Free English and maths courses

A Functional Skills student.

We are offering free part-time English and maths courses for anyone wanting to improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills.

The free Functional Skills courses are offered from Entry Level to Level 2 where you will develop essential skills and knowledge in a range of topics including spelling, form filling, note writing, interpreting numbers and dealing with money. This knowledge will help you to operate confidently in everyday life and gain confidence in your reading, writing, speaking and numeracy skills.

We also offer part-time courses in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). These courses are suitable for anyone based in the UK whose first language is not English and aims to help them to integrate into an English-speaking environment.

All courses start in January 2018 and classes are available at a variety of times throughout the week, daytime or evening, allowing you the option to fit in studying around your work pattern or family commitments.

Daniel Stanbra, Assistant Principal 14-19 and Head of English and maths, said: “Students completing a Functional Skills or an ESOL course with us will develop confidence and become competent, enabling them to be ready for whatever they want do to, whether it is career progression, further study, making everyday life bit easier or helping their children with their homework.”

For more information about English, maths and ESOL courses visit our Essential Skills page, call 01226 216 123 or email

Last updated: 10th January 2018

Originally posted on: 10th January 2018