Functional Skills Maths (BMBC)

Maths functional skills

Thurnscoe Library (Media Room) – Mondays (12.45 – 15.00)

Functional skills Maths

Who it’s for

This qualification is suitable for you if you want:

  • a formal Edexcel functional maths qualification
  • to become more confident in using numbers
  • to demonstrate your maths skills on a CV
  • progress on to further education

Course duration

The course varies in length but most learners take 36 weeks to complete one level. You will attend once a week for 2 hours.

Course content

You will improve your maths skills within a group of learners working towards the same qualification.

Topics might be:

  • using number
  • fractions, decimals and percentages
  • calculating with money
  • using shapes to solve everyday problems
  • graphs and charts

Entry requirements

You will need to complete our short initial assessment with a qualified tutor.  This helps us to find the class that’s most suitable for you.

Course fees

Functional maths courses are free.

How to apply for the course

If you are a new learner you will need to make an appointment for an initial assessment by contacting the Eldon Centre on 01226 775270 or 775271

What can I do next?

Gaining a formal qualification can help you to progress in work or go on to further education

Find out more

Visit us at
The Eldon Centre, Eldon Street North, Barnsley S71 1LQ or pop into Thurnscoe Library regarding the Monday afternoon session.

Call us on
01226 775270 or 775271

Email us at

We are open
Monday to Thursday – 8.30am – 5.00pm
Friday – 8.30am – 4.30pm

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