Noureddine Bedaoui - Maths

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Noureddine Bedaoui enrolled on a Maths GCSE course in September 2016. He completed the qualification in June 2017 gaining grade B. He achieved this whilst keeping a full time job as a delivery driver and raising his young family.

Noureddine’s goal is to become a maths teacher in a secondary school and to complete PGCE teacher training at university in order to achieve his goal. Because Noureddine was educated abroad, he also needed to gain a GCSE English qualification as part of his university application.

Noureddine is currently enrolled on an English GCSE course and through hard work and determination is on track to achieve a good grade, which will allow him to realise his ambition of training as a teacher.

Functional Skills English and Maths (Basic Skills)

Introduction

If you're 19 or over our functional skills courses can help you develop the practical skills in English and maths that you need to live, study and work. You'll learn to apply English and maths skills in real-life situations through reading, writing, speaking and listening tasks.

The courses are available across different levels, so you'll be able to study at the level best suited to you. If you've applied to study a GCSE with us, depending on your assessment, we may recommend you study Functional Skills first.

You'll work towards the Edexcel Functional Skills qualification, or the City & Guilds Award in Functional Skills.

Entry requirements

This course will suit you if you're a beginner, or want to work towards GCSE or other higher level English qualification. There are no formal entry requirements, but before you enrol you'll have a short test with one of our tutors to help us decide what level is right for you.

If you've already completed a functional skills course and want to study for the next level, please bring your certificates with you when you come in for your test.

You can take another course at the College alongside functional skills. Remember to check the entry requirements for the other course as well.

If you don't have a formal qualification in English or maths then you can take this course for free as long as you get a good enough mark on your assessment. On our free courses there are sometimes administrative charges - like the College registration fee - to pay. Find out more when you enrol or by speaking to Student Services.

When and where can I study?

You can study in the daytime or evening.

On daytime courses you'll study two 2.5 hour sessions a week. Both sessions run at the same time; morning or afternoon. Evening classes are one evening a week for 3 hours. Your class times depend on your assessment level.

Sessions run from Monday to Friday at these times:

  • Mornings: 9:30-12:00
  • Afternoons: 13:00-15:30 or 12:30-15:00
  • Evening: 18:15-21:15 

Your tutor will discuss timetabling options and your study level when you come in to enrol.

What you'll pay

If you don't have a formal qualification in English or maths then you can take this course for free as long as you get a good enough mark on your assessment. On our free courses there are sometimes administrative charges - like the College registration fee - to pay. Find out more when you enrol or by speaking to Student Services.

How to apply

You'll need to take an assessment before you can enrol on the course so we can put you on the right level. 

Click here to book your assessment.

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Please note that these Merton assessments are for people aged 19 and over only.

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