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Basic Maths
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Basic Maths

Has Maths always been a problem for you? This Basic Maths course deals with a number of basic mathematical concepts that will be used during your study and/or work life. When you have worked through this unit you will be able to:
 

Understand the number system and relationships between sizes of objects

Appreciate and work with some basic elements in algebra and algebraic manipulation

Solve simple and simultaneous equations and transpose equations

Apply rounding rules to the results of calculations

Calculate binomial coefficients

Use an extended set of calculator functions

 
How does the course work?

As with any distance learning course we offer, you will be able to learn from the comfort of your own home. There will be no time constraints and no need to fit around a busy college schedule. You can manage your studies around family life or a full-time job. 

Easy to access course materials and an interactive online portal means you can make the most of the content we provide. You will also have access to learndirect tutors via email, phone, or through the online portal. You will also be able to interact with other students, share questions and discuss the topic you are studying. 

Section 1 - Numbers
 
Our Number System
The Number Line
Counting Numbers
Parts of Counting Numbers
Rounding
Comparisons of Numbers
Percentages
Summary
 
Section 2 - Algebra
 
Letters for Numbers
Indices, Powers and Exponents
Basic Rules for Products Involving Indices
Sequence of Operations
Directed (or Signed) Numbers
Manipulating Arithmetic Fractions
Multiplication and Division in Algebra
Use of Brackets
Summary
 
Section 3 - Equations and Coefficients
 
Simple Equations
Changing the Subject of a Formula
Simultaneous Equations
Expanding Brackets
Coefficients
Inequalities
Summary
 
Section 4 - Using a Calculator
 
Basic Calculations
The Square Root Function
The Square Function
The General Power Function
The Factorial Function
The Scientific Notation
Use of the Memory Facility
Combination of Functions
Summary

Please note that online access is required in order to complete this course.

Assessment for this course is online through our Virtual Learning Environment. Learners are required to submit one assignment after their first unit followed by a 'Final' paper.

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 2 Basic Maths Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Basic Maths

Has Maths always been a problem for you? This Basic Maths course deals with a number of basic mathematical concepts that will be used during your study and/or work life. When you have worked through this unit you will be able to:
 

Understand the number system and relationships between sizes of objects

Appreciate and work with some basic elements in algebra and algebraic manipulation

Solve simple and simultaneous equations and transpose equations

Apply rounding rules to the results of calculations

Calculate binomial coefficients

Use an extended set of calculator functions

 
How does the course work?

As with any distance learning course we offer, you will be able to learn from the comfort of your own home. There will be no time constraints and no need to fit around a busy college schedule. You can manage your studies around family life or a full-time job. 

Easy to access course materials and an interactive online portal means you can make the most of the content we provide. You will also have access to learndirect tutors via email, phone, or through the online portal. You will also be able to interact with other students, share questions and discuss the topic you are studying. 

Modules

Section 1 - Numbers
 
Our Number System
The Number Line
Counting Numbers
Parts of Counting Numbers
Rounding
Comparisons of Numbers
Percentages
Summary
 
Section 2 - Algebra
 
Letters for Numbers
Indices, Powers and Exponents
Basic Rules for Products Involving Indices
Sequence of Operations
Directed (or Signed) Numbers
Manipulating Arithmetic Fractions
Multiplication and Division in Algebra
Use of Brackets
Summary
 
Section 3 - Equations and Coefficients
 
Simple Equations
Changing the Subject of a Formula
Simultaneous Equations
Expanding Brackets
Coefficients
Inequalities
Summary
 
Section 4 - Using a Calculator
 
Basic Calculations
The Square Root Function
The Square Function
The General Power Function
The Factorial Function
The Scientific Notation
Use of the Memory Facility
Combination of Functions
Summary

Requirements

Please note that online access is required in order to complete this course.

Assessment

Assessment for this course is online through our Virtual Learning Environment. Learners are required to submit one assignment after their first unit followed by a 'Final' paper.

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 2 Basic Maths Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

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