Entry Level Mathematics (2015)

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The CCEA Entry Level Mathematics specification gives learners opportunities to develop and apply mathematical skills in everyday situations. It also helps learners develop an awareness of mathematical concepts.

This qualification builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills developed through the Mathematics and Numeracy Area of Learning.

Entry Level qualifications can help learners to expand their knowledge, increase their confidence and demonstrate achievement. This includes some who might not be ready for a course at GCSE level or equivalent.

This specification is made up of units, and learners can gain a qualification at Entry Level 1, 2 or 3. For each unit, learners produce a portfolio of work to show how they’ve met the assessment criteria; there are no exams.

There are six units:

  • Unit 1: Working with Whole Numbers
  • Unit 2: Working with Time and Measures
  • Unit 3: Using Money
  • Unit 4: Working with Shape
  • Unit 5: Working with Position and Space
  • Unit 6: Data Handling

Teachers can choose any assessment method or methods listed in the specification to demonstrate clearly that the learner has met the assessment criteria and achieved the learning outcomes.

Current Specification

First teaching: from September 2015
First award: from Summer 2016
QAN: 601/5616/8
Subject code: 2210
Guided learning hours: 120
Qualification level: Entry 1/2/3

Skills developed through our Entry Level Mathematics

This qualification aims to help learners prepare for working and adult life by developing employability and independent living skills. It emphasises learning by doing, with a focus on transferable skills that learners will need in a changing and dynamic working environment.

This qualification also provides opportunities for learners to develop skills in:

  • application of number;
  • communication;
  • improving their own learning and performance;
  • information and communication technology;
  • problem-solving; and
  • working with others.

Those who complete this qualification can progress to other Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2 or GCSE qualifications, or to related training courses.

For more information on this specification contact:

Louise Millar (Maternity Cover)
Specification Support Officer
Gavin Graham
Subject Officer
(028) 9026 1200 ext. 2658