Maths is an important part of everyday life. From how we purchase goods and services and manage our household spending to how we measure ingredients, distances, build furniture, and even tell the time.

Studying maths can help how we think and give us the necessary skills to get through life. You will find that by developing your maths skills you will enhance your problem-solving skills, you will also be able to think more logically and critically and your career opportunities will be increased as there are many roles where maths is a key skill to have.

We provide maths courses at all our centres and a range of different levels from entry through to GCSE and level 3.

How will I be taught?

All our maths courses are delivered in person with classroom-based learning.

You may also be required to carry out some level of online independent study in between sessions and will need a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC and a good internet connection to do this. You may need access to a laptop or PC to complete assignments throughout the course.

Don’t worry if this is a new way of learning for you – our tutors will explain how this works and support you to do this.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary for each of our courses and before you start you will be assessed to ensure you join the right level course for you. 

You will be able to find more information about the requirements needed for your chosen course by contacting our support team on 0161 291 6733, dropping into your local adult learning centre or emailing us at

Maths courses

Select the course that you are interested in from the list below to find out more.

Our functional skills maths courses are ideal for learning practical maths skills to help you with everyday life and work. By completing one of these courses, you will also gain a nationally recognised qualification.

On this course you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to gain a maths qualification.  This will help you to progress onto a professional course or enhance your current career. 

There are no previous qualifications need to access the GCSE maths course however you will be required to complete as assessment to ensure you have the skills to join and succeed on the course.

The next intake for this course is September 2024. Please enquire if you would like to apply to join this course. 

The Level 3 Core Maths course aims to build on skills learnt at GCSE level and take your learning further. You will develop your skills for specific careers or refine them if you’re planning to study subjects such as Science, Geography, Business, Economics, or social sciences at a higher learning level.  

The next intake for this course is September 2024. Please enquire if you would like to apply to join this course. 

View more details about Level 3 Mathematics in Context (Core Maths).

Help and support

You will find a range of support on offer when you study with MAES. From our friendly and enthusiastic business support team located in our learning centres to our well-qualified and committed tutors. 

We are also home to Make it Happen – a service run by our dedicated Careers and Progression team who will provide expert knowledge and personalised support to prepare you for the next stage in your career. Find out more below.