Parttime Classroom Generic programmes and qualifications

WX Bridge Func Maths L4

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to recognise situations where mathematics can be used meaningfully in daily life, apply and transfer mathematical processes and concepts appropriate to the situation, interpret and draw conclusions from activity, and communicate conclusions appropriately to others. It is designed to develop skills which enable more effective functioning in personal life, the workplace and as a member of society. Achievement of this award reflects ability to complete tasks and processes independently under supervision.

Target Award

QQI General Learning – 4M2010

Start Date: 28-08-2024 Hours/week: 03 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 16 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
Applicants should have a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3 when accessing a Level 4 programme. Applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education although no formal qualifications are required.

Age Requirements
Please see course details for minimum age requirements

Please refer to Programme Descriptor for Programme Aims and Objectives

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work under direction with some ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Functional Maths Functional Mathematics (4N2138) QQI
1 Explain how mathematics can be used to enable the individual function more effectively as a person and as a citizen
2 Discuss the presence of variables in a range of real life situations
3 Convert from scientific notation to standard form and standard form to scientific notation
4 Use appropriate strategies including estimation and percentage error to give approximations, where numbers are from the set of natural numbers (N) and from the set of integers (Z)
5 Use a calculator with confidence to perform extended calculations, requiring functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percent, squareroot, pi, 1/x, scientific notation keys, memory keys and the clear key, while following the conventions of precedence of operations
6 Demonstrate an understanding of the laws of indices and the rules of logarithms by using the laws and rules to simplify expressions, solve equations, and transpose formulae
7 Differentiate between simple interest and compound interest by applying the appropriate given formula to a range of savings and credit options
8 Calculate pay slips using appropriate statutory deductions, gross profit, net profit and loss on goods sold, VAT inclusive and VAT exclusive prices
9 Solve quadratic equations using factors and the quadratic formula
10 Solve algebraic equations including linear equations and linear inequalities of one variable,
simultaneous linear equations of two unknowns
11 Construct algebraic expressions and formulae for real life situations using the correct terminology and including rearrangement of formulae
12 Solve problems for a range of familiar and unfamiliar, meaningful, real life situations by mathematising the situations, making an initial model of the situation, deciding on appropriate mathematical techniques and tools to use in the situation, applying mathematical techniques, examining patterns, relationships and assumptions and making adjustments to see their effect on the initial model, and discussing and presenting results and conclusions in relation to the situation 13 Discuss areas where additional mathematical skills could be developed to meet personal needs to enable a more active role in a community, educational or workplace setting


Wexford College of FET


Whitemill Industrial Estate, Clonard Road, Wexford, Y35 XR22


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen
  • Tea/Coffee Making

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Susan Neville