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Access your potential - Maths

Course Title:

Access your potential - Maths

Course Number:

LSNV N20025


Village Learning Centre

Learning Area:

Preparation for life


Level 1 (Mixed)


Julie Cross

Start Date:

16 March 2021

End Date:

13 July 2021

Session Time(s):

Tuesday between 13:00 and 15:30

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 7 and 16 learners.


NOTE: This course has already started.

Course Information

Blended learning:

Due to the current situation this course will be delivered using a blended learning approach in order to maintain social distancing with small class bubbles.  This means that you will be attending centres on a fortnightly basis for face to face tuition with a range of tasks and assignments to complete remotely in between.  Remote learning elements will vary from course to course but may include some online learning as well as completion of paper-based activities and research tasks.  Your tutor will provide more detail about how blended learning will work for your class during your induction session, the remote learning elements are an integral part of the course and must be completed in full and on time in order for you to progress and achieve. 


The course that helps you to work towards your own personal skills and goals. This workshop style course will be personalised to your individual needs whatever point you are at in your learning journey.

The course will create a topic based learning programme that will include elements of English, Maths, ICT, confidence building, employability and study skills.

The course will be delivered as an integrated programme and include traditional teaching methods blended with non-traditional and motivational learning e.g. visits, projects, online tasks etc.

What will I be learning?

Together with your tutor, you will decide what learning areas you need to focus on, this could include:

  • Managing your money
  • Time management skills
  • Personal presentation & job search skills
  • Identifying areas that you need help with
  • Improving your reading and writing skills
  • Building on the skills you already have
  • Gaining or improving the skills needed for everyday life and work
  • Improving your confidence and self-esteem
  • Working towards your own personalised learning goals
  • Progressing onto the next step course that is right for you

Does the course lead to a qualification?

These courses do not lead to a formal qualification so is a perfect way for you to get back into education or fill gaps in your knowledge without the pressure of exams.

The course will enable you to build your skills and confidence and will enable you to progress onto accredited courses as soon as you are ready.

Learners who progress quickly will still have the opportunity to take exams if appropriate.

Who is the course for?

The target groups are those with entry level Maths and/or English for whom a formal Maths or English pathway is not appropriate and those who are returning to learning after a significant break.

Initial assessment will be included in the course.

What do I need to bring?

  • A4 Lined paper
  • Pens
  • A4 Folder.

Are there any additional costs?


How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes.  To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes. If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our helpline on 01332 956565 or

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:   meet  enjoy  learn  achieve .

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement.  That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact enquiries on 01332 956565 or email  You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Village Learning Centre


Browning Street, Derby, DE23 8DN


Ample Car Parking
Ample Cycle Parking



Disability Support:

Disabled Access to Ground Floor only
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System


Drinks Machine
Staff and learners will need to bring their own refreshments


Crèche Unavailable


From the city centre, take A5250 road (Burton Rd),go along to the main crossroads with A5111 (Ring Road), turn left on A5111 Warwick Ave, take 2nd exit (straight over) at roundabout, continue and then take 1st right onto Village St and then we are on the left hand side next to Village Primary School. 01332 956340 or 01332 956565

Bus Routes:

Arriva No. 7 from the bus station and Arriva No. 5 and 5A from Babington Lane

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Village Learning Centre

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri 9 - 5 pm, with late evening session on Weds until 8.30 pm. All visitors to call ahead and pre-book a time slot.


Browning Street, Derby, DE23 8DN   Find Us

Telephone No:

01332 956340


By Email

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