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Course Title:

Essential Skills: Whole Numbers and Decimals

Course Description:

The use of decimals and fractions are part of everyday life and work. This course explores methods for using and calculating with whole numbers and decimals to help improve your maths skills.

You will:

  • improve your self-confidence and skills to work with numbers and help you to move on to a qualification which is recognised by colleges and employers
  • learn a range of methods for calculating whole numbers and decimal numbers
  • learn the different ways that whole numbers and decimal numbers are used in everyday life and at work
  • understand the importance and benefits of being able to use whole numbers and decimal numbers with confidence

How will the course be delivered?

The course will be delivered on a residential basis, over two days and one night.The course will include a blend of class room based activities and some individual work alone. 

Entry requirements:

Northern College starts where you are, building on your life skills and experience. You don’t need a formal qualification to begin your studies with us.

What could this course lead to?

This short course can lead to other Essential Skills short courses, and then an accredited maths qualification at your level. Our Student Support Services team will work with you to design a personalised learning journey based on your needs and aspirations.



For more information please visit the Short Course page on our website

Tuition Fee: £50*

Choose which date you would like to apply for:

    Sorry, we currently have no scheduled classes for this subject

*If you are staying on a residential basis, the fee is an extra £25 making the full cost £75 (includes one breakfast and evening meal). Please confirm with The College Registry as fees can change and also with regards to your circumstances (unless otherwise stated).
email : mis at northern dot ac dot uk
Tel : 01226 776000