/ Recommendations of a distance a-level maths courses

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deanr - on 18 Feb 2014
I've started a new job selling software which is based on complex mathematical methods (actuarial capital modelling for insurance companies).I want to improve my knowledge and having spoken to my collegues A-level maths would give me a good foundation.

Could anyone recommend any maths a-level distance learning courses? I will probably be studying on the train so would prefer a course with a paper work book. Although access to online material would be fine
BIgYeti86 - on 19 Feb 2014
In reply to deanr:

If you want to do a formal course my first port of call would be your local college. They may offer adult education but if they don't they will know who does.

Another good one would be your local councils website and look at adult learning.

Personally I'd go for a teach it yourself approach. There are lots of good revision books for maths at A-level. Get one or two of those and work though them. You will probably find it not too tricky, and if you want the formal qualification I would imagine it not too difficult just to sit the exam.

Also worth considering are the free online courses offered by some american universities. A calculus 101 or similar might provide the correct level of difficulty.
999thAndy on 19 Feb 2014
In reply to deanr:

I can honestly recommend the OU. They are the distance learning specialists, and really know how to put together a course, excellent materials, good support (esp. from other students) Many of their courses start below A-level (but finish higher)

Have a butchers here http://mathschoices.open.ac.uk/

p.m. me if you want more detail

rousse - on 19 Feb 2014
In reply to deanr:

Another vote for the OU, I am most of the way through a Maths degree, but the first course I did was between O and A level. The level of written and online material and tutor support has been great, in fact better than for my original degree.
deanr - on 19 Feb 2014
In reply to 999thAndy:

Great, thanks for that. I think it's exactly what I want
deanr - on 19 Feb 2014
In reply to BIgYeti86:
A college would be ideal, but I spend a lot of time travelling so want to study on planes and trains. Will have a look at the American sites though. Thanks

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