Mathematics online study courses

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Access all the information you need to know about our online courses aimed at adults and developed as part of Pearson UK Learns, including: 

  • Free Diagnostic Assessments to help you decide which of the following two online courses is suitable for you 

  • Pearson Edexcel GCSE Maths Online Study Course with live online lessons designed to help you work towards sitting your GCSE exams in the autumn 

  • Raising Skills Maths a short online self- study course to help you improve your skills first before working towards a GCSE or other maths qualifications. 

Free Diagnostic Assessments

We have designed a diagnostic assessment that we recommend is taken by all prospective learners. It is self-assessed which means once you have downloaded the booklet and attempted all the questions, you can mark your own responses using our easy to use mark scheme.

Based on your results of the diagnostic assessment, we will recommend one of two options: The GCSE Maths Online Study course or our Raising Skills: Maths course.

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Raising Skills: Maths

Our Raising Skills: Maths course is aimed at adults who want to work towards GCSE Maths or other maths qualification to support their career progression and employment opportunities. 

Why choose this course?

Most people who start this course will have taken the free Diagnostic Assessment and chosen to improve their mathematics skills before starting a qualification. If you haven’t yet taken the Diagnostic Assessment to check this is the right course for you, you can download it from the list above.

Raising Skills: Maths is designed to be a self-study course that can fit around the demands of life, work and family. You have the flexibility to complete the studying in your own time. 

The total time required for this course is 16 hours. We advise splitting the course into chunks of 1-2 hours over 8 weeks or 2-4 hours over 4 weeks. 

Course overview 

The Raising Skills: Maths course is split into 8 blocks. We recommend studying these over 4 to 8 consecutive weeks. 

  • Block 1: Working with whole numbers
  • Block 2: Working with decimals
  • Block 3: Working with fractions and percentages
  • Block 4: Measures
  • Block 5: Area and perimeter
  • Block 6: Tables and charts
  • Block 7: Working with algebraic expressions
  • Block 8: Working with equations

One-time offer 

To support our adult learners during the Covid-19 pandemic this Raising Skills: Maths course will be free to access.

Instructions on how to access the course materials are coming soon.

After completing this 16 hours Raising Skills course, you will be ready to start GCSE Maths or a vocational qualification. Visit the Students contact page to access information about qualifications offered by Pearson that can be carried out online or at your local centre.

Pearson Edexcel GCSE Maths Online Study Course

Our GCSE Maths Online Study Course is aimed at adults who want to achieve a grade 4 or 5 (the benchmark pass grade) GCSE Maths qualification to support their career progression and employment opportunities. This online study course has been designed by experts and experienced teachers to take you from enrollment to sitting your exams in less than 6 months. 

More information about the course including the content overview and the one-time offer price coming soon.