Intermediate Entry 1 - Entry 3

Numeracy and Maths Skills

The qualifications give learners the opportunity to demonstrate a sound grasp of basic mathematical problem-solving skills appropriate to the level they are studying.

Our friendly tutors will support you to learn every step of the way and give you the confidence and the ability to apply mathematical thinking, so you can solve problems in familiar situations.

Good basic maths skills provide a great foundation for further study and many everyday work and life situations.


Pre-Entry 1/2/3


Guided Learning Hours



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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 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

Level 1

  1. Using numbers and the number system – whole numbers
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers (up to 20)
  • Use whole numbers to count up to 20 items, including zero
  • Add numbers which total up to 20, and subtract numbers from numbers up to 20
  1. Using common measures, shape and space
  • Recognise coins and notes and write them in numbers with the correct symbols (£ & p) where these involve numbers up to 20
  • Be able to read 12-hour digital and analogue clocks in hours.
  • Know the number of days in a week, months and seasons in a year; be able to name and sequence.
  1. Handling information and data:
  • Read numerical information from lists.
  • Sort and classify objects using a single criterion.
  • Read and draw simple charts and diagrams, including a tally chart, block diagram or graph.

Level 2

  1. Using numbers and the number system – whole numbers
  • Count reliably up to 100 items
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 200
  • Recognise and sequence odd and even numbers up to 100
  1. Using common measures, shape and space
  • Calculate money with pence up to one pound and in whole pounds of multiple items and write with the correct symbols (£ or p)
  • Use metric measures of length, including millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres.
  • Use measures of weight, including grams and kilograms.
  1. Handling information and data:
  • Extract information from lists, tables, diagrams and bar charts
  • Make numerical comparisons from bar charts
  • Take information from one format and represent the information in another format, including use of bar charts

Level 3

  1. Using numbers and the number system – whole numbers
  • Count, read, write, order and compare numbers up to 1000
  • Add and subtract using three-digit whole numbers
  • Divide three-digit whole numbers by single- and double-digit whole numbers and express remainders
  1. Using common measures, shape and space
  • Calculate with money using decimal notation and express money correctly in writing in pounds and pence.
  • Round amounts of money to the nearest £1 or 10p
  • Read, measure and record time using am and pm
  1. Handling information and data:
  • Extract information from lists, tables, diagrams and charts and create frequency tables.
  • Interpret information, to make comparisons and record changes, from different formats, including bar charts and simple line graphs.
  • Organise and represent information in appropriate ways, including tables, diagrams, simple line graphs and bar charts.


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

Qualifications and outcomes

PRe-Entry Level 1, 2 or 3 certificate from a recognised exam board.

These qualifications seek to enable students to become confident in their use of fundamental mathematical knowledge and skills and be able to demonstrate their understanding by applying their knowledge and skills to solve simple mathematical problems or to carry out simple tasks.


There will be three assessments at each Entry Level. Learners will complete one assessment at the level they are studying. It will be graded as Pass or Fail.

Level 1 is equivalent to a GCSE Grade 3/D-E and a Level 2 qualification is equivalent to GCSE Grade 4/C.

‘Amazing journey’ gets Chakaniya ready for psychology career

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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