Basic Pre-Entry

Numeracy and Maths Skills

Being comfortable with numbers is a great life skill and will always be useful in the workplace.

Many employers and colleges require you to have achieved Level 2 to apply for a job or a course.

We can help you achieve your numeracy and maths Level 1 and 2 with a nationally recognised certificate. Even if you have struggled before, our fun and friendly tutors will support you to learn every step of the way.

Our trainers have many years of experience using all kinds of different techniques to find the way which works for each and every learner.


Basic Pre-Entry



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What to expect from Skills Training UK

Energising and well-structured lessons, in small groups.

Individual support and mentoring to help you achieve your goals.

Access to our virtual learning environment for on-demand videos and materials to reinforce learning.

Extra support with English and Maths if you need it.

What does a learner need to do?

Attend regular classes either in-person or online.

Allow time for project work and study each week.

Talk to your trainer for support and guidance if you need more support.

Bring a positive attitude to class and any work experience to make sure you get the most from the opportunity.

Course content

Basic pre-entry is an introduction to basic maths so you can lay the building blocks for counting, shapes and using basic measurements.

  • Numbers: count; read, write and order; fractions and decimals; Pattern; facts; equipment
  • Geometry: 2D shapes; 3D shapes; Position, movement and pattern
  • Measures: units; measuring instruments
  • Statistics: basic statistics


No prior knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are required before learners register for this qualification.

Qualifications and outcomes

Level 1 certificate recognised exam board.

This qualification will seek to enable students to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine problems with increasing sophistication.

Students can progress from this qualification to a GCSE in Mathematics.


Entry Level Certificate in Mathematics consists of one externally-set test and one externally-set task for Entry 1 and 2 and two externally-set tests and one externally-set task for Entry 3. Students must complete all their assessment at the same Entry Level.

There is no set time for when each test or task is completed or for how long the student takes to complete them.

Level 1 is equivalent to a GCSE Grade 3/D-E

I really enjoyed all my courses. The class sizes are smaller than I thought they would be, which allowed me to get more help from my tutors. They were all very lovely and always answered my questions. Skills Training UK really have changed my life – I recommend them to anyone.

Chakaniya Chandran, Wembley Learner, Skills Training UK

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