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Supported Learning: Maths for Beginners

Course Details

Start Dates:

  • 18/09/2023 (Course Code: SUPE0118AX)
  • 08/01/2024 (Course Code: SUPE0118BX)
  • 15/04/2024 (Course Code: SUPE0118CX)

Day:               Mondays 13.00-15.30 and Thursdays 10.00-12.30
Duration:      10 weeks


Explore maths in fun and creative ways. You will develop confidence and improve skills with numbers, shapes and time, in small groups. You will use practical everyday activities and scenarios to develop your numeracy skills, through crafts and cooking. In addition, you will use workbooks and interactive websites to practice and strengthen the skills you have learned.


This Supported Learning course is aimed at learners with mild to moderate learning difficulties and or disabilities, aged 25 and over. No previous knowledge or qualifications are required. You will need an interview before enrolment can take place to ensure your needs can be met and supported appropriately for you to succeed. Please refer to Contact Information below.


Complete self-assessments and tasks that identify your skills to be developed Use computers to explore maths based websites that can use alone or with family/friends Develop skills using interactive number lines, games, measurement activities, shopping tasks, and arts and crafts Develop self-confidence by working in small groups to solve maths problems Follow safety and security online practises Enjoy learning and be inquisitive about using maths every day to be creative and independent.

Teaching and Learning

Learners will use computers to develop numeracy skills, working in a small group with support. Follow demonstrations, and practise own skills at pace that suits learners. Learning will be practical and interactive using props and craft activities Learners will share ideas and be supported by their teacher through individual tasks to improve specific maths skills Handouts and course materials used for teaching and learning will be provided. All classes are supported by specialist Additional Learning Support staff and we ensure teaching is learner-centred and tailored to meet learners’ specific needs.


Assessment takes place in many ways and using a variety of fun and entertaining methods including having your work put on display. You will be assessed throughout all the stages of your development but there are no exam-based assessments of learning however you will have to complete set tasks to show that you are acquiring the skills we would want you to. You will also share your thoughts about your growing skills and knowledge with your teacher. You will receive a personalised WMC Certificate on successful completion of the course.

Next Steps

Each learner will spend time talking through their next steps and progression with their teacher. Following completion of your course, you will be able to develop your skills further on another of our Supported Learning courses if you are not ready for one of the many mainstream college courses.Your teacher will help you to explore all suitable options.

Additional Support


WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.

Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

How to Enrol

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or phone: 020 7255 4700 or email:

44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572