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Use of Mathematics

What is Use of Mathematics?

The Level 1 or 2 Certificate in Use of Mathematics is a GCSE equivalent qualification which has been designed for post-16 students. It is built upon AQA’s Free Standing Maths Qualifications (FSMQs) at Foundation and Higher Level. The AQA Certificate in Use of Mathematics is ideal for students who want to learn Maths that is practical and relevant to the real world and discover a fresh approach, if they haven’t had a successful experience in Maths at GCSE. It will provide you with a useful qualification for the future, as well as developing your confidence
in Mathematics.

What Will You Study?

You will study two Free Standing Maths Qualification Modules in Money Management and Using Data, as well as a Core Unit at Foundation Level. These qualifications will combine to give you a certificate in Use of Mathematics, which at Level 2 is the equivalent of a GCSE. You will study either the Level 1 or the Level 2, dependant on your GCSE Maths grade. The Core Unit will assess finance, data, shape and algebra.

Studying Health and Social Care will enable you to progress into Higher Education to pursue many different careers including – Adult, Children or Mental Health Nursing, Radiography, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Public Health Degrees, Midwifery and many more!

Alternatively, you may choose to progress into a related apprenticeship or training position, or study another subject at degree level

What Next?

Not only will the course provide you with the opportunity to go onto study GCSE Mathematics in Year 13, when your confidence in the subject has grown, but it will also provide you with a GCSE Maths equivalent qualification that will enable you to access a variety of different career paths in the future, including nursing.

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Entry Requirements

Grade 3 or below in GCSE Maths.

Course Type

Level 1 or 2 Certificate

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