Maths Next Steps

Welcome to Maths

Maths Qualifications: Functional Skills

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning offers English Functional Skills classes:

  • Maths Entry Levels 1, 2 and 3

  • Maths Level 1 and Level 2

One level usually takes one year to complete. Once you pass one level, you can work towards the next level.

Are You Ready for GCSE Maths?

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning offers GCSE Maths, with classes running online.

For details please email Angela Cato or call 01296 674463. Angela will explain how to enrol for an 'Are You Ready for GCSE Maths?' online assessment. This assessment is marked by our GCSE Maths tutors who will contact you with your results, feedback and your next steps.

Find out more about the courses on offer

What learners say

Learning online during lockdown

This term, many of our learners started learning online for the first time. Here are some of their comments:

I love it! I've had one to one support from my tutor just when I've needed it ~ Amanda

I know just what to do and the information is all there in Google Classroom when I want it ~ Lis

I was quite shy in class, but I find I can have good conversations online, where I feel more confident ~ Anon

Our learning support assistant has called me to give me help with completing assignments. It's great to have that help, because she explains things a bit more ~ Teresa

It's handy for me, because I have children at home ~ Farhat

Where could Maths take you?

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning also offers:

Continue your learning with:

  • Buckinghamshire College Group based in Aylesbury, Amersham and Wycombe provides a range of full and part-time further and higher education courses, plus Apprenticeships and adult education courses. 0800 614016

  • Buckinghamshire New University has three main campuses in High Wycombe, Uxbridge and Aylesbury. They offer university degree programmes: nursing, health and social care, cyber fraud detection, textiles and aviation. 01494 522 141

  • Milton Keynes College offers full time and part time courses from GCSEs to HNDs, as well as professional skills courses and apprenticeships. 01908 684444

  • East Berkshire College a Further Education college based in the south-east (Langley, Slough & Windsor) provides over 800 part-time and full-time courses. 01753 793000

  • University of Hertfordshire offers a wide range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Professional and Short courses. 01707 284000

  • Open University offers over 180 courses for distance learning. 0300 303 5303

  • Future Learn offer free online courses


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  • Samaritans Offers telephone support anytime about issues you are facing, call them free on 116123

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  • The National Domestic Violence charity supports those experiencing violence at home 0808 2000247