Initial Assessment for Functional Skills Maths Courses
The Initial Assessment involves an online assessment task followed by a 1-1 meeting with a maths tutor, which will be conducted online using Zoom (a video call). Once an application has been submitted, you will be emailed a link to the online assessment and contacted about your meeting. During the meeting, the tutor will chat to you about how you use maths skills in your daily life and why you want to improve them. They wil also discuss your class options and confirm your next steps. Prosp User 3
This Initial Assessment is for people who are interested in improving their maths and who do not have a C (or 4) in GCSE maths or an equivalent qualification, such as Level 2 Functional Skills. If you then go on to join a course you will need to have sufficient IT skills to be able to use online learning resources.

To be eligible for a free maths course, you need to have been living in the UK or EU for at least the last three years.

This assessment is not suitable for GCSE. If you are interested in GCSE please email york.learning@york.gov.uk to register your interest.
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You will need to have a laptop, PC or device with a Webcam and access to the internet.

You will need a pen and paper.

The Initial Assessment and any maths courses you might then join, are free.
Prosp User 5
There are eligibility requirements for these courses. Maths courses are free if you don't already have an C/4 or above at GCSE, and have been in the UK or EU for at least three years. Prosp User 6

COVID classroom safety

COVID classroom safety
When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue. When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue.
This may include using face coverings, cleaning your own work area and bringing your own refreshments etc. and will reflect the national COVID-19 guidance at the time. This may include using face coverings, cleaning your own work area and bringing your own refreshments etc. and will reflect the national COVID-19 guidance at the time.
We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space. We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space.
We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request. We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request.
Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council. Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council.
In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer. In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer.
Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs. Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs.

Learners who live in devolved authorities

Learners who live in devolved authorities
York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area. If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area.
If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost. If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost.
In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment. In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment.
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