consistent mistakes that lead novice mathematicians onto the anxiety pathway. These sorts of mistakes are due to weak foundational knowledge that is more likely to generate errors and misconceptions." Ofsted, 2021

This interactive course will present practical strategies to support your maths learners by considering the mistakes and misconceptions commonly seen in our learning settings and in the summative assessments.


Online - August
Date: 30/08/2022
Price: no charge
Session 1
Date: 30/08/2022 15:00 - 17:00
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?

This course is for teachers and other practitioners delivering Functional Skills maths in the Further Education and Training sector. It may also be helpful for teaching assistants and practitioners supporting learners on vocational and foundation programmes.

Training aim

To help you support maths learners through Entry level 3 to Level 2 by considering common mistakes and misconceptions, identify the skills critical to learner progress and develop teaching and learning strategies to support learner achievement in maths.


On this course, you will:

  • examine the Entry level 3, Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills specifications
  • consider the errors, misconceptions, and difficulties many learners face when tackling maths
  • discuss a range of research-informed teaching approaches thought to be effective for maths learning
  • share a range of maths learning activities and consider how to adapt one for a different level or context. 


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