The blended learning level 5 courses shown below are a great opportunity run in-house just for your own staff.  These courses are offered at a heavily subsidised rate. For full details of pricing and to book, please see our course booking form.

Developing subject knowledge and pedagogy (GCSE mathematics)

Maths teachers are needed to teach the growing number of 16-19 GCSE maths learners across the education and training sector. This course will:

  • Up-skill new or experienced teachers to lead GCSE maths courses in their organisations.
  • Support practitioners working with young adults (16 -19s) who are re-taking GCSE maths, having achieved lower than a grade C at school (or grade 4 in the new 1- 9 grading structure).
  • Explore and model how to engage and motivate reluctant learners and assess their needs to build on prior learning.
  • Critically examine effective practice in teaching GCSE maths.

This course is subsidised by the Education and Training Foundation through their ‘Maths and English Pipeline‘.

Teaching Functional Skills Maths Level 5 CPD module

This is aimed at both new teachers of Functional Skills maths and those already teaching but possibly recently transferred from other areas, including vocational teachers and assessors. It is particularly suitable for those who do not currently hold a specific teaching qualification in maths. It is designed to meet the needs of all parts of the sector, including independent training providers, FE colleges, offender learning and adult and community education.

This course is subsidised by the Education and Training Foundation through their ‘Maths and English Pipeline‘.

Course Aim

This course aims to support trainees in developing the subject knowledge and subject-specific pedagogy required to support learners who have not achieved a good pass in GCSE maths at school.

Learning Outcomes

  • Motivate and inspire reluctant learners.
  • Use assessment approaches to support GCSE maths learning.
  • Plan teaching and learning to meet GCSE maths curriculum requirements and the diverse needs of learners.
  • Use active learning strategies and connected, challenging teaching methods to make GCSE maths teaching more effective.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of maths at GCSE and beyond.
  • Use or undertake research to develop and improve own practice in GCSE maths teaching.

Course Aim

The course will ensure that those responsible for teaching Functional Skills maths are conversant with effective practice and have the confidence to teach Functional Skills maths to learners with skills below level 2, and support their achievement.

Learning Outcomes

  • Motivate and engage reluctant learners and address barriers to maths learning.
  • Plan teaching and learning in accordance with the new subject content for Functional Skills maths.
  • Use active approaches to develop learners’ skills.
  • Contextualise and apply maths to vocational learning and meaningful and everyday situations develop learners’ problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Use assessment for learning approaches to support Functional Maths prepare learners for the requirements of summative assessment.

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates must be qualified to level 3, or be able to demonstrate level 3 personal skills, in maths.
  • A generic teaching qualification e.g. DTLLS, Cert Ed, PGCE, etc.

Entry Requirements

  • A maths qualification at level 2 or above.
  • Employment in a teaching/training/assessing role in the post-16 education and training sector.
  • Currently delivering Functional Skills maths or expecting to soon.

Available Courses

Courses currently available can be found by following this link.

Available Courses

Courses currently available can be found by following this link.

Course Length

These courses are available in two different delivery models:

1. Five full days, usually spaced about a week apart (usually 2 x 2 hour online webinars).

2. 10 half days, usually spaced about a week apart (usually 1 x 2 hour online webinars).

You will also be expected to engage in independent study in between facilitated sessions.

Course Fees

These courses are being subsidised by the Education and Training Foundation (for ESfA-funded organisations and their teams).

There are two pricing options:

1. Individual fees

2. In-house

Do you want to get the maximum value from your CPD budget? Why not run an in-house course at a time and venue to suit?
  • In-house course for up to 16 staff: £1,800.


If delegates wish to seek accreditation at Level 5 from Ascentis there is an additional fee for this of £215pp. This includes:

  • Centre costs, registration and certification
  • Tutorial support
  • An accreditation eGuide
  • Assessment and feedback

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