Functional Numeracy aims to support and develop each learner's ability to be as independent as possible when they leave college, by teaching the essential skills needed for functional living through mastering basic numeracy concepts. For example:
- understanding money
- understanding time
- understanding measurement
In Valley College, the learners access one specific session of Functional Numeracy each week with teaching and learning of skills blended across the whole college curriculum. The focused outcomes are based on the adult numeracy curriculum.