Principles of English and Mathematics (3844)

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2016
Enables learners to demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of maths or English, as well as the confidence and resilience to operate under the pressure of a one-off onscreen test. Available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2, these qualifications can be used to help learners progress towards 'destination' qualifications such as Functional Skills or GCSE.


They provide adults and young people with an opportunity to demonstrate to prospective employers and others that they have a solid grasp of how to use English and maths effectively. Whilst the test is one-off and designed to be taken 'when ready', it will usually follow a substantial programme of learning.

These qualifications complement English and Mathematics Skills (3847), which provides a highly personalised route to certification and the flexibility to address specific gaps in their capabilities and confidence.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

These qualifications covers key aspects of the National Standards for Adult Literacy and Numeracy, with a focus on knowledge and understanding. They include:
  • Number, Handing Data, Measure, Shape and Space
  • Reading, Writing and Listening
The assessments are summative, designed to be taken after a substantial programme of learning and following adequate preparation.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications are available from Entry 3 to Level 2, and focus on the key areas of the English and maths necessary for work and life.

The qualifications allow learners to progress
• through the framework of Principles of Using English and Mathematics qualifications from Entry 3 to Level 2
• towards an A*-C GCSE in English/Mathematics
• towards a Functional Skill qualification in English/Mathematics
• to a City & Guilds vocational qualification
• to an Apprenticeship programme
• to employment.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

Centres will need to make an initial assessment of each learner prior to the start of their programme to ensure they are working at the appropriate level. The initial assessment should identify any specific training needs the candidate has, and the support and guidance they may require when working towards their qualification(s).

Entry 3

The Entry 3 Award in the Principles of Using Written and Spoken English assesses key aspects of the National Standards for Adult Literacy at Entry 3, including accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar. There is one assessment paper to complete.

The Entry 3 Certificate in the Principles of Using Mathematical Techniques assesses key aspects of the National Standards for Adult Literacy at Entry 3, including numbers and calculations, measures and solving problems. There are two assessment papers to complete - one of which allows use of a calculator.

Sample Onscreen 'Principles of English and Mathematics' assessments at Entry 3

The sample assessments are provided for practice/demonstration purposes only.
Please note the latest version of Flash is required to view these assessments. To view in full screen, press F11 once the page has loaded.

Principles of Mathematics Sample test 1a
(non-calculator)


Principles of Mathematics Sample test 1b
(calculator)


Principles of English Sample test 1


What Careers Can This Lead To?

The qualifications allow learners to progress:

• through the framework of English Skills and Mathematics Skills qualifications
• towards a Functional Skills qualification
• towards a GCSE in English/Mathematics
• to a City & Guilds vocational qualification
• to an Apprenticeship programme
• to employment.

Entry 3 Principles of Using Written and Spoken English (3844-10)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Entry 3 Award in the Principles of Using Written and Spoken English

  • Accreditation No: 601/1420/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 99 - 99 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Entry 3 Principles of Using Mathematical Techniques (3844-20)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Entry Level Certificate in the Principles of Using Mathematical Techniques (Entry 3)

  • Accreditation No: 601/1288/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 130 - 130 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1

The Level 1 Award in the Principles of Using Written and Spoken English assesses key aspects of the National Standards for Adult Literacy at Level 1, including accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar. There is one assessment paper to complete.

The Level 1 Certificate in the Principles of Using Mathematical Techniques assesses key aspects of the National Standards for Adult Literacy at Level 1, including numbers and calculations, measures and solving problems. There are two assessment papers to complete - one of which allows use of a calculator.


Sample Onscreen 'Principles of English and Mathematics' assessments at level 1

The sample assessments are provided for practice/demonstration purposes only.
Please note the latest version of Flash is required to view these assessments. To view in full screen, press F11 once the page has loaded. 

 

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The qualifications allow learners to progress:
  • through the framework of English Skills and Mathematics Skills qualifications
  • towards a Functional Skills qualification
  • towards a GCSE in English/Mathematics
  • to a City & Guilds vocational qualification
  • to an Apprenticeship programme
  • to employment.

Level 1 Principles of Using Written and Spoken English (3844-11)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Level 1 Award in the Principles of Using Written and Spoken English

  • Accreditation No: 600/7917/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 58 - 58 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Principles of Using Mathematical Skills (3844-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Level 1 Certificate in the Principles of Using Mathematical Techniques

  • Accreditation No: 600/7655/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 98 - 98 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

The Level 2 Award in the Principles of Using Written and Spoken English assesses key aspects of the National Standards for Adult Literacy at Level 2, including accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar. There is one assessment paper to complete.

The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Using Mathematical Techniques assesses key aspects of the National Standards for Adult Literacy at Level 2, including numbers and calculations, measures and solving problems. There are two assessment papers to complete - one of which allows use of a calculator.

Sample Onscreen 'Principles of English and Mathematics' assessments at level 2

The sample assessments are provided for practice/demonstration purposes only.
Please note the latest version of Flash is required to view these assessments. To view in full screen, press F11 once the page has loaded. 

 





 

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The qualifications allow learners to progress :
  • through the framework of English Skills and Mathematics Skills qualifications
  • towards a Functional Skills qualification
  • towards a GCSE in English/Mathematics
  • to a City & Guilds vocational qualification
  • to an Apprenticeship programme
  • to employment.

Level 2 Principles of Using Written and Spoken English (3844-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Level 2 Award in the Principles of Using Written and Spoken English

  • Accreditation No: 600/7918/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 58 - 58 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Principles of Using Mathematical Techniques (3844-22)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Using Mathematical Techniques

  • Accreditation No: 600/7656/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 98 - 98 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

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SMARTSCREEN IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

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