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Everyday maths for Health and Social Care and Education Support 1

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Everyday maths for Health and Social Care and Education Support 1
Everyday maths for Health and Social Care and Education Support 1

Have you ever noticed how often you need maths skills in everyday life? This free course is an introduction to Level 1 Functional Skills in maths that’s designed to inspire you to improve your current maths skills and help you to remember any areas that you may have forgotten.

Working through the examples and interactive activities in this course will help you make progress in your career in the health, social care and education support sectors. To complete the course you will need access to a calculator, a protractor and a notepad and pen.

Enrolling on this course will give you the opportunity to earn an Open University digital badge. The badge is a great way to demonstrate your interest in the subject. What you learn by completing the course will really help if you wish to enrol on a formal qualification.

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This course has been produced as part of the Department for Education’s Flexible Learning Fund  and with the kind support of Dangoor Education , the educational arm of The Exilarch’s Foundation.

This course was written by Middlesbrough College in partnership with Bedford College Group, West Herts College and The Open University.

Everyday maths for Health and Social Care and Education Support 1

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Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand practical problems, some of which are non-routine
  • identify the maths skills you need to tackle a problem
  • use maths in an organised way to find the solution you’re looking for
  • use appropriate checking procedures at each stage
  • explain the process you used to get an answer and draw simple conclusions from it.

First Published: 29/03/2019

Updated: 20/01/2020

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