Maths

Maths is an inspiring and enjoyable subject that will equip you with the problem-solving and decision-making skills that are valued across employment sectors.

Qualifications in English and maths are vital for your future employment success. Achieving five 4 to 9 GCSE grades (including English and maths), adds £80,000 to your future earnings over a lifetime, according to a study conducted by the Department for Education.

If you are aged 19 and over and want to improve your numeracy skills, we offer free online courses in maths. You can try our one-day Everyday Maths Skills course running for ten weeks for a refresher in all things numerical to help you in your day-to-day activities. Alternatively, if you want to achieve a formal qualification, or boost a lower existing grade, you can study our GCSE Maths online course.

If you have just finished school and have not obtained a pass in GCSE Maths, you will be able to study this alongside your chosen land-based course. You will benefit from small class sizes and complementary, hands-on learning linked to your course.

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Careers

Numeracy skills are vital across many aspects of our lives; from managing home budgets and helping with your children’s homework, to performing calculations and sharing data in varying degrees at work. Here are some of the ways that maths is utilised in land-based roles:
  • An animal feed nutritionist will analyse the nutritional value of animal food in order to provide dietary advice
  • A florist will plan and work to a client’s budget when styling an event
  • A tree surveyor will collect data to help produce reports
  • A garden designer will gather measurements and dimensions to help them produce designs to scale
  • Horticulturists will count seeds, measure soil and seed depth, and measure the distance between seeds for planting