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Digital Skills for Work Award

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Part Time


This part time course will give students confidence and a positive attitude towards mathematics. It will also enable students to recognise the importance of maths in their own lives and society. It could also provide a vital stepping stone to Higher Education. You will cover a range of topics for instance general arithmetic, algebra, shape and space and data handling. GCSE Mathematics is offered as a 3 hour lesson once a week for one academic year. Options are available in the day and evening.

Why our college?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should be working at level 1/2 after an initial assessment has been completed at interview. Those who are not currently working at this level with be encouraged to take a Functional Skills maths course part time first.


You will sit two exams which are externally assessed at the end of the course in May/June. The new exams will be graded from 9 to 1.


Students may go on to one of the Access to HE courses at CCN or many university courses which require GCSE maths at A-C (4/5) grade. Many vocational course also have this requirement.

Career Progression

GCSE mathematics is very useful in getting started in a wide variety of careers.


The course is free for anyone who has not yet achieved a Grade C (Grade 4) or above. For students who have already achieved a Grade C or above who are looking to improve their grade please contact the Advice Shop on 01603 773773 for fee information.

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