Finchley Colleges Mathematics courses from beginners to post GCSE level.


We offer the following qualifications in English and Mathematics from City & Guilds. Learners can achieve up to level 2 awards and certificates. There are no formal entry requirements.


Principles of Mathematics and English (3844), available at Level 1-2

The Principles of Mathematics and English are, on screen summative tests intended to be taken
following a period of learning.

Mathematics Skills and English Skills (3847), available at Entry 1 to Level 2

The Mathematics and English skills qualifications suite comprises 140 qualifications in total within
the suite. Each unit is a qualification in its own right, although units can also be combined into larger
qualifications. Learners are able to access any unit from within the suite, across all five levels.



What is the purpose of the City & Guilds Framework Mathematics and English qualifications?

These new qualifications are designed to help learners build their confidence and support
progression towards other qualifications such as Functional Skills or GCSE. They are on the
Qualifications and Credit Framework and, are based on the National Standards for Adult Numeracy
and Literacy. They are designed to be used as part of a programme of learning based on the Adult
Numeracy and Adult Literacy Core Curricula.

The Mathematics qualifications cover the skills of Number, Handling Data and Measure, Shape and
Space, as identified in the National Standards for Adult Numeracy.

The English qualifications cover the skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, as identified in
the National Standards for Adult Literacy.

Two main suites of qualifications are available - one involving a series of small portfolio-assessed
units focusing on particular skills, the other covering the principles of using mathematics and
English assessed through an onscreen test.

1.4 How can these qualifications be used?
The qualifications are designed to support mathematics and English learning in a range of contexts.
They are specially intended to support learners in England if they have yet to achieve A*-C GCSE or
Functional Skills at Level 2, as well as those wishing to develop these skills for work and life.

1.5 Are these qualifications a replacement for any particular qualification?
These qualifications build on the Adult Numeracy and Literacy Skills for Life qualifications, and can
support progress to a range of destinations.
They are not a replacement for Functional Skills or GCSEs, but can support progression towards
these and other qualifications.


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