Adult Learners – English, Maths and Functional Skills

We offer a range of English and Math’s courses for Adults, ranging from entry level Functional Skills through to GCSE resits.

Adult GCSEs (English Language and Maths)

We offer English Language and Mathematics GCSE intensive resit programmes over 32 weeks to adults over the age of 19. These are part-time courses consisting of one 3 hour session per week with a subject specialist tutor, and learners can undertake both GCSE Maths and English at the same time.

If you are under the age of 19, GCSE English and Maths can form part of your full-time study programme.

Functional Skills Development in English, Maths and ICT

Our Adult Learning Shops offer Functional Skills courses in English and Maths for adult (19+) learners. The programmes offer a range of learning opportunities; English and Mathematics courses ranging from Entry Level to Level 2 qualifications. All our courses lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Courses are tailored so you can learn at your own pace, build confidence, aid career development or to help you get back into work.

You will work independently online in our Learning Shops with teachers on hand to support you along the way. If you wish you can continue to work independently from home to gain your qualifications more quickly.

Functional Skills in English and maths are practical skills that allow learners to work confidently, effectively and independently in life, including education and training. They aim to increase achievement in all learning, improve employability and provide a sound basis for progression to further study or training. They also help develop other important skills such as team work, presentation and problem solving. Functional Skills are common to all our lives.

They help make sense of daily life, from working out which deal is best value, to writing an application letter or sur­fing the Internet. They are about using English, maths and ICT in everyday situations.

They are essential for:

  • Getting the most from education and training
  • Personal development of all young people and adults
  • Developing employability skills

The Learning Shops

Would you like to do something different or try something new? The Learning Shop can help you find the course you’re looking for. We have Learning Shops in Braintree, Clacton, Colchester, Dovercourt and Witham offering a range of flexible learning programmes to learners aged 18 or over. Find out more about our adult learning shops.