New core maths course a ‘challenge’ for colleges, warns AoC

The TES is reporting that FE colleges have warned the new practical core maths courses for 16-year-olds will be a “challenge” for them to introduce.

…Although several colleges have helped pilot the new qualification, the Association of Colleges (AoC) today warned that it would not be easy for others to deliver.

Gill Clipson, deputy chief executive of the AoC, said: “There is a general consensus that a good standard of numeracy is important for young people to help them progress in their study and in the workplace.

“Introducing this is likely to be a challenge, particularly when national funding rates for post-16 education are fixed at £4,000 and there is a significant shortage of maths teachers.” 

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Based on what is says in the article, the AoC seems to support the aims of the core maths qualifications, but is worried about implementation.

Is that just an issue about access to (or funding of) enough maths teachers or are the concerns broader?

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